Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PEAS AND GHERKINS STIR FRY

PEAS AND GHERKINS STIR FRY

This easy to make dish has two commonly available vegetables, gherkins (also called ivy gourd) and peas. Gherkins are called Tindora in Hindi and Tendle in Konkani and Marathi.

You can use either frozen or cooked peas for this recipe. It serves as a side dish which can be had with rice and curry or even rotis though it is rather dry.

Ingredients:
  • Peas,  1/2 cup
  • Gherkins, cut length wise, 2 cups
  • Onion, 1
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder, 1 tsp
  • Mustard, 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coconut gratings, for garnish ( optional) 1 tbsp
Method:
Wash and cut the gherkins length-wise
Chop the onions
Heat oil in a thick bottom kadai
On medium heat, add mustard, when it splutters add the chopped onions and saute them
Next add the cut gherkins
Cover the kadai and cook the gherkins on low flame by adding very little water and stirring from time to time
Once the gherkins are done, add the cooked/frozen peas, salt, and chilli powder.
Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes
Garnish with fresh coconut gratings, if you wish
Serve hot