9 Jun

Recipes: Summer greens

There is nothing like fresh summer greens to accompany an Indian dish both because it tastes amazing but also because it makes you feel healthy. There is something very special about that leafiness and the wonderful shades of green that just make you feel great from the inside out. 


  • 1 tbsp butter,
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds,
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 4cm piece root ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 500g summer greens, shredded
  • 100g peas / blanched broad beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp garam masala


Heat the butter in a large non-stick pan or wok, sizzle the cumin and mustard seeds until fragrant, then add the chilli, ginger and turmeric. Fry until aromatic, then add the greens, a pinch of salt, a splash of water and the peas or broad beans. Cook for 4-5 mins until the greens have wilted. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, garam masala and the coconut, then toss everything together to serve.