Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stir fried Collard greens and dry fish

I happened to attend an opening ceremony of a community centre this month.  I saw this amazing living wall....    It is one of its kind with new technology.  It looked beautiful and also has great air purifying benefits. 

Go Green !!
 Bio wall installation:Living wall system is a great new way of air circulation system.  They operate more efficiently and deliver the greatest benefits.The wall itself is housed in an open case covered by a plastic Brillo pad-like surface into which plants’ bare roots are inserted into pockets. Rainwater is recycled from a roof and runs down the wall, providing the nutrients the plants need to thrive.

  Benefits of the living wall: In a living biowall, the plants’ bare roots are exposed to the air that’s pulled through the wall. The microorganisms living on the roots ingest pollutants in the air, removes volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde, which are harmful to human health, from circulating air. The plants themselves also produce  oxygen and contribute significantly to air quality.
I always love greenery around me, be it outdoors, my lawn, garden or interiors with fresh plants. It not only increases the air quality around you, but also calms down the senses.   Greens are good to eat and breathe. Talking about the greenery , I wanted to give out my collard greens recipe.    Collard, Kale, Mustard greens, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and Cabbage all belong to the same family with almost same nutrients and health benefits.   So, here is the recipe of the greens.
Stir fried collard greens and dry fish.
  • 1 bunch of  fresh collard greens
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 4-5 red chillies, crushed
  •  100 gr. dry fish, sprats, optional ( vegetarians can totally skip this)
  •  3 tbsp fresh grated coconut (optional)
    Wash the Collards, drain them thoroughly , bunch it together and roll it tightly,  cut into thin strips. keep it aside. 

    Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat,fry the dry fish and keep it aside, then in the same oil fry the red chillies, jeera, onion and garlic, stirring them until they are lightly browned.

    Add the collard strips and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes so that the greens are soft, but retain their bright green color. Serve hot.

    Vegetarians can add fresh grated coconut just before taking it off the stove.


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