Wilted Mustard Greens From ‘Indian Family Kitchen’

Every Week, Yahoo Food spotlights a cookbook that stands out from all the rest. This week’s cookbook is Indian Family Kitchen: Classic Dishes for a New Generation by Anjali Pathak (Clarkson Potter), a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher. Read more about Yahoo Food’s Cookbook of the Week here.

Photograph by Martin Poole

By Anjali Pathak

Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes 

I love greens. This recipe has become a firm favorite, as the flavors liven up even the most boring vegetables. I particularly like the deep earthiness of mustard greens, but you can use any greens you like. The central core in some of the outer leaves can be rather woody, so just cut it out.

7–8 cups mustard greens, cut into large bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon oil — I like canola oil or light olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
2 scallions, finely sliced
1 fresh red chile, seeded and finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
Good pinch of sea salt and pepper 

Blanch the mustard greens by cooking them in a large saucepan of boiling water for a few minutes. Then drain and run them under cold water to keep their color. Drain well again.

Gently heat the oil and butter in a large skillet and stir in the remaining ingredients. Once the mustard seeds start to sizzle, add the mustard greens and cook for a few minutes until steaming and wilted. 

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