Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mustard Greens (Sawi Putih) in Masala Gravy


There's different types of mustard greens though all are with stems and broad green leaves. For this recipe, its the one with broad white stems and green hue leaves as well. Also known as sawi putih. Not the same type I used for Mustard Greens & Potato Stir Fried, Anyway does not really matter which you use for this dish cooked in a thick coconut masala gravy with chilli and turmeric powder that goes well with rice,


Ingredients
1 big bunch ( about 400g) Chinese mustard greens - washed and sliced into 1/2 inch length.  
1/2 tbsp plain chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
5 shallots - chopped
1 tbsp lime juice (or as needed)
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Ground/blend for a thick smooth paste
1 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 inch ginger
5 garlic
1 tsp poppy seeds/kas-kas (soaked for about 10 mins first)

Method
When oil is heated, saute shallots.
Add paste, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
Stir and cook till aromatic. 
Add mustard green, lime juice and season with salt.
Cook to soften veg and dish out. 
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25 comments:

  1. Using a masala gravy to flavor up mustard greens does intrigue. I have not had Chinese mustard greens, so I will be looking to try those. I can always count on your posts to be dishes that are very new to me and very healthy. This post is no different. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. hmmm i have never though of doing this...good idea

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  3. This looks like wonderful comfort food - I'm intrigued by the processed coconut in the sauce, especially with the lime juice. I'd love to give this a try.

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  4. I make saag with chinese mustard(rapini). This is something interesting I am seeing with masala paste. I use poppy seeds and coconut in my cooking but I am not familiar with candle nuts. I think should try this.

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  5. I read masala gravy and my mouth started to water! YUM!

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  6. Oh, how fragrant this dish is with all the spices!

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  7. I love mustard greens my mom always makes them for me. I love your flavors as this sounds completely different then how I have them and I bet taste amazing.

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  8. Mustard greens would be a new taste for me, too, but I haven't met a veggie that I don't like yet! I had to smile at your comment on my post, too...we have been on a potato binge lately, but we love rice as well!

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  9. I'm not sure I have seen exactly this sort of mustard green, but I bet this would be delicious with collard greens or Swiss chard too!

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  10. What a delicious masala gravy with healthy greens. YUMMY!!!

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  11. I love your recipes, Nava! They always seem so exotic and pull me out of a food funk! You know, I've not made mustard greens before. I guess I was never sure what to do with them to jazz them up! But this paste with the grated coconut, ginger, poppyseeds (though I am unfamiliar with candlenuts) looks and sounds fabulous! Such vibrant colors! Thanks for another great cooking adventure! : )

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  12. I'm not familiar with green mustard but I like all kinds of veg. Would love to try this!

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  13. Hi Nava, your mustard green looks so appetizing. I'm sure it's delicious cos it looks so mouth watering. Have a nice day.

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  14. Oh, Nava....I LOVE this! We're big fans of mustard greens here in the Southern US....Honey bunny LOVES them! I'm learning to appreciate them, but I adore them if they're in dishes rather than served alone. Bravo!

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  15. Thank you so much everyone for the sharing and comments. I know some of you may not have seen and know this veg, but I suppose other green veg will also do fine. Do try and appreciate your feedback.

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  16. Great tips i love to try your recipe.

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  17. I love the slightly bitter taste of mustard greens, Nava! But so far, I have only used it in fish soup. This recipe of yours sounds like a good alternative to enjoy mustard greens.

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  18. Lovely recipe Nava!I normally don't buy mustard greens that often, but looking at this recipe, think I'll get some next time :)

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  19. delicious looking greens healthy looks wonderful

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  20. masala gravy sound really Yummy,,,,I hope I can find sawi putih here,so I can try this yummy recipe :)
    Ridwan

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  21. My mom's recipe has minced chicken in it. This takes me back to my childhood! I love sawi masala :D

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  22. I love mustard greens. This recipe looks awesome.

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  23. This is just the sort of thing I love when I am craving vegetables. SO healthy and flavorfuL!

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