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Vegetable Salna

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Course: Gravy
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivassan

Ingredients

  • Carrot - 2
  • Beans - around 15
  • Potato - 2 peeled and diced
  • Cauliflower - 1 + 1/4 cup big florets
  • Peas - 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - handful
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - one pinch
  • To grind:
  • Onion - 1 roughly chopped
  • Tomato - 2
  • green Chilli - 2
  • Ginger - 1/4 tsp peeled and chopped
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Cashewnuts - 3
  • Fried Gram Pottukadalai - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Peppercorns - 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2 pods

Instructions

  • Add 1/2 tbsp oil to the pan when the oil is hot add fennel seed, poppy seeds, pepper and cardamom pods; let fennel seed crackle
  • Add onion and sauté till onions are translucent
  • Add ginger and garlic;mix well and sauté for a minute
  • Add tomatoes and green Chilli; cook till tomatoes are mushy
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and cumin powder;sauté for 2 mins
  • Add coconut and sauté for a min. switch off
  • Add pottukadalai and cashew and let it cool down
  • Add all the veggies in a vessel, little salt and 2 tbsp of water. Close it with a lid and pressure cook for 1 whistles
  • After the tomato onion mixture is cold grind it without water
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of oil and add the ground paste and salt(if required)
  • Cook for 3-4 mins
  • After pressure subsides transfer the cooked vegetable to the pan
  • Add 1 cup of water and pinch of sugar; mix well
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and switch off
  • in a medium flame, saute the ingredients listed under 'to grind' (including the masala powders, except coconut and fried gram). Once tomato shrinks, add coconut and saute for 2 mins. Switch off and cool down. Once it comes to room temperature, transfer the roasted ingredients to a mixer, add little water and grind to coarse paste. Set aside
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