Monday, 18 March 2013

BABY POTATOES AND VEGETABLES IN GRAM FLOUR GRAVY


This is a creamy vegetable gravy with vegetables and gram flour. This dish is a good calorie watcher. Without coconut and cream I have tried to get the creamy texture with gram flour paste. 

This is more like"Jhunka" a Maharashtrian(India) gram flour paste side dish. Jhunka is cooked as the gram flour paste without any vegetables in it. Another dish from the same region in India is named as "Pithale" in which butter milk is added instead of water. I have used the same base here with a small change by adding vegetables.






Ingredients:

Baby potatoes- 150 gms

Peas- 1/2 cup

Broccoli and cauliflower florets- 1 cup

Onion- 1 (finely chopped)

Tomatoes- 1 (finely chopped)

Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbspn

Turmeric powder- 1 tspn

Coriander powder- 1tbspn

Chilly powder- 1 tspn

Asafoetida- 1 pinch

Gram flour- 2 tbspns

Water-1/2 cup

Oil- 2 tbspns

Salt to taste


Method:


Steam cook all the vegetables with salt and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in the pan. Add the ginger-garlic paste followed by the onions..

When the onions get browned add the chopped tomatoes followed by all the vegetables and gently saute.

Lower the flame and add all the spices and salt.

Add the gram  flour paste now.(Prepare the gram flour paste by mixing slowly the gram flour to 1/2 cup of water)

Add another 1/2 cup of water to the gravy. Mix all the ingredients uniformly and let it cook for another 2 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with hot phulkas(roti).



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