Swiss Chard and Coconut Recipe
December 3, 2011 • Food & Cooking
I enjoy making this dish because it is simple, quick, delicious and very nutritious. Swiss Chard is, in fact, considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available and a valuable addition to a healthy diet.
Swiss Chard (bunch)
Freshly grated coconut (or frozen grated coconut)
Turmeric and Coriander powder
Start of with a little bit of oil in the wok on low heat. A pinch of mustard and fennel seeds. Once the mustard seeds start to pop drop in the garlic till it turns slightly brown. Then add the onions and ginger.
Once the onions are slightly soft add the chopped up Swiss Chard and put it on medium heat. You don’t really have to add any water as the Swiss Chard cooks it will release some water or you can add a little if you feel there is none. By the way, this is a dry dish.
Once the Swiss chard starts to cook, add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoon or more of coriander powder, plus salt to taste. Throw in your grated coconut and mix it thoroughly. Let it cook for a couple more minutes. Taste it and if taste good then you are good to go.
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