Sauteed Parsley

Sauteed Parsley

First time I tried the Sauteed Parsley dish was at my friend Kanthi Randeni’s place.    It has a crunchy feel, very tasty but I couldn’t tell what it is.  I tried guessing, but could not ever imagine that this was a whole dish of parsley.  I have been cooking with parsley, but never used parsley as the main ingredient in a dish.  Parsley is normally used as a garnish in salad, or soups.

This led me to try out Kanthi’s recipe, from her book  Fusion Cuisine, Simple Easy to Make Recipes.   She is a Canadian immigrant author who came from Sri Lanka and many of her recipes are her own creation.  The book is entirely made up of  vegetarian recipes and all recipes are simple and straightforward, ideal for the working woman who does not have a lot of time to spend cooking.

Kanthi has a way of featuring a vegetable at its best, the way she gives Parsley in this dish the star attention, and I must say, it worked.  Of course, there are always some picky eaters who don’t like parsley in a salad, and pick them out.  But they might change their mind once they try this Sauteed Parsley Vegetable dish.

Sauteed Parsley

A quick and easy old indian recipe using parsley as a main ingredient.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Calories: 25kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients

  • 2 pcs Medium sized onions finely chopped
  • 1 bunch Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 7 pcs fresh curry leaves dried, if fresh not available
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Wash parsley and curry leaves well, drain and chop into fine pieces
  • Heat cooking oil in pan
  • Add onions, parsley and curry leaves, and sautee for 3 minutes
  • Add black pepper powder, salt and lemon juice
  • Serve warm as a side dish or cold as a salad.

Incidentally, Martha Stewart has a recipe for Sauteed Parsley, as well, with a different twist.

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  • Hi, I am trying to eat beettr for me at least and am trying to avoid dairy which I don’t find is too hard but it’s the wheat that I have trouble with. Gluten free pasta would be great. I think I’ll have to make a trip to the health foods store to what I can scare up. Thanks for the inspiration.

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