Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baby Bok choy Stir Fry/Chineese cabbage Thoran/Poriyal

Today i thought i can share something different,but it is a common one in everyone's menu thats nothing other than the thoran/Poriyal/vegettable stirfry..But the veggetable here i used is the Baby bok choy or Shanghai bok choy. This is a type of chineese cabbage.
Last time when I was searching for the leek, I saw this chineese cabbage.Yesterday when we went to the Chinese market for purchasing fish i shopped this bok choy also .We usually buy only fish from this shop.(sometimes we buy Chinese/Thai sauces and noodles as well). But this time i  spent some time in their veggies section...they got several varieties of cabbage..I found this cabbage called bok choy..Just picked a bundle of three and i thought i can try the usual thoran with this.Today i tried this thoran using this cabbage and it tastes so good..especilly my husband really liked the taste though he is not a cabbage fan.So i thought i can share this recipe with all of u.About its nutritional fact :the Bok choy is  a good source of calcium and it contains no fat or cholestrol. Its also low in sodium and high in vitamin A  and C. Its agood choice for diet also...ok let me share the details.
Cost of the item:0.99 usd/Pound
Cooking time : 10-15 minute
Ingredients
Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage):3 bundle
Green chili: 3 nos
Carrot: 1 small sized(optional)
For grinding
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Red chilli :1 no
Cumin seed: 1 tsp
Fennel seed:1 tsp
salt: to taste
For seasoning
Oil: 1 tsp
split urad dal:1 tsp
Mustard seed: 1tsp
Red chili: 1 
Curry leaves: 1 spring
Preparation
Step1: 
  • Chop the cabbage into small pieces.Wash the chopped one 2-3 times in cold water and strain it and keep it aside
  • Shred the carrot.(here i used the peeler ),because we can make very thin slices of carrot then it will easily get cooked with the cabbage.
  • Cut the green chili into small pieces
  • Crush the coconut, red chili, cumin seed and fennel seed.If u have mortar and pestle use that.
Step2:
  • Mix the chopped cabbage, shredded carrot and green chili,add salt to taste.
  • Transfer the contents into a pan.Close the pan and Cook it  for 4-5 minutes in medium heat .The cabbage has its own moisture so do not add any water.
  • Add the coconut mixture into it and stir well ..cook it for 1-2 minute.
Step3: 
  • Heat oil in another pan..add mustard seeds..Once it get started spluttering add the dried red-chili and curry leaves folowed by the split urad dal..let it saute for 20-30 seconds..
  • Pour this mix into the cooked vegetable
The delcious thoran is ready to have..Have it with rice and sambar/rasam...
Cook's Tip
  • Do not over cook the cabage and carrot.
  • Do not add any water while cooking the vegetables.
  • if u like u can add more green chili according to ur taste..
  • You can add the garlic also..it will give a nice flavor to the dish.
Sending this dish to Twenty-20 cooking event hosted by Niloufer Riyaz,  to Greengourment event hosted by Preeti and to Cooking with seeds -Cumin seeds event hosted by Sara and the event started by Priya.

62 Said:

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Prani, the bok choy looks so cool. I have seen this veggie but I am not sure what to do with this. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe :)

BeenaShylesh said...

thanks for sharig dear....nice presentation...

Yummy Team said...

I have never tried preparing anything with bok choy before..Will surely try this simple and delicious poriyal..

Priya said...

Beautiful stir fry Prani, looks super colourful and catchy..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love chinese cabbage bok choy more than the regular one..looks so deliciuos..love to have with phulka

Meena said...

bok choy curry looks fabulous...great collection of recipes...will be back to check out more...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

innovative n looks soo tempting

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds new to me...
Thx. for sharing dear :-)

Uma said...

i always try new vegetables.. u gave me a good one.. thanks for sharing Prani!

divya said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww. very innovative and it looks soooooooooo tempting dear.nice click

Vrinda said...

Healthy and easy thoran....nice one

Malar Gandhi said...

I like bok choy, they have unique taste...like ur thoran recipe, looks very interesting...way better than I do, wanna try ur version for sure. thanks for sharing:)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

your way of cooking boy choy is new to me, sound really good and delicious.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Nice recipe with bok choy,looks delicious

Kairali sisters said...

Prani..Thoran is delectable.We too were thinking about a thoran with this chinese cabbage, Now we know where to look for the recipe :-)

Love
Kairali sisters

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds interesting..never tried bok choy thoran..this looks so delicious.So colorful and nice presentation dear.

panchpakwan said...

Nice recipe Prani, looks delicious

Sarah Naveen said...

very innovative...healthy and yummy combo...gotta try

Aparna said...

woww nice recipe..will sure give a try dear..thanks for ur luvly comments in my blog..will regularly visit u too..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very healthy and yummy recipe,love to try bok choy next time....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Lovely looking poriyal. I mean what an idea, beautiful !!!

Swathi said...

Rani,
Bay bok choy thoran kollam, i love thoran with all kind of vegetables.Look really yummy.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely pic..Looks delicious will try it soon...

Hari Chandana said...

Simple and yummy.. looks perfect.. nice clicks.. :)

Gulmohar said...

That's a simple and yumm thoran...never tried bok choy in our dishes

Kamalika said...

beautiful dish...very healthy too...

nisha said...

Looks totaly yum, fennel in thoran is new to me.

Mano Saminathan said...

Nice recipe and beautiful presentation!

Suma Gandlur said...

Any veggie would taste good when prepared this way. :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

prani
\my first time here..you have a beautiful blog with such bright pics.hoping to be back for more

Jagruti said...

Lovely and yummy dish..pics looks great!!

Mary said...

This looks and sounds like a delicious stir-fry. Your photos are really wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suman Singh said...

never used bok choy in our dishes..that recipe sounds easy and delicious...thanks for sharing this !

Gita Jaishankar said...

Great idea to make a poriyal with bok choy...looks tasty Prani...I recently made a dhal with this...I will try this also now :)

PranisKitchen said...

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shriya said...

Bok choy porial never tried it. Nice idea, recipe looks very simple. Thanks for sharing.

Kiran said...

Bok choy stirfy looks very delicious and very nice picture.

Simply Life said...

oh that looks great!

vidhas said...

sounds interesting and healthy. I have also seen thi in chennai let me try next time. thanks for sharing

jeyashrisuresh said...

We too get this in chinese wet markets, but never attempted to buy. will try next ime. thanks for sharing this receipe

PJ said...

what a wonderful idea to make thoran out of bok choys! i buy them often to add them to stir-frys and thoran seems like a natural stir-fry extension. great recipe.

SathyaSridhar said...

Rani, how are you ter?..bok choy poriyal is new to me dear never tried bok choy in this form sure i hv to try this in next time..

Ammu said...

Wow, that looks great. Never heard this before. Lovely recipe.

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks lovely! Thanks for sending this to green gourmet event!

Preeti Kashyap said...

@ Praniskitchen: No, The color is from ground Coriander leaves.

Vinolia said...

that's a nice thoran !! haven't tried bok choy this way; sounds delicious !!!

Mimi said...

Looks delicious.
mimi

vineetha said...

I have seen chefs using this in a chinese cooker show here..never tried it though.Looks like our cabbage thoran .:)

San said...

Never tried bok choy rani,i appreciate you for trying different dishes.Pic is really good.Healthy as well as delicious stir fry thoran.

GayathriRaj said...

I always see that cabbage in the chinese stores and feel like buying it,,,but as i dont knw any recipes im a bit back,,with ur recipe now im in...surely wil try ur recipe...

SS said...

i went to uwajimaya some couple of days back and i saw this cabbage...it looked so good but i did not buy it as i thought i cant make any indian dish of it...good to see the resipe here :)

Nostalgia said...

I have heard so many benefits of bok choy and do want to try it. I love them especially in chinese food but what the hell thoran is alo my thing. Your picture and recipe looks great.

Guna's kitchen said...

looks yummy!!!!!!!!!!... and more good presentation and photo tooo...

Roopa said...

love the bok choy presentation, first time visiting your blog :) good recipes , and nice write up too :) I always was lost when dear hubby used to buy new veggies, and bok choy is one of them, now i can try what u made :)

Sridevi said...

Bok choy looks yummy with your recipe...Nice presentation.

Thanks for visiting www.jiboombaa.com. You have good collections of kerala recipes.

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and yummy stirfry looks so beautiful

Catherine said...

Wonderful post! So yummy!

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

what a color! fennel seeds in thoran!...sounds gr8

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Never made bakchoy this way! Truly tempting n yummy dish! ;)

PranisKitchen said...

shriya,kiran,simplylife,vidhas,Jeyashree,PJ,sathya,ammu,Preeti,vinolia,mimi,vineetha,san,Gayathri,SS,Nostalgia,guna,roopa,sridevi,krishna,catherine,Iam homechef,Lovetocook thanks for the lovely comments dear friends

Suhaina said...

Looks so yummy dear. Very nice and healthy recipe dear. Love to have with rice.

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