Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shenga Vangyachi Bhaaji

Eggplants, drumsticks, potatoes and lima beans make an awesome combination. Try this simple bhaaji which is flavored with goda masala.

Shenga Vangyachi Bhaaji
शेंगा वांग्याची भाजी
Eggplants-Drumsticks Curry
4 - 5 small eggplants, quartered
2 medium potatoes, peeled & sliced
1 cup green lima beans/paavte/vaal lilva
6 -9 small pieces of drumsticks/shevgyachya shenga/saragawa (Indian vegetable)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp jaggery
1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tso asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp goda masala

2 tbsp fresh coconut

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder. As they splutter, add goda masala. Saute on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
2 Add all the veggies on after the other. Add chili powder. Saute for 1 minute.
3. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover with a lid. Keep some water on the lid.
4. Let it cook on a low flame till veggies are cooked.
5. Add salt and jaggery. Add more water if needed.
6. Simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Garnish with fresh coconut.

Note -
1. To expedite the process, you can use pressure pan.


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