Carrots sauteed with fresh fenugreek leaves….
One of those days I guess when nothing pops into my mind and I am left searching all around me for any inspiration and pick a topic and debate for a little while. Nothing wrong with the day, the weather is perfect, nice and relaxing activities planned for the day `et all. But I guess I am a tad impatient today to start off day`s chores and on days like these I detest sitting with my laptop as company. A good book to simply sit and read I would not mind though! And so I move on straight to today`s special. For this post I have decided to stick to the promise made at the start of this year, to post more healthier recipes. And so in support of ‘ healthy eating ‘ year, here is a dish apt for the theme!
Potatoes sauteed with cumin, a Punjabi delicacy…
Potato is a vegetable you will find in almost all cuisine recipes, be it Indian, Spanish, Italian, English, American, African and so on. Simply cook and mash them, add few seasonings and a dollop of butter and you have the ever popular and creamy mashed potatoes. Bake potato wedges with few herbs for moreish potato wedges. The sinful and addictive french fries need no introduction! Soft potato gnocchis make for a sumptuous meal.
Broccoli Stir Fry – Broccoli Seasoned with Ginger and Cumin
This first time I came across the veg ‘Broccoli’ was in cartoons were kids made a big deal of it when presented on the dinner table..From then on I had got the impression ‘broccoli’ must taste so bad that eating it equals some kind of a punishment! We never would get this veg in my hometown then & then this ‘thing’ was forgotten. And back then as a kid, when I had accompanied mom on her weekly shopping to the local market, we came across a green vegetable that resembled a cauliflower..When I asked what it was, mom answered it was ‘broccoli, and went on to buy this..UGH!! How could she do that..???
My protests were accompanied by mom`s lectures on the benefits of ‘broccoli’ – ‘* It contains Vitamin C *It contains potassium * It is rich in fibre…’Back home, she proceeded to make a ‘ Broccoli Stir – Fry ‘ from a book she had & presented it to us.
I took a bite & thought ‘This is what broccoli tastes like?? Whats all the fuss for?? I love this!!!’
Created during the time of the Moghuls, ‘Jalfrezi’ is a spicy North-Indian curry.