Bok Choy Stir Fry ( A low calorie delight !!)
Bok Choy or Chinese cabbage is one such food that is miraculously low on calories and fat while being fiber and protein dense. Plus, it contains almost all the essential vitamins and minerals. It does have that undercurrent of bitterness but that kind of adds to its taste. And garlic is one ingredient that works wonders with it. I personally love it with some multi-grain rotis and half a cup of plain yogurt for lunch. Read on for this simple stir fry recipe ( done in typical Odia style ) -
Preparation Time - 15 mins
- 2 heads of Bok choy
- 1/2 of a small onion
- 7-8 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp oil
- 2 dry red chilis
- salt to taste
Preparation - Remove the outermost leaves and cut off the end/stem (not too much but abt 1 cm ).
Wash with loads of water to rinse off any dirt and insects. Drain and then chop into small bits.
Cut the onion into small pieces and finely chop garlic.
Cooking - Heat the oil in a pan. Once hot, throw in the mustard seeds and broken red chili.
Then add the garlic and allow it to brown slightly.
The onion goes in next. And once it turns translucent, add the chopped bok choy.
Season with salt and cook on medium flame till it is cooked yet retains a crunch (the whites).
Remove and serve hot as a side dish with roti/rice.