It is actually a tender kind of annual green leafy vegetable that has equally tasty edible leaves, stems and buds. It is an Indian native plant that is used as an important component for salads and sandwiches. The herbal nature of the thick leaves has a slightly vinegary taste. It can be cooked with steamed rice, cheese, tomato, onion, garlic, oregano, and olive oil.
t has a slightly sour and tangy taste that can be best utilized in the mixed green stew. Herbal drinks are often prepared using this particular vegetable as it is little salty flavor. In Pakistan, it is mostly known as Kulfa. It can make a delicious combination with lentils. Even in chopped form, it can give a unique savory taste with yogurt, garlic and pepper. It is medically proven that Purslane can reduce the level of cholesterol in the body.