I'm posting a Bengali Winter Vegetables Medley today....very easy and simpliest recipe without much spices, but absolutely delicious..in this recipe you'll see the simplicity of Bengali Cuisine.
Ingredients:Beet root : 1
Carrots : 1 or 2
Cauliflower : few florets
Potato : 1 or 2
Green Peas : 1/3 cup
Dry red chilli : 1 (break into 2)
black cumin seeds/kala jeera/kalonji : 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Oil : 2-3 tblsp.
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing(only available during winter in India)
- Cut carrot, beet and potato in medium cube like pieces. Cut each cauliflower florets into 2 or 4 pieces.
- In a pressure cooker, cook beet, carrot and potato until tender for 1 or 2 whistle.
- In a pan, heat 2 tblsp. oil, fry cauliflower florets a little until light brown and keep aside. In the same oil (add oil if needed), temper with dry red chillies and black cumin seeds. Wait for a while, when chillies change colour and seeds crackle, add boiled vegetables, fried cauliflower and green peas. Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Add a little water and mix spices well with the vegetables. Add sugar and stir fry together for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
- Remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
This medley is going to take part in
Monthly Mingle: Winter Fruits and Vegetables , hosted by Sudeshna of Cook Like A Bong and event is masterminded by Meeta of What's for lunch, Honey?