Saturday, November 12, 2011
Janhi Choppa Patua
Cooking Time Required: 15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 Rupees
Ingredients: Ridgegourd/ Janhi peels( 1 cup ), potato ( 1 no., medium ), mustard oil ( 2 tsp ), salt ( 1/5 tsp ), turmeric ( 1/5 tsp ), green chilli ( 2 nos ), garlic pods ( 6 nos ), mustard seeds ( 2/3 tsp ).
Preparation: Grind the mustard seeds. Add the ridgegourd peels along with the green
chilli, half of the garlic pods and a pinch of salt. Grind into a fine paste.
Cut the potato into thin strips.
Cooking: Heat 1 tsp oil in a wok. Add the potato and fry lightly for 2 mins.
Add the ridgegourd peel paste along with turmeric, salt to taste, remaining mustard oil and crushed garlic flakes. Mix well and add 1/3 cup water.
Cook with lid covered. Remove from fire once the potatoes and cooked and the raw smell of the ridgegourd peels goes off. ( Takes abt 7-8 mins )
Serve with white rice.
Alternately the raw potato pieces can be mixed with the peels paste along with salt, turmeric, oil and crushed garlic; wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked in a microwave/oven. Avoid adding any extra water.