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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Baby Kailan Stir Fry (Chinese Style)

Baby Kailan a leafy vegetable widely used in chinese cuisine. Also known as 'Chinese Broccoli'. I usually do it in indian style(check for the recipe next week). For the AWED event, I thought will try chinese style.

Baby Kailan - 200 gms
Garlic - 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
Oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon
Soya sauce - 1/2 tablespoon
White Pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon (optional, if you need it spicy)
Corn flour/starch - 1 tablespoon dissolved in 1/4 of water
Salt to taste
Oil (Olive or any) - 1 tablespoon

Cut the bottom of the stems and wash the leaves completely.

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and fry for a minute. Put the leaves in the pan and keep tossing until the leaves are cooked.

Sprinkle some water if required. Once they are 3/4th cooked, add salt, oyster sauce, soya sauce and keep stirring well.

Once they are cooked well, add corn starch and keep stirring. Corn starch will solidify soon, so keep stirring.

Once there is no water, transfer to the serving dish.

In Singapore, this is served as side dish along with Rice, steamed chicken and chilli sauce.

Cooking time - 20 minutes
Serves 3-4 persons

I am submitting this recipe for A Worldly Epicurean's Delight - Chinese event http://culinarybazaar.blogspot.com/2008/06/huan-yin-to-awed-event-with-theme.html

hosted by DK of Culinary Bazaar http://culinarybazaar.blogspot.com/


Now to the awards :)

Sowmya http://creativesaga.blogspot.com/ gave me 'Blogging with a purpose' Award.
Thank you Sowmya:)
I feel HAPPY to pass this award to my blogger friends:

Everyone does their part sincerely as a blogger. Keep it up!!!!

Ramya http://ramyacooks.blogspot.com/ gave me 'Yum Yum Blog' Award.
Thank you Ramya:)

I am passing this award to the YUMMY blog owners:

Priyanka http://asankhana.blogspot.com/
Srilekha http://srishkitchen.blogspot.com/
Prema Sundar http://premascookbook.blogspot.com/
Kalva http://curryinkadai.blogspot.com/
Madhavi http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/
Sowmya http://creativesaga.blogspot.com/

Your blog looks YUMMY with wonderful recipes. Congrats and keep it up!!!!

LG http://www.tasteofmysore.com/ & Priyanka http://asankhana.blogspot.com/ gave me 'You Make my Day' Award.
Thank you Lakshmi & Priyanka:)

Passing it to my blogger friends:

Suhee http://suheezbrainwaves.wordpress.com/
Jil Jil http://meendumsanthipoom.blogspot.com/
Ramya http://ramyacooks.blogspot.com/
Priti http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/
Rekha http://plantainleaf.blogspot.com/
Valarmathi http://valar-myblog.blogspot.com/

You guys make my day by passing on your valuable comments:) Keep bugging me ;)

Congrats everyone!!!

Priti http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/, Priyanka http://asankhana.blogspot.com/ and Jil Jil http://meendumsanthipoom.blogspot.com/ reciprocated their friendship by passing "Award of Friendship" again to me:)

Thanks Priti, Priyanka & Jil Jil!


Valarmathi said...

Thanks Vani. Again and again surprises to me.Happy dear.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

wow vani... making me to feel happy more and more.. suprises are in lot there for me in ur blog pa... thanks for one more award vani.. chinese recipe.. thatz nice.. not feeling energetic too to pass my comments.. feeling sick.. bye
catch u after i feel well

Ivy said...

Hi Vani. Congrats on all the awards you were awarded. I am honoured to be chosen as a blogger with a purpose and shall blog about this soon. Thanks very much.

Priti said...

Nice recipe..though I don't like the Chinese style of stick sauce :-(..
And thanks for the award dear...it has become like a music chair..round n round hehe

rekhas kitchen said...

wow vani to day you make my day realy I am soooooo happy thanks a lot dear you gave me 2 ladoos thanks once again

rekhas kitchen said...

don't worry about white sauce once in while it is ok

Ivy said...

Sorry Vani, I thought the recipe was under a separate post, so I did not leave a comment. I am not sure what these baby kailan greens are but they look like the cabbage or cauliflower leaves when they are tender. The method is similar to the mushrooms I made the other day and it was really delicious.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

u told me that one more surprise is there for me.Whatz it i didn't find it vani.
something is for u too in my blog

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey dear....congrats that you have won so many hearts in form of awards.....;)
just came in to say hi....keep up the good work!!

