Saturday, December 15, 2012

Swiss chard Stir Fry with Whole Masoor

Yes, I am posting few greens recipes today.  Pictures might follow later.  We cook in the morning, pack lunch and off to work!  Evening chores, kids classes, homework and it is dinner time!  When to picture but I agree that pictures talk for themselves.  I would do it gradually. 

Swiss chard is also a wonderful veggie.  We get all these greens in the close-by farmers market and they come in different colors like red, whihte and yellow, so we buy them in different colors every time. 

I recently found a very good combination to them, whole masoor dal.  I bought it since their protein content is very good but always went wrong in using them.  I used to soak and pressure cook it, it would turn to mushy and brown color.  It was not appealing.  Recently, i thought of cooking them on boiled water and it was unbelievable, it got cooked in 10 mins.  

So, here we go to the recipe!

Soak 1/4 cup of whole masoor for about 6-8 hrs.

What you need?

Swiss chard(any color)-1 bunch
Red chillies-2
asofoedita-1/4 tsp
soaked whole masoor-1/2 cup
salt to taste
Oil- 2 Tbsp
shredded coconut - 3 Tbsp (optional)
Jaggery - 2 tsp

How to make?

1. Cut swiss chard fine including the stalks.

2. In a kadai, boil 2 cups of water, drain the masoor dal and let it cook, add a pinch of turmeric. Let it cook, chk if it is soft.  Drain and let it cool

3. In the kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds, add red chillies and asofoedita

3. Add swiss chard, salt, fry it for a while, add jaggery.

4. Once the swiss chard is cooked, add cooked masoor and dress with coconut if using.

Try and let me know.

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