Saturday, June 25, 2011
Piaji Tarkari ( Dal Vade ki subzi )
Cooking Time Required: 30-35 mins
Cost of preparation: 35-45 rupees
Ingredients: Piaji ( 8-10 nos), potato ( 1 large ), onion ( 1 medium ), tomato ( 1 large ), garlic flakes ( 3-4 nos ), ginger-garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), cumin seeds ( 1/2 tsp), coriander seeds ( 1 1/2 tsp), chilli powder ( 1/2 tsp), dry red chillis ( 3-4 nos), cardamon ( 2 nos ), bay leaves ( 1-2 nos), cloves ( 2 nos ), cinnamon ( 1 inch long ), fennel seeds ( 1/2 tsp), garam masala ( 2 pinches ), turmeric, salt, oil ( 6-7 tsp ).
Prepartion: Chop the potato into large chunks.
Dry roast the cumin seeds , coriander seeds, 2 whole red chillis, cardamon, cinnamon, and cloves.
Grind the all the whole spices without adding any water . Then add the chopped onion, tomato and garlic flakes along with water and grind into a smooth paste.
Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok. Add the potato pieces along with a pinch of turmeric. Fry for 5 mins, remove from wok and keep aside.
Add the red chillis and bay leaves followed by the ground onion-tomato-masala paste and turmeric, and stir fry for 4-5 mins. The add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell goes off ( abt 5 mins). Add the red chilli powder and fried potatoes and stir fry for 2 mins.
Add 3 cups of water along with a little amount of salt. Bring to a boil and allow to
simmer for 2-3 mins.
Add the piaji and simmer for another 8-10 mins or till the piaji softens. Do not stir vigourously so the piaji might break.
Serve with rice/roti.
Note: Refer to my earlier post for preparing the piaji :
Piaji ( Split Gram fritters )