Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kusum Greens and Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry

#KusumGreensStirFry with #SproutedGreenGram : We get different types of green leafy vegetables here in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh, India. In other words we can call Raipur as Greens City. Here people use lots of greens in their food to make dals and curries.
This time I bought a bunch of greens called Kusum Bhaji locally. I don't know its English name. Its leaves are thicker than Palak but softer than Radish leaves.

Kusum Green Leafy Vegetable

Let me present you how I used this greens to prepare a stir fry with sprouted green gram.

Ingredients :
Kusum Greens

1/2 Cup                                   Kusum greens
1/4 Cup                                   Sprouted Green gram
1 Tbsp                                     Carrot nicely chopped
1 Tbsp                                      Capsicum nicely chopped
4 or 5                                       Mushrooms
1 Tsp                                       Green coriander seeds ( optional )
3 cloves                                   Garlich smashed

To Temper :
1 or 2                                     Red chilly, break into small pieces
1/2 Tsp                                   Mustard seeds
1 Tsp                                      urad dal
1 Tsp                                      oil

Method :
Heat a kadai with oil on slow/medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds and then add red chilli pieces and urad dal.
Now add garlic and coriander seeds.
Saute for a minute and the add carrot.
Keep stirring for sometime and then add chopped greens and sprouted green gram.

Add salt and mix well.
Keep it closed to cook soft.
Open the lid after a minute and check.
If it is 3/4 th done then add chopped mushrooms and capsicum.

Keep the burner at high to evaporate excess water that is oozing out of greens and mushrooms.
Take care not to over cook greens and capsicum.
Now stir fry is ready.

Kusum Greens Stir fry with sprouted green gram

Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
An excellent side dish for sambar and rasam rice.

Note :
  • Kusum greens can be replaced by any other green leafy vegetable available locally.

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