Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.
And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!
Ingredients for Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Kadhi Recipe
Potatoes inch pieces 2 medium
Coconut milk 2 cups
Cauliflower 6-8 florets
Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) 1 inch cubes 100 grams
Broad beans (sem ki phalli/papdi) 1 inch pieces 8-10
Gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Carrots 1 inch pieces 2 medium
Oil 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon
Whole dry red chillies broken 2-3
Curry leaves 8-10
Garlic crushed 8-10 cloves
Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons
Take gram flour in a bowl and add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add coconut milk and mix till smooth. Add half a cup of water and mix well.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and when they crackle, add cumin seeds, split black gram and sauté till they begin to change colour. Add broken dry red chillies, curry leaves and garlic and sauté for a minute. Add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin and mix well.
Add salt and cook on high heat for three to four minutes. Add half a cup of water and cook. Add the gram flour mixture and stir. Cook till thickens.
Add broad beans and continue to cook for three to four minutes. Add tamarind pulp and mix. Simmer for a minute.
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