Hmm.. what should I write about chard leaves, well these are often used in Mediterranean cooking. Chard is packed with vitamins like vitamins K, A and C, it also is anti-inflammatory and helps the body manage blood sugar.
Looking for an easy way to get more greens in your diet? Try this simple sautéed Swiss chard recipe. Swiss chard is not readily found in India, so you wouldn’t find in any Indian recipes on it. However this my South Indian twist to it.
In the spectrum of greens, Swiss chard lies between spinach and kale—not as tender as spinach, not as tough as kale. The stems can be tough. You can either remove them and discard or boil and cook, if some of the stems are tender, just sauté them first before adding the leaves.
This dish is delicious as a simple meal over rice with a dollop of yogurt, and dal, which is my personal favorite.
Prep time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Total time : 15 minutes
Servings : 3
Category : Side dish
Cuisine : Fusion
1 Bunch Swiss chard (8 to 10 leaves)
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup fresh-grated coconut
2 Garlic cloves
2-3 Green chilies
1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon urad dal
3 Dried red chilies
- Rinse out the Swiss chard leaves thoroughly. Either tear or cut away the thick stalks from the leaves. Chop the leaves.
- Crush the ingredients given above and keep it aside.
- Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when splutters add urad dal, dried red chilies, curry leaves and shallots. Sauté till it is light brown.
- Add in the chopped chard leaves and salt. Stir well.
- Keep the flame low and cook covered. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Now, add the crushed mixture and mix well.
- Cook for another 2-3 minutes without covering the lid on a low flame.
- Keep stirring in between so that it will not burn and turn off the flame.
Rough nutrition info per serving: