This is SO good. So so good! You know it’s good when… My 5 year old comes to the table already saying “I’m not hungry” and “I don’t like this” (she’s never had it) and “This looks like poop” (it doesn’t). Sigh. Deep breaths. I insist she take 3 no-thank-you bites. Takes the 3 bites and says: “How about I finish this and not eat my salad?” And she likes salad! Yes, that’s how good it is. When the stubborn 5 year old goes back on what she originally says to finish it. 🙂 Success!
- 1 onion, diced
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- ~3 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (about a 1″ chunk of a good sized ginger root)
- 1 1/2 bunches of greens of your choice – I used 1 bunch Swiss chard and 1/2 bunch kale; if using Swiss chard, KEEP the stems and dice them up to saute with the onions!!! I would recommend Swiss chard or spinach for this recipe. I don’t think it would be as good if it were all kale. (I just used some kale because I didn’t have enough Swiss chard.)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 Tbsp dried fenugreek leaves, aka Kasoori Methi – that’s what the box will say at an Indian/Asian grocery store (I happen to have some really really old ones in my cabinet… skip it if you don’t)
- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1 1/2 cups peas, thawed
- 2/3 cup raw cashews
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp succanat or sugar
Saute onion and diced chard stems (if you have them) in water or olive oil until starting to soften. Add garlic and ginger and continue to saute until everything is tender. Add spices and stir well. Add greens, a bit of water, and put on a lid. (Since I used kale and chard, I cooked the kale about 5 minutes before adding the chard.) Stir occasionally. Once starting to wilt, add peas.
At some point while stuff is cooking, puree the cashews and water in a blender until completely smooth.
Once greens are done, add cashew water mixture and sugar. Bring to a simmer and simmer gently for a few minutes more. Taste to be sure everything is done to your liking and the spices seem ok.
Enjoy over a bed of rice or however you wish!! YUM!