Not sure what to make for lunch today? Try this quick recipe at home.
Subzi Stir Fry
The Indian stir fry.
4 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder, ¼ tsp garam masala powder, ½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp coarsely crushed pepper, ¾ tsp salt
Seeds of 3 green cardamoms (chhoti illaichi) – crushed
1 medium potato – cut into 8 pieces
1 carrot – cut into thin round slices
8-10 French beans – cut into 2” pieces
8-10 pieces cauliflower – cut into medium florets
1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp oil
1 bay leaf (tej patta)
1” piece cinnamon (dalchini)
1 onion – chopped
1 tsp chopped garlic, 1 tsp chopped ginger
2 green chillies – chopped
* Boil 4 cups of water. Add 1 tsp of salt. Add potato. Boil for about 10 minutes till tender. Check with a knife. When the potatoes are done, remove from water. Add carrot, beans and cauliflower to the boiling water. Boil for 1 minute. Leave in hot water for 2 minutes till the vegetables turn crisp-tender. Strain and keep aside.
* Mix together in a cup – curd, tomato puree, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder, pepper powder, salt and cardamon seeds. Keep aside.
* Heat butter and oil in a kadhai, add bay leaf and cinnamon. Stir and add onions. Cook till light pink and add garlic, ginger and green chillies. Cook for ½ minute.
* Reduce heat. Add the yogurt mixed with spices and stir fry for 1 minute till slightly thick.
* Add the vegetables, stir on low flame to coat the masala on the vegetables. Mix well, serve hot with toasts or chapati.
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