Turmeric greens recipe

Tasty turmeric greens.
Tasty turmeric greens. Photo: Christopher Pearce

The turmeric greens are a cracking little side for any spicy dish. They require hardly any cooking so they retain most of their vibrant colour and nutrients. If spice isn't your thing, simply remove the seeds from the chilli or leave the chilli out completely.


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 garlic glove

1 bunch spring onions

1 tsp fresh ginger, shredded

1 tsp fresh turmeric, shredded

1 bunch choy sum


1 pinch of black pepper

1 tsp red chilli, sliced

lime, a squeeze


1. In a hot pan, fry the garlic, onions, ginger and turmeric in the oil.

2. Add the greens and toss and fry them for one minute.

3. Add a splash of water to steam.

4. Then season with salt, pepper, chilli and and lime juice before serving.

Serve alongside this beef rendang curry and rice.