Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tiranga

No, we didn't cook/eat the flag!!!!
I had some chopped carrots and green peppers in the freezer and 2 medium potatoes. None of them, on their own, would make enough curry for both of us. So I decided to combine them all.

INGREDIENTS

3 Small Carrots
1 and 1/2 Green Peppers
2 Medium Potatoes
1/2 Medium Onion
1 and 1/2 tsp Ginger/Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Tumeric Powder
2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1/4 cup Milk
Few drops Lime Juice

TADKA (optional)

Mustard Seeds

Jeera
Urad Dal
Channa Dal
2 Red Chillies
a pinch Hing

PREPARATION

Run the frozen green
peppers and carrots under warm water and chop the potatoes into small cubes. Put all three of these in a microwave safe bowl and put the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes.
In the mean time, finely chop the onion and heat oil in a pan. Once the oil heats, add the optional tadka ingredients. Once, the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped onion. After the onion get soft, add the ginger/garlic paste and cook until the raw smell goes away. Then add the microwaved vegetables. Doesn't it look like the Indian flag?


Let the veggies cook for about 5 minutes or until the pieces are tender. Add the tumeric powder, salt, chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for a further 2 minutes.

It is now time to add the milk and the lime juice. Freshly sqeezed lime is fine, but I generally tend to use lime juice from the bottle because it stores better than a real lime.

Done!!! Serve with rice or roti or both.

2 comments:

SriLekha said...

looks colorful and delicious!

DEESHA said...

looks yumm N a nice name .. very colorful

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