I understand chives to be an herb in the same family as onions and garlic. It is a western spice used in western cooking and has a subtle onion flavor (subtle relative to the Indian spices we are exposed to).
I'm not sure where you are located but in US grocery stores, you can find fresh chives in the herb section in produce near the fresh basil, and other herbs. There may very well be an Indian name or substitute but I have never seen it in Gujarat so I don't know if it's available elsewhere in India.
Chives belong to the same family as onions, leeks, and garlic. Chives are hardy, draught tolerant, perennials, eight to twenty inches tall, that grow in clumps from underground bulbs. The leaves are round and hollow, similar to onions, but smaller in diameter. In June or July, chives produce large round flower heads consisting of purple to pink flowers.
Uses : Chives are usually used fresh and are a common addition to baked potatoes, cream soups, and egg dishes. There is some evidence that chives can improve digestion and reduce high blood pressure. The oil has antibacterial properties. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/…
Cooking tips of chives: Chives are best used raw. If you must cook them, add them last, just before serving. Chives are essential in the classic seasoning fines herbes, which is a mixture of equal parts chopped tarragon, chervil, parsley and chives. Don't overlook slender chive spears as a garnish. They are perfect for tying up small bundles of vegetables or puff pastry parcels or dumplings. Or, simply criss-cross small lengths into patterns on deviled eggs or crackers covered with any variety of savory spread. A simple sprinkling of chopped chives livens up the appearance of a bowl of soup. Chive flowers are a welcome addition to salads and bring a touch of spring as a garnish to any dish. For more details see the following link: http://homecooking.about.com/librar…
But you can use chives in salads and stirfry's and there are also garlic chives which smell like garlic and onoin chives which smell like onions(mild). I also use them in Omelletes,pasta and in chinese cooking. They are very easy to grow and i have even grown them indoors near a well lit window.They can be grown from seed very esily and they form little blubs and youcan trim the leaves and use it in cooking and garnishing.The plant keeps producing more leaves. Happy cooking with chives!
Chives Chives have a delicate onion flavour and are one of the most well known culinary herbs. Cooking tends to change the flavour, so add just before serving. Uses: Best used fresh, they can be chopped into sandwiches, salads or used as a garnish. Chives go especially well with cheese and egg dishes. To store: Store fresh chives in the fridge for 3-4 days. Dried chives should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. To prepare: Chop chives using kitchen scissors and wash after chopping (the small pieces of chives will stick to the scissors if they are wet). http://www.waitrose.com/frontend/po… Green onion tops are a good substitute for chives. I think the Indian name is kucha
Hi, This ifo is from http://www.culinarycafe.com/Spices_… Chives are the bright green, long, hollow, thin leaves of Allium schoenoprasum, an onionlike member of the lily family. Chives are one of the herbs used in fines herbes, a traditional French herb blend. They also are great as a garnish. Chives have a mild, onionlike flavor, with a hint of garlic. Chives make an attractive garnish for many savory foods. With a delicate onion flavor, Chives won't overpower the flavor of fish. Add Chives at the last moment to hot foods, since heat lessens their flavor. Although chives are available dried, snipped fresh chives have the best flavor. Store fresh chives in the refrigerator, wrapped in paper towels and enclosed in a plastic bag.
Chives are long green springs from the onion family. They look like spring onions, buy smaller and narrower. They taste mildly oniony. I use them in salads (especially potato salad with sour cream, dips, soups, for decoration). You can always substitite it with spring onions tops.
Chives belong to the onion and leek family and are used in making sandwich spreads and dips for chips, vegetable spears like celery, carrot and cucumber. Tiny pieces of chives are added to the dip along with all the other ingredients.
Chives vcan be garlic or onion. The onion chives, resemble the early onion shoot from the ground and same is true about the garlic chives. They are both very mild and used for flavor. They are primarily served in a salad.
Hi, Chives are a plant. It is mostly used to season european dishes. Its like long vertical leaves. The link below shall enlighten you further. You can find them at your local grocery store or supermarket!
chives belong to the onion family..hence they have mild onion flavour.we can put them in friedrice or curries just to giv onion flavour.they r available in all american grocery stores.they look like small..grass kind
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