Turai aur khus khus ki subzi

Posted on September 29, 2009. Filed under: Subzi | Tags: , |

A vegetable with a kingdom of nutritional wealth! Perfect recipe for elders who want to load up their iron stores and remain healthy.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 6.

Ingredients
3 cups peeled and cut turai (ridge gourd)
1 onion, finely sliced
2 tablespoons poppy seeds (khus khus), powdered
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
¼ teaspoon chilli powder
2 green chillies, chopped
2 teaspoons oil
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
Method
1. Mix the poppy seed powder with a little water. Keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
3. When they crackle, add the red chillies and fry for 1 minute.
4. Add the ridge gourd and fry for 5 minutes over high flame.
5. Add the turmeric powder, onions, chilli powder and green chillies and mix well.
6. Add the poppy-seed paste and stir-fry until the vegetable is quite dry and just turning brown.
7. Serve hot.
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