100 Vegetables: #53. Golu Kola | Pennywort

This is our 53rd vegetable in a series of (possibly over) 100 vegetables, and it is an unusual one. Golu Kola or Pennywort. It is extremely unusual to find it in our Asian green grocery, but occasionally it makes an appearance. I am always surprised and delighted to find it.

We have only one recipe at the moment for this delightful green vegetable. I hope that you get a chance to make it.

You can browse all of our Golu Kola recipes here. And check out our 100 Vegetable Series.

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Matki and Golu Kola Salad with Coconut | Moth Bean and Pennywort Salad

Golu Kola aka Pennywort is a bit of a super food with amazing properties. Occasionally I can find it at the local Asia grocery – a joy because it is used across Sri Lanka and India. In Sri Lanka a sambal is made, but today I took that a step further and made a salad with a base of Moth Beans (Matki, also called Vallarai).

It is very easy to make and matki takes under 30 mins to cook, so you can make it in the morning while you are pottering around getting ready for work, and then it is ready to have with dinner when you get home.

Other common recipes using gotu kola include a healthy infusion of the leaves, Gotukola Kenda – a soupy rice dish, a pachadi, poriyal, and Vallarai Keerai Kootu.

Similar recipes include Radish and Cucumber Kachumber, Dal with Moth Beans, and Sprouts Usal.

Browse all of our Matki recipes and all of our Indian Salads. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Early Winter recipes.

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