Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mix-vegetable Do pyaza

Do pyaza is a style of dish originated from Northern part of India, mainly Delhi and Punjab, influenced by the imperial kitchens of Mughal Empire. The famous cuisine is found in most restaurants abroad. Do pyaza means double the amount of onions, used here than regular sabzi preperations. Another theory suggests this dish was named in honor of Mullah Do-pyaza, a scholar and royal advisor who was part of the 'Nine jewels' of the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This preperation can be made with any vegetable, like potato, Bhindi(okra), Bell pepper etc. But the most favorite is with non-veg. preperations like Chicken or lamb do-pyaza. Can be substituted with anything, paneer and even shrimp...
That day I was searching for vegetable do-pyaza recipe and stumbled upon this Subzi Mirchi do pyaza recipe from master chef Sanjeev Kapoor ... which sound great to me and over that this dish is made with only green chilli, which gave this dish an entirely distinctive taste, that's why this dish is called Subzi(vegetable) Mirchi(green chilli) Do pyaza
You can assemble any kinds of vegetable, I added cauliflower, carrot, green beans, potato, sweet potato and bell peppers. The recipe asked for Bhavnagri chillies, which I didn't have, so used regular green chillies and baby onions, I substituted that with sliced regular onions. But I would love to try sometime the exact version when I have all the ingrdts.

Ingredients :
Cauliflower(medium sized florets) : 1 cup
Potato, Sweet potato, carrot
Green Beans & Bell peppers ( Cut all vegetables in 11/2" thick pieces
Onion : 4 (2 thickly sliced and 2 chopped)
Tomato : 2 (thickly sliced)
Green chillies(slitted from the middle) : 4-6 (adjust to your level)
Ginger-garlic paste : 1 tblsp.
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Coriander powder : 3 tsp.
Roasted cumin powder : 1 tsp.
Khus-khus/poppy seeds/posto : 2 tblsp.
Yoghurt : 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil : 3 tblsp.
Fresh coriander leaves

Method :

  • Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onions and fry until golden brown in medium flame. Keep them aside.
  • In the same oil, add cumin seeds, when splutters, add chopped onions and fry till brown, then add ginger-garlic paste. Stir for minute or two, then add turmeric, coriander, roasted cumin powder, half of the green chillies mixed with 1/2 cup of yoghurt. Stir well and cook until oil seperates.
  • Then add all the vegetables with little salt over it. Stir well to coat spice paste well with the vegetables. Add 1 cup of water, cover the lid and in medium flame let it cook.
  • Meanwhile, make a paste of poppy seeds, rest of the green chilles and few sprigs of coriander leaves.
  • When water almost evaporates ans veges are almost cooked, add tomatoes, fried sliced onions and poppy seed paste. Check the seasoning, add rest of the coriander leaves, mix well and in low flame, cook for another 4-5 minutes until vegetables are tender and water dries up completely.
Serve hot with rotis, parathas and goes well with rice,too......ennnnnnnnjoy
Sending this side dish to Viki's Kitchen
who is hosting "Side dish for chapathi".


Sharmila said...

Duto dish e darun Indrani. :-)
Good to know you are all well now. Ekhon toh flu maneyi bhoye.

Nithya said...

This sounds so interesting. Nice history and lovely recipe. Drooling :)

Indrani said...

Thanks,sharmila..nice to see you back, hope everything is ok with you


sowmya said...

its so mouthwatering..is tempting even after a heavy lunch

Ann said...

looks yumm

Sudeshna said...

Amar do-peyaja byapartai bhishan bhalo lage. Barite chicken do-peyaja khub khawa hai, kintu veg do-peyaja is a new variation. Will try it out.

Chitra said...

I've heard abt this but not tasted :) looks nice !!

DiDo.. said...

looks yummy Indrani... I have moved to my new cooking blog. Please pick an award from my blog!!!

Renu said...

very nice info on "Do pyaza" and liked the idea of adding poppy seed to the dish

kitchen queen said...

delicious recipe.A good blog. You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

Parita said...

yummy dish dear..makes me hungry :)

Anonymous said...

my husband was behind me to make veg do pyaza from quite a few days but i was lazy... one fine day i found ur receipe & surprised my honey on our anniversary.... it's really relishing...lovely receipe.

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