Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mix Vegetable stir Fry with Capsicum, Snow peas, Snake gourd, Corn. {Combination of naturally sweet tasting veggies.}

This  sabji I cooked for today's dinner, packed with multiple vegetables that are naturally sweet in taste. I added half a cup of corn just for color contrast , that added even more sweetness. No masala is used, it is stir fried with sauteed onions and green chilies. Final garnish is done with fresh grated coconut and chopped cilantro. This is easy and flavorful Bhaji recipe for every day Indian meals.

Ingredients :
  • 1 Capsicum - medium size cut into 1 inch pieces. (1.5 cup yield)
  • 1 Tender snake gourd - slice into 1/4 inch thick ring shape (1.5 cup yield) Discard hard over grown seeds.
  • 15-20 snow peas - slightly chop out both ends, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (1.5 cup yield)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels ( I used frozen corn)
  • 1 medium size onion - finely chopped
  • 2 Green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1 T.spoon oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro.

Method of Cooking sabjee
  1. In a medium size heavy gauge pot heat 1 tsp oil, add chopped onions - saute until they turn soft and shiny, about 6-7 minutes.
  2. Add sliced  snake gourd (Padwal) rings along with chopped green chilies. Mix with onions, stir fry over high heat, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. Pour in half cup water, continue cooking for 4-5 minutes over medium heat with lid covered.
  3. Once snake gourd is partially tender, add capsicum pieces. Continue to saute over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Do add some water if all liquid in the pot dries out.
  4. Now add sliced snow peas, frozen corn kernels, salt. Mix well, continue to saute for another 6-7 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  5. Sprinkle 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro -  Mix and saute for one minute. Shut off the heat, allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Finally garnish with remaining coconut and cilantro. Serve with daily meals or just enjoy bowl full of sabji.