Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ingredients :

Carrots                          100 grams

Potatoes                        100 grams
Cauliflower                    100 grams
Beans                           100 grams
Capsicum                      100 grams
Tomatoes                      2
Onion                            4
Garlic                            3 cloves
Ginger                           1 small piece
Butter                           1 Tablespoon

Cumin Powder               1 teaspoon

Black cardamom            1
Cinnamon                     3/4 inch
Cloves                          4
Poppy seeds                  1 Teaspoon
Sugar                           1/2 Teaspoon
Tomato Sauce               2 Teaspoon
Fresh Cream                 1 Teaspoon
Salt to taste

Preparation : 

This is a hot, spicy and tasty North Indian curry, with rich tasty gravy that goes very well with phulkas and rotis.

  • Pare and cut into longish pieces  100 gms carrot, 100 gm potato, 100 grams cauliflower. 
  • String and cut in a similar manner 100 gm fresh beans. 
  • Cut 1 or 2 capsicum into longish pieces.
  • Peel and cut 1 large or 2 medium onions in similar way. 
  • Grind to a paste 2 medium onions. 
  • Separately grind 3 cloves garlic and a small piece of ginger, peel and chop 2 large tomatoes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan. 
  • Fry onions on low heat, till fat separates. 
  • Add garlic and ginger and lightly fry, then add tomatoes, 1 teaspoon cumin powder and salt to taste.
  • Grind to powder 1 black cardamom, 3/4 inch piece cinnamon, 3-4 cloves and 1 teaspoon poppy seeds. 
  • Add to the masala paste.
  • Put in all the vegetables except capsicum, stir fry, cover and cook over low heat, adding a sprinkling of water if necessary. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in capsicum. Cover and cook further till vegetables are done. 
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 cups water and 2 teaspoon tomato sauce.Stir through till well mixed.
  • Before serving add 1 teaspoon cream or butter. If you don't want a sweetish taste omit the sugar and lessen the quantity of sauce. Makes 6 servings.         

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