PESTO, BIHARI STYLE with
Mustard Greens and Spinach (or swiss
chard): INGREDIENTS: Equal parts of mustard greens and spinach (Substitute
swiss chard for spinach. May even substitute Kale
for either.) to
make 2 cups, 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, 1 garlic clove (or minced garlic
scapes), mashed, 1/2 teaspoon finely minced green chilli, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons finely minced
cilantro, 2 tablespoons mustard oil DIRECTIONS: (1) Blanch the greens for 30 seconds in
boiling hot water until wilted (a minute or two). Dunk them in cold water,
drain and squeeze out excess liquid. Save a cup or so of the liquid. Process the
greens in a blender with a bit of the reserved liquid until smooth and thick.(2) Whisk together the remaining ingredients, pour over the
greens and mix and a squeeze of lime.
(3) Toss this pesto with rice,
pasta or mashed potatoes.