These days I am trying to use greens at least once in a week. Because, I find it difficult to do shopping everyday, whenever I buy greens, I have to finish them off in one or two days. Usually I buy spinach, but this time I bought green collard greens. I had no idea what to cook with them, but I was in a mood to cook something new. So I came up with this.
When cooked these in cooker, a very familiar aroma started filling the kitchen. I thought they smell/taste a lot like kohlrabi(navalkol). Unlike spinach, they don’t become completely mushy after cooking. We loved this dish.
Now about click – A monthly photo event organized by Bee and Jai at Jugalbandee. I haven’t been participating in it even though I wanted to, for a while now :(. Last month, V even clicked a beans picture for it, but I remembered about it only after the last date. This month’s click is a special edition for raising funds for Briana. So far 54% of the amount is collected, still 46% to go. So my sincere request to all of you to please chip in as much as you can, and thanks for the tremendous support you’ve shown so far.
Toor dal is only next to the white rice when it comes to ‘food ingredient priorities’ in our households. These are the pictures of the cooked dal, you can spot the small onion in the first pic. I love all of the following 3 pictures. Let me know which one you like the best.
Update: The above picture goes to click.
Note : Many of my readers who read about ‘click’ asked me if it is a kind of ad program, and we would get some money if you “clicked” on the link. That is not how it works. Please read about the photo event from Jugalbandi.info or from the link in the right sidebar.
2 cups chopped green collard greens
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup tomato
1/2 cup + 1/2 tea spn chana dal
1/2 cup moong dal
1/2 cup toor dal
1 tea spn chili powder
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn urad dal
1/2 tea spn coriander seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1/2 tea spn methi seeds
A pinch asafoetida
2-3 kokum pieces
Cook 1/2 cup chana dal, toor dal, moong dal with turmeric in cooker. Cook greens. I used two cooker vessels, placed the dals in the bottom one and greens in top one.
Heat oil and fry chana dal, methi seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, coriander seeds, asafoetida. Grind to a powder.
Heat oil and fry onions. When they are brownish, add tomato and cook. Add dal, greens, chili powder, kokum, ground powder, salt and cook.
Serves : 5-6
Preparation time : 30mins
Update: The first picture goes to click :). Thanks for all your feedback.