Monday, November 14, 2011
Janhi Tarkari without onion-garlic
Cooking time required: 15-20 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees
Ingredients: Ridgegourd/Janhi (250 gm), tomato (150 gm), curry leaves( 2 sprigs), whole red chilli (1-2 nos), turmeric powder (1/5 tsp), mustard seeds (1 pinch), red chilli powder ( 1/4 tsp ), coriander stems ( 3/4 tsp), oil ( 3 tsp), coriander powder ( 1/3 tsp), cumin powder ( 1/3 tsp), garam masala ( 1/4 tsp, optional ), salt to taste.
Preparation: Peel and cut the rigdegourd into cubes. Chop the tomato into small pieces.
Cooking: Heat 2 tsp of oil in a wok. Add the ridgegourd cubes along with a little salt and turmeric, and fry for 1-2 mins. Remove and keep aside.
Now add the chopped tomato to the wok. Stir fry for 3 mins till it softens.
Then add the fried ridgegourd along with chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, remaining salt and turmeric. Add a little water and cook for 4-5 mins.
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a wok. Add the whole red chillis, mustard seeds and coriander stem. Fry for 30 secs and pour over the contents of the wok. Sprinkle garam masala. Cover immediately and remove from stove after 30 secs.
Note: Add a little bit of jaggery if you like a sweet-sour flavour.