Friday, April 2, 2010

Turiya Patra

I have already blogged about dudhi-paatra nu shaak. This turiya paatra nu shaak is a slight variation.

Turiya Paatra nu Shaak
Ridgegourd Stir Fry
Ingredients
2 medium ridgegourds, peeled, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp jaggery
1/2 cup ready paatra/aluvadi
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds powder

Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
4-5 red chilies/boriya
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp ginger-green chili paste

Garnish
1 tbsp coriander leaves/ cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp fresh coconut

Method
1. Heat oil. Add all the ingredients for tempering. As the seeds start sputtering, add chopped ridgegourd and tomato pieces.
2. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and let it cook till soft.
3. Add coriander cumin seeds powder, salt, jaggery and chopped paatra
4. Let it simmer for 7-9 minutes.
5. Garnish with coriander leaves & coconut.
6. Squeeze lemon just before serving.

Note -
1. Any vegetables like zucchini, tindora, padwal can be substituted. Just adjust the cooking time so the vegetables are not overcooked or remain undercooked.

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