Friday, August 5, 2016

Yu Choy Stir-Fry / Poriyal ~ Day 168

Easy and healthy stir fry using a Chinese green called Yu Choy.  Yu Choy belongs to mustard family and is related to cabbage and bok choy.  It has pretty yellow edible flowers like mustard plant.  Yu Choy when cooked has a slightly bitter and peppery taste to it.  It is widely available in Asian supermarkets. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Yu choy (with tender stem) - 2 lbs, washed and chopped finely with stem
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste 
  • Freshly grated coconut - 2 tbsp

  1. Heat oil in a skillet.  Splutter mustard seeds.  Add urad dal and cumin seeds.  Fry until golden brown.
  2. Add the chopped greens along with sambar powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, and salt.  Stir well.  Sprinkle a tablespoon of water, cover and cook until soft, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat and add the coconut.  Mix well.
  4. Serve as a side dish with any rice.

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