Lent” comes every year and we have thus same question, what shall i cook during this lent . Be creative and manipulate a few ingredients and you will find a variety of items consume.
Today i got a variety of greens fresh from the farm and decided to make something we in Kerala (a state in India) call *thoran*. This is served as a side with rice and dhal. For those who are not familiar with this may make sandwiches or wraps
For sandwiches spead hummus (protein ) on the slices of your choice of bread (carbohydrate) and add this prepared vegetable dish. Balanced diet.
To make a wrap mix the prepared greens with cooked red beans or kidney beans and your choice of dressing and wrap it in a tortilla or any kind of flat bread.
You can make this with any kind of leafy vegetables. Cabbage, spinach, callaloo, bok choy etc. My favorite is a combination of chopped celery and carrots.
wash and drain the leaves
Finely chop the leafy vegetable. You can chop them in a chopper or food processor.
Step 3Finely chop an onion.
Chop 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and 1 or 2 bird pepper( 1 jalapeno ). Pepper is optional only if you can handle the heat.😃.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan / kadai/ wok and sautè the onions, garlic and pepper .When the onions are pink add salt to taste, a teaspoon of cumin powder, and turmeric powder and stir for a minute and add the chopped leaves. ( if you are using cumin seeds add them to the hot oil before the onions and garlic and allow them to splutter. If you’re not familiar with cumins, add oregano or rosemary).
Cover the wok and cook the vegetable for a few minutes. Remove the cover and cook till all the water has evaporated.
Keep stirring till it’s done to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
Step 6 (optional)
Adf grated coconut and stir for 2 minutes.
Your dish is ready to be served, wrapped or sandwiched.☺