I won't get into the benefits of eating leafy green veggies, since I am certain we are all fairly educated on them. Unfortunately while we are aware of how good they are for us, most of us shy away from them. One reason is that we simply may not know how to cook them so that they're really tasty and actually enjoyable.
In India though, cooking veggies is something of an art and a single veggie can be made in a hundred different ways! And it is, given that most homes have their own style of prepartion for each vegetable!
So if you're looking to add the good greens to your diet, here are a few tasty suggestions for how you can cook and enjoy them:
Serve this simple veggie dish with hot Chapatis
(Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle.
Cabbage Foogath tastes lovely with hot Chapatis or plain boiled rice and daal.
Another hot favorite North Indian dish! This mildly flavored dish is super healthy too. If Paneer is not on hand or you want a dairy-free option you can also use tofu or veggies like cauliflower or potato.
Quick to make and good to eat is the perfect caption for Palak Ki Subzi! This is a tasty vegetable dish and it is full of good nutrients too. Palak Ki Subzi takes just about 10 minutes to make!
I love this Daal for two reasons - it's tasty and filled with good stuff! Daals
are great, healthy food by themselves, but with the spinach in this dish, things only get better! You can serve Palak Ki Daal with plain boiled rice and a pickle of your choice or just have by itself like a soup!
A tasty alternative for those who love kababs but are vegetarian, Hara Bhara kabab gets its name and green colour from the healthy spinach in it.
This raita is both tasty and nutritious. Serve it with your favorite daal and plain boiled or fragrant rice for a lovely vegetarian meal!
Spinach and Minced Meat Soup is both hearty and healthy. It is delicately flavored with cumin and ginger and can be served as an appetizer or teamed with crusty bread or plain boiled rice as a whole meal.
This dish combines chicken with spinach and the end result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish. Team it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).