Swiss chard with Eggplant

Swiss chard is so easy to grow. You cut leaves and it keeps growing back. 1st picture is of today’s harvest and 2nd picture is how it turned into dish.

Chard with eggplant is odd combination and you won’t see much but it taste good. I made using Indian spices. You can just make a side dish with it too.

  • Use olive oil and sauté some chopped /crushed garlic.
  • Add chopped eggplant , chard.
  • Use your Indian spices or just add salt.
  • Once cooked add some chopped tomato.
  • Cook tomato for a minute and that’s it.
  • You can also add some cashews for crunch.
  • Takes hardly 5 minutes to cook.
  • Enjoy!

Brown Rice Uttapam

Brown rice Uttapam came out so soft and fluffy that I was highly impressed . I think it’s because batter was fermented well. I hardly get impressed so when I get impressed or something grabs my attention, it has to be special.

Here’s how I made batter.

3 part brown rice ( I use mahatma brand)

1 part urad dal

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • Soak everything together for 5-6 hrs. Yes, wash it .
    Grind it and then leave it 24 hrs to ferment.
    Make uttapam with onion, cilantro, tomatoes topping .
    Good easy lunch if you started batter process day before .
    Remember to make your favorite chutney.
    Enjoy!