Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) Indian Style

Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) Indian Style

This side dish using Gai Lan is so simple to make, yet healthy and tasty, with low calories and no fat. It also provides a variation to a monotonous routine.

Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) Indian Style

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Region Indian
This side dish using Gai Lan is so simple to make, yet healthy and tasty, with low calories and no fat. It also provides a variation to a monotonous routine.

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 cups Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) (1 bunch, cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons Mung Dahl
  • 1 teaspoon Urad Dahl
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Red Chillies (Dried)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil

Optional

  • 1/2 teaspoon Hing (Available in Indian Grocery stores)

Note

Serving Suggestions:
1) Serve as a side dish with anything.
2) You can add plain yoghurt to a serving of this dish and make it a Raita (plain yoghurt with raw or cooked vegetables).

Options:
1) You can reduce or increase salt and red chillies as you wish.

Directions

Step 1
Add oil to a medium or large size non-stick fry pan. Set the heat level to medium.
Step 2
When oil is heated up, add mustard seed, red chilli and urad dahl. Stir fry.
Step 3
When mustard seeds start crackling frequently and urad dahl turns golden brown, add the cut Gai Lan. (Don't fry urad dahl too much.)
Step 4
Add turmeric, mung dahl, asafoetida, and salt. Mix well. Mung Dahl equalizes any bitterness from the Gai Lan. It also adds a little sweet taste to the greens.
Step 5
Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and stir the vegetables every minute or two. Cook until the vegetable is still firm but cooked. Don't overcook.
Step 6
Serve hot.
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