Feels as if I have not posted a recipe forever although it has been only 3 days . Anyway today I am posting about a vegetable which has become my new favorite. I got introduced to bok choy last year and used it for stir fry’s mainly. Recently my friend brought me a couple of bunches of bok choy and I wanted to do something more nutritious with it. Hence this recipe was born. Bok choy has a lot of health benefits. It is a very low in calories and is a rich source of many vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
I used the stems and leaves and the stems had a nutty flavor similar to vazhaithandu(banana stem) which I absolutely love and which we don’t get here . So bok choy is going to be on the menu quite frequently from now on. I have to tell you that this is certainly not a photogenic recipe ..too bad .. I tried my best but it is very tasty to compensate for it. Off to the simple and tasty recipe.
1/2 cup moong dal
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
1 small tomato
2 cups bok choy chopped
1 cup water
Cook the moong dal separately and keep aside. Clean the bok choy thoroughly and trim the stem at the end. Trim just a little. Chop into small pieces.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds followed by onion, garlic, chillies and curry leaves.
Cook until tomatoes are mushy.
Add turmeric powder and salt and cook until the leaves wilt. It just takes 5 minutes or so.
Next add the cooked dal.
You can have this curry thin or thick. I added a cup of water to thin it down.
Bring to a boil and turn the stove off in 2 minutes.
That is it. Yummy bok choy kootu ready to be served with rotis or rice.
1. Kootu can be prepared in different ways. I have blogged about Avarakai Kootu and the same method can be used here too.
Sending this to ‘Fast food not fat food‘ started by Priya and hosted by me and to Proteinicious hosted by Sobha.
18 Responses to Bok Choy goes Indian with Dal (Bok Choy Kootu)
very healthy n lovely recipe..bok-choy is new to me..thanx for linking it to my event..
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Nice one !! Loved the idea of using bok-choy with dal !!
Thanks for introducing me to Bok choy!! The kootu part appears straightforward…Now, can we get these Bok choy in the regular grocery stores?
Very healthy dish. Liked the way you have used bok-choy to make it Indian.
Though we get bok choy a lot here never attempted to cook that,this sounds nice and healthy dish indeed
One of my fav kootu, since am living in chinatown,bokchoy replaces very well our greens, never stopped buying and preparing desi style dishes..
Looks & sounds very healthy. Is bok choy is a kind of palak or thandu keerai of India.
Nice recipe with bok chuy,never cooked so far…
Delicious and healthy dhal…
healthy and soo delicious…:)
Me too like some have never cooked bok choy…every time i look at it….i just dont find any recipes…this is a sure foolproof recipes
How delicious looking! Yum!
beautiful dear..I always wanted to try bok choy, but never tried it, other than in restaurants….thnks for the recipe..
Bok Choy Kootu seems to be a healthy recipe…Haven't tried cooking with Bok Choy though
look so refreshing and healthy too.
That's like nice idea …dal looks yum
looks healthy and delicious dear
Really a healthy one…!!!