There was this time she had made bell pepper veg., simple recipe... chop the pepper in biggish chunks cook them with minimum fuss and spices, and once well cooked add gram flour (besan) mix well and cook for a few mins. Done! result, yummy vegetable that can be eaten with roti or better with a 'bhakri'. What Mom also mentioned was that , this particular recipe did not restrict itself to bell peppers... go on, try using it with cabbage... sounds good? Did to me, so last evening I gave it a try.. first I put up a silent prayer.... yes, I did.. M, is used to this cooked by Mom, I wanted to come close to how she prepares it.
All right then, with my trusted knife in hand I ....
Chopped cabbage ( about 1/4 kg.)
Chopped onion (1/2 large onion, and i mean large californian yellow onion)
Salt to taste
1/2 spn Corriander (Dhania) Powder
1/2 spn Cumin (Jeera) Powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4 spn Mustard seeds
1/4 sp Cumin seeds
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup Besan
1/4 spn sugar (optional)
Cilantro to garnish
Please note, I have used my judgement in all the ingredients, never measured it so if you try this, use the measures as guidelines only.
After the onion and cabbage are soft, add salt, red chilly pwd., sugar,cumin and corriander powder, mix well, cook for a minute. Slowly add the besan, mixing well at the same time with one hand. Cover and cook for a few mins. so that the flour gets cooked. Do NOT add any water.Garnish with chopped cilantro.
I got a 100% rating on this one!!
Jai ho, Mom-in-law ki jai ho!!
P.S : I made the Parathas again (check the previous post) but this time in 'gheun ka atta' , they turned out just fine and the size was a normal paratha size too!