Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sauteed Green mix with Veggies - Mooli Palak and Red Spring Onions with Mustard Greens.

Adding sauteed greens as side always brings tastier, healthier meals packed with multiple food value .Cooking Sauteed Greens by pairing up with  veggies makes more enriched stir fry. I am posting two stirfry recipes, First one is Daikon and spinach combination and second stir fry is cooked with locally grown mustard greens and red spring onions.These stir fries are simple, seasoned with only onion, garlic, green chilies.

1) Sauteed Spinach with Daikon (Radish/Mooli)

Ingredients :-
  • 1 bunch of fresh spinach chopped or 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 7-8 inch long Daikon radish (Mooli) - cut into half inch pieces
  • 1 medium size onion - finely chopped
  • 8-10 - fresh cloves of garlic - make thin lengthwise slices
  • 2-3 Green chilies - roughly  chopped
  • 1.5 Tb.spoon oil.
How to saute Radish and spinach :-
  1. Heat 1.5 Tb.spoon oil in a large pot. Add the onions and stir fry on high heat for about 3-4 minutes.Reduce heat to medium and continue to saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Now add garlic and green chilies. Saute for about a minute. Add cut radish and saute for 2-3 minutes. Now turn the heat to high, add half cup of water and cook for 5-6  minutes or more until radish is cooked. Make sure there is enough water to steam radish pieces - if required add 1 tablespoon water at a time.
  3. Once radish is almost tender and water is evaporated  add chopped spinach and salt. Mix well and saute on medium heat until it wilts with bright green glow. This will need about 4-5 minutes. In case there is  little  water left, stir fry on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot with rice and roti.
Fresh chopped Spinach (Palak)

Mooli Palak subji


2) Sauteed Red spring onions and mustard greens.

Ingredients and Cooking Process

Greens you need :- One bunch of Red spring onions and 25-30 leaves of mustard greens, one medium garlic bulb, green chilies,oil and salt.

Preparations :- Thoroughly rinse red spring onions and mustard greens under running water. Roughly chop mustard greens. (refer above chopped spinach picture) Cut  and finely chop red onion portion from spring onions. Also chop green onion leaves.  Lengthwise slice each garlic clove, finely chop green chilies.

Cooking :- Heat one tablespoon  oil in a open saute pan (10 inch diameter)  put in  chopped red onion portion, saute for 3-4 minutes on high heat. Add sliced garlic and green chilies, saute this  for one minute. Reduce heat to medium, add chopped greens and little salt. Cook until wilted  but still  bright green, about 8-9 minutes. Serve hot with rice and roti.

Locally grown Mustard Greens and Red spring onions from Cary Farmers Market.


sm said...

healthy dish

Usha said...

Thanks sm, We have abundant choice of green leafy vegetables here..that makes it easy to add healthy dish to the meals.

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