தமிழினி..... said...

come and visit my blog pls!!!u have a surprise over there!!!

KALVA said...

Oh wow another award... i am in seventh heaven now...Congrats on your awards dear!

Asha said...

Beautiful dish!! Enjoy all the awards, I am loosing count too, so many these days!:))

Mrs.SriLekha said...

hi now u got a chance to select ur favourite awards and can pass it to ur friends. visit http://www.justsayhi.com/bb/awards

Maheswari said...

Beautiful dish.Keerai looks perfect.Looking forward to its indian version.

Another blogger who is to host Aug '08 had mentioned her choice as Lemon..:D.Gooseberry is a nice choice and kiwifruit comes under this category also.Ecxcellent idea.Kudos for thinking outside the box.Enjoy hosting.

Sujatha said...

Interesting recipe, Vani! Never heard of Kailan leaves..

Thanks so much for thinking about me for the award! I truely appreciate it.. Congrats on all your awards too, enjoy!!

Jil Jil said...

Congrats Illatharasi!!!! Having said earlier you need an seperate page to display all your awards and thanks for giving me "You make my day" award. I have added your blog in my blog roll.

RamyaBala said...

A Completely recipe to me dear...
Congrats on all ur well deserved awards and thank u so much to pass it on to me...U have showered me with ur love...Thanks again...

Yesterday,I left a comment in the prev post ma...I doubt I didnt submit it properly...

kamala said...

Poured by awards!!! Vani..Thank u for thinking abt me too...Looks yummy

Madhavi said...

Hummm nice recipe, Kailan leaves is new for me!!!!! Congratulations on ur well deserve award dear. Thank you so much for passin' on to me, m very happy :)))

Sagari said...

comgrats on your awards

Cham said...

Never heard and had such a dish, lovely entry! Congrats on ur award galore!

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly entry for the event....greens looks beautiful...congrates on ur awards

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

congrats on all ur awards Vani!!

nice recipe..my hus accidentally bought some of this leafy stuff and I didnt know what to do with them!!! thanks for sharing! :-)
u know baby bokchoy? i love them just cooked and salted! :-)

sowmya said...

i too make baby kailan,, indan style..congrats on your awards nd thanks for thinking of me for it.

notyet100 said...


Jil Jil said...

Again the award comes back to you.

Illatharasi said...

@ Valar, thanks dear:)

@ Srilekha, thanks and you take care of urself:)

@ Ivy, its ok. You deserve this award:) you can check here about Kailan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailan

I started cooking this after I came to Singapore.

@ Priti, thanks, this is very nice, try indian version which I will posting next week. wait for few days;)

@ Thanks Rekha:)

@ Adit, hi & thanks:) do visit often:)

@ Thanks Srividhya:)

@ Kalva, Asha, thanks and you both deserve one:)

@ Mahes, thanks:) I am getting excited to do my first hosting! Thanks for giving me an opportunity:)

@ Sujatha, thanks, I started cooking it after I came to Singapore, before even I never heard of it. You deserve one:) keep it up!!!

@ Jil Jil, thanks for adding me in ur blogroll. Thinking of starting a separate awards blog;)

@ Ramya, thanks. I didn't get any comment, so was wondering if you have noticed it or not :)

@ Kamala, Madhavi, thanks, you both deserve one, so hold it tightly ;)

@ Sagari, Cham, Suma, thanks for your visit and wishes. Do visit often:)

@ JZ, thanks:) Yeah we have here in Singapore too. I am slowly tying out new things ;)

@ Thanks Sowmya, I love the indian style. My mother too liked it, when she tasted it here.

@ No probs Priyanka, you take care of your health:)

Prajusha said...

congrats for those awards.
never tried this..thanks for the recipe

Prajusha said...

congrats for those awards.
never tried this..thanks for the recipe

Ramya Bala said...

smtg is there again in my blog..chk it out..What hapd?no post yet?

Anonymous said...

Thnaks Vani so much !!!!!

Sunshinemom said...

Never heard of this. Doesit taste like spinach? Nice dish though:)

D said...

I neber knew of Kailan before - Thanks a bunch for introducing this to me along with a wonderful dish and sending the same for the event :)