These days my husband and I shop regularly at the farmers market. With a little help we have understood what we need to buy and from whom to buy. The local vendors are so friendly and are getting familiar with us. I cannot go past a bunch of teenagers who sell organic produce from their parents farm. They have such good swiss chard and I grab a bunch or two from them to prepare chard the south Indian way. My daughter thinks it is very cool because it is all pink and tastes yummy. As for me, I love making it for her because it takes me less than 10 minutes to make it and tastes so fresh. Perfect side dish alongside some dal and rice for a simple meal.
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch ( cut into shreds)
Olive Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Udad Dal - 2 tsp
Coconut -2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
1. Heat the wok on medium high. Add oil, asafetida, mustard seeds and allow for it to pop.
2. Add udad dal, red chillies and allow for the dal to turn golden brown.
3. Add the Swiss chard that are cut into thin shreds and toss it well.
4. Allow it to cook for a few minutes. It will start to wilt and reduce in quantity. Add salt and coconut to it. Toss and serve hot on the side with some rice and dal.