Monday, July 11, 2011
Alu bhendi Bhaja/Charchadi
Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 rupees
Ingredients: Ladiesfinger(bhendi) (200 gm), Alu(potato) ( 1 no., large ), green chilli (1-2 no.), cumin seeds (1/4 tsp), mustard seeds (1/5 tsp), turmeric powder(1/4 tsp), mustard oil ( 2 tsp ), salt to taste.
For the mustard garlic paste: mustard seeds (1 tsp), garlic cloves ( 4-5 nos).
Preparation: Wash the ladiesfinger and cut into small pieces . Cut the potatoes into smaller pieces than the ladies finger so that they get cooked in the same time.
Grind the mustard seeds and remaining garlic pods into a fine paste.
Cooking: Heat 2 tsp oil in a deep vessel and add the broken green chilli, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the potatoes and ladiesfinger to the spluttering seeds.
Fry the ladiesfinger and potato pieces on a high flame for 3-4 mins.
Mix the garlic-mustard paste with 1/3 cup of water and add to the wok. Add salt and turmeric and close with a lid.
Cook till water evaporates and veggies are cooked. Sprinkle a little mustard oil towards the end (options).
Remove from wok and serve with rice/rotis/parathas.