Chori Bhagi Recipe
Spiny pigweed is more than a common weed. Its leaves can be foraged to make a flavorful but healthy side dish that works so well as a spinach substitute.
- 5 cups young spiny pigweed leaves
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (peeled and grated)
- 1/4 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh herbs (like culantro, cilantro, chives)
Wash the spiny pigweed leaves. Remove flowers.
Sauté chopped onions for 2 minutes.
Add grated garlic and ginger. Stir for a minute.
Mix in washed leaves, grated coconut, salt, pepper and herbs.
Cover and allow the leaves to steam and wilt (10 – 15 minutes).
Mix the leaves until smooth and dry (blend the leaves for a smoother dish).
Serve hot as a side dish.