Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sai Bhaji and Aloo Tuk (Green Vegetables and Fried Potatoes)

Hi guys, here is yet another new recipe called Sai Bhaji. It is a traditional Sindhi dish, which is not only healthy, but made in such a way that you can't taste the nasty veggies (e.g. eggplant and whatever). It is usually served for lunch with plain yoghurt, rice and fried potatoes (aloo tuk).

SAI BHAJI
INGREDIENTS:
500g spinach,
300g fenugreek leaves (methi)
1-2 tomatoes
150g fresh dill
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped (optional)
Pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
Pinch of cumin powder (jira)
1/4 cup chana dal
3 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
1/2 potato
1/2 carrot
1/3 eggplant
1/2 green chilli, finely chopped
Salt to taste


ALOO TUK
2 potatoes
Pinch of red chilli powder
Pinch of amchur
Salt to taste

Batter:
1 cup white flour
Enough water to make a thick batter
1/2 tsp jira powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of red chilli powder



METHOD:
1. Heat ghee and add in green chilli, tomato, ginger and onion.
2. Wash spinach, fresh dill and fenugreek well. Add that into the mixture, along with potato, carrot and brinjal. (Bold: cut and boil)
3. Add turmeric and cumin powder. Add chana dal and salt.
4. Cook in pressure cooker for few minutes.
5. Serve hot with aloo tuk.

To make aloo tuk
1.  Peel and slice potatoes and boil.
2. Make batter out of flour, water, jira powder, salt and red chilli powder.
3. Coat potato with batter and keep aside.
4. Heat oil and deep fry potatoes till golden brown and crispy.
5. Season with red chilli powder, amchur and salt.
6. Serve hot with sai bhaji.

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