Winter season see an appearance of green gralic or hara lasan in Indian markets. I’ve spent four years in the UAE always asking friends or relatives to pack me some super fragrant green garlic from Bombay in layers of newspapers in their luggage (so that clothes don’t catch a smell). I deserve more than just a couple of bunches each year so I finally scoured around Dubai for one supermarket which sells them; although securing few bunches here means breaking a bank (not complaining!). Green garlic resembles a scallion with white head and a green stalk but comparatively tedious to clean yet every effort worth the bold flavor it adds to any dish. Wrap them in a damp newspaper or paper towel and refrigerate for upto 7 days or chop them right after you buy and refrigerate in an air tight container for a week. They are available for a very short time during the winter, so grab any opportunity you get to enjoy them for the next few weeks. These are some of the ways I incorporate green garlic in my meals:
- garnish soup
- cook keema and eggs with green garlic and hot ghee in a traditional Bohra way
- add to stir fried veggies
- use it in salad dressings
- add to scrambled eggs
- green garlic chutney to slather on sandwiches
With all the outdoor adventures ahead of us in the coming cooler days, this seasonal herb can help keep the body immune system strong with its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and antifungal properties. Knowing that you are giving your body a natural boost will only make each bite equally more delicious, right?
End of the year also means so much madness, isn’t it? So many events to attend and catch ups to do leave me with little time but I try my best not to skip any of the meals. Eggs are always a solution to putting up a decent fare when I am running low on time or just back home after a hectic day. A batch of scrambled eggs with fresh slices of baguette goes a long way in sustaining my appetite when there is so much going around. Freshly chopped green garlic lend a beautiful blod flavor to this simple dish and enhance the taste of regular scrambled eggs. Totally optional but I recommend serving scrambled eggs hot on a labneh slathered toast with a side of spicy ketchup or sriracha.
Quick and easy scrambled eggs with seasonal green garlic packed with bold flavors and proteins for a perfect mid-day meal.
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Green Garlic
- 1 tbsp Black Pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Fresh Cream
- 1 tbsp Butter
Whisk eggs with green garlic, salt and pepper for about a minute. Incorporate fresh cream and mix well. Heat butter in a frying pan and pour the egg mixture into a pan. As eggs start to set, push the eggs around the pan to cook completely. Remove from the heat. Serve with your favorite bread.