Simple Mixed Vegetables
•2 Tsp oil
•¼ Tsp yellow asafetida powder
•½ Cabbage, thinly sliced
•1 Tsp black mustard seeds
•1 Tsp cumin seeds
•1 Tbsp ginger, finely grated
•1 green chili, chopped
•1 meduim sized potato, peeled and cut lenght wise
•1 large bell pepper (capsicum), cut lengthwise
•2 small carrots, peeled and cut matchstick style
•¼ Tsp turmeric powder
•1 Tsp ground coriander
•1 Tsp salt
•1 Tsp garam masala
•2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
1.Heat ¾ Tsp of oil in a pan over moderately high heat. Sprinkle asafetida powder. Add the cabbage and stir-fry until tender crisp. Remove from heat and keep aside.
2.In the same pan, heat the remaining oil; add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the seeds darken a few shades, add ginger and chili. Saute for a while. Add the potato and sauté well. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
3.Add the bell pepper, carrots, turmeric and coriander. Cover again and cook over low heat until the vegetables are tender.
4.Add the salt, garam masala and coriander leaves. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes. Add the stir fried cabbage and combine well. Serve hot.
By Anand Lila Devi Dasi