Green Garlic Recipes
Green garlic is what you could call garlic’s counterpart of the spring onion. In fact, in some parts of the world it is called spring garlic. That is, before the garlic matures and separates itself into the pods you normally see, it looks like a thinner version of spring onions – with a deep green stalk and pale white bulb. This is known as green garlic, and is a seasonal ingredient that can be used raw or cooked in various dishes. It has a less pungent and more verdant flavor compared to garlic.
4 Reasons why Green Garlic is good for you.
1. Green garlic Lowers Cholesterol
2. It keeps your Blood Pressure under check
3. As a result, it also improves your Heart Health
4. Green garlic is also known to prevent stomach Cancer
So, how can you get hold of this healthy and tasty ingredient? In India, it is available readily in the winter months. You can buy a batch from the market and use it in your favorite recipes. It stays good in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Much loved by garlic lovers for its smart flavor and enticing smell, green garlic can be used in most recipes that use garlic, especially if you want a slightly milder flavor. It can be incorporated into both continental and Indian dishes, and also made into pickles, chutneys, spreads and dips.
Top 10 Recipes using Green Garlic
Green garlic is an awesome ingredient that improves the flavor…
1. Coriander Garlic Chutney
2. Wagharelo Rotla
You will also relish the pleasantly pungent, leafy flavour of green garlic in pickles, pancakes and spreads.
4. Fresh Green Garlic Pickle
5. Fresh Green Garlic Pancakes
6. Green Garlic Spread
Green garlic fits like a charm into intrinsically Indian dishes like dal, subzi, roti and rice.
7. Hare Lehsun ki Dal
8. Hare Lehsun ki Subzi
9. Garlic Rotis
10. Lilva Rice
If you love green garlic so much that just a few months of winter are not enough to enjoy it, then you can make a paste of green garlic and store it in the deep freezer to use throughout the year!