Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Red Chard (Palebhaji)

Are these beautiful greens missing from your diet? The way to get them on your plate is easier than you think.

 Here is what you will need-:

  1. Red Chard chopped-  A bunch.
  2. Chopped Onions- 1 medium
  3. Chopped tomato- 1 medium
  4. Minced Garlic- 3 large cloves
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Turmeric powder
  7. Red chili powder
  8. Peanut oil/ canola oil
  9. Cumin seeds
  10. Mustard seeds
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Wait until they splutter. Add garlic, saute them until the raw smell of garlic goes away. Then add onions, saute them for 2-3 minutes and add turmeric powder .Add tomatoes. Saute tomatoes until soft. Time to add the red chard. mix well. Cover with lid, and let it cook for about 5- 7minutes or so. The leaves should start wilting down. Add red chili powder  and salt to taste. Mix well and add a pinch of sugar, just to bring out all the good flavors. Cover and cook few more minutes if needed.
Ready to indulge..:)

Usually leafy vegetables do not take much time to cook, so watch out, make sure you don't overcook. Overcooking takes away all the nutrients that these colorful leaves have in them. So enjoy this homemade goodness of red chard with a bhakri/ chapati (poli) . You can also stuff the vegetable inside the bread and make a sandwich if you like.

Sauteed Red Chard with Jowar Bhakri

I usually use spinach in place of red chard. Using red chard is just a variation I came up with, and it turned out to be a great one...:) 


Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy looking!

Indulge said...

We make this at home all the time...simple comfort food...anr variation is cook it with toor dal with onions/ tomatoes, ginger and garlic.. and then simply prepare it like regular amti....that also tastes try and let me know..
LOve Ash.

Manali said...

Thanks Sharmilee..:)

@Ashwini- Sounds yumm..will surely try..:)