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Greens in spices – Chinese Spinach and Red Chard

Sometimes finding unique fresh green in the market just makes my day. Could not resist bringing home crisp and fresh Chinese Spinach and Red Chard. Washed and chopped they were ready to be cooked with spices.


Batch of Chinese Spinach and Red Chard
Batch of Chinese Spinach and Red Chard

Heat up some Mustard Oil and add dry whole red chillies (2-3) and 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Once sizzling, add a pinch of asafoetida (optional) and a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with a lid for 10-15 seconds to create some steam. Add all the chopped greens and cook until wilted. Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Fry with the spices for a couple of minutes, add a cup of water and then cover and cook for 15-20 mins.  It’s that easy!


You can serve this with brown rice, Quinoa or the traditional while rice.