Grilled Cumin Baby Bok Choy with Walnut Oil [Dairy free, Gluten free, Grains free, Sugar free]

I love bok choy! Bok Choy or Pak choi is a variety of Chinese cabbage and is low in calories but offers an abundant source in minerals, nutrients and vitamins.   Eating it often, it is included in my stir frys or soups, at the end of the cooking process,  to add crisp, green nutrition to my meals.  I recently started including this as a side dish to my meals and have tried oven grilling it which works well too.  Leave it for a tad longer than the recipe advises, and a snack of bok choy chips is ready.

I  have been experimenting recently with a few nut oils which I have been fortunate to have been given by a relative and which are difficult to source from regular supermarkets. In this recipe I used walnut oil, which is best used in salads or mayonnaise, and ideally, should not be heated as it could give off a slightly bitter taste. However, following a recipe I sourced on the internet, trying out this oil,  the blend of the garlic, ginger and cumin seeds worked well to produce a nutty taste to the bok choy.

This is definitely an oven-grilled appealing recipe I will use again!


2 tablespoons walnut oil or olive oil
3 cloves garlic,ground
1 small piece ginger, grated or ground
4 baby bok choy, root end trimmed and separated into individual leaves
1/4 tsp cumin cumin 
Freshly ground Himalayan salt and black pepper, to taste

Here’s How
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  • In a large bowl combine the oil, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, salt and pepper.
  • Add the washed and dried bok choy and toss to coat.
  • Lay the bok choy on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the leaf ends are browned and crispy but not burned.
Grilled Bok Choy as a side vegetable to Grilled Masala Salmon and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes
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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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