I'm forever looking for fast and faster ways to cook tasty, healthy food. As much as I love to cook, I don't like to slave in the kitchen. Nor do I like to take shortcuts to taste like adding dollops of oil / butter to my recipes.
One such really fast recipe, and equally healthy is the green curry that I cooked up last Sunday.
10-12 Medium sized mushrooms- wiped clean
1/2 cup frozen green peas
8-10 leaves of spinach
Small bunch of coriander leaves
6-7 Mint leaves
2 green chillies
1/2 cup curd
One medium sized onion
4-5 pods of garlic-peeled
1/2 inch piece ginger
Salt to taste
Wash all greens thoroughly. Add all ingredients except mushroom and peas to a mixer, and grind to a smooth paste. Paste will be thick and green.
In a pan, take a tsp of oil. Saute the mushrooms and peas with a pinch of salt until mushrooms are soft. Add the ground paste and a little water to adjust the consistency of the curry.
Let it boil for 2 mins. Do not cover the pan while boiling so as to retain the vibrant green color of the curry. Serve hot with chapatis or steamed rice.
Stir a tbsp of fresh cream into the curry after removing it from flame for a rich creamy taste. This recipe is rich in Iron.
To convert it into a low carb recipe, you could use only Mushrooms and omit the peas.