Saturday, March 10, 2012

Raddish Leaf Curry

I have been looking forward to this weekend so much and am so glad its here! Work is usually very hectic during the first two weeks of the month that I usually do not get time to enter into the kitchen except to make my breakfast....well, that again is not an elaborate affair...its just plain oats cooked in milk...lol! So, after such hectic weeks of work I so wanted to unwind cooking some really healthy and quick food.

Although I have been claiming to be on a diet (which I am truly)....there have been few days in the past weeks where I had gone over board and indulged into some fried food a couple of times. Well, when you are on a diet regime(as long as its not for some Pageant:-))...I would suggest you give it up on a few occasions just so that you don't starve too much for junk and start eating loads of them on one fine day.

So, today when I ended up cooking, I took this vow to make it really simple and healthy and ended up making this super simple curry from Raddish leaves which was done in under 15 mins!!!

Ingredients:

- 1 bunch raddish leaves
- 1 small onion
- 1 green chilly
- 1 red chilly
- 1 tbsp coconut
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic (optional)
- salt to taste

Source: My Friends Cook:-)!

Prep time: 10 mins                        Cook time: 10 mins

Preparation:

- Wash the raddish leaves well, ensure there is no sand and drain.
- Chop the onions, garlic and the leaves finely.
- Dry grind the coconut and green chilly together. Just about a pulse in your blender or mixie would do.
- In a wide pan, heat the oil and let the mustard and cumin seeds splutter. Now add the red chilly and fry for a few seconds.
- Add the finely chopped onions and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes until they turn translucent.


- Now add the raddish leaves and salt and mix well. The leaves will begin  to shrink and let out some water.
- Cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring in between every 2 minutes.
- When the leaves are cooked add the coconut chilly mix and switch off the heat. Mix in the coconut well and transfer to your serving dish!

- Raddish leaf curry is ready in a jiffy! This is a good accompaniment to rice and roti as well!


Foot note:

- The leaf tastes a little bitter, so adding coconut helps to enhance the taste.
- Adjust the spice level according to the quantity of the leaf.

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