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ilovecooking's picture
I think it is the perfect dish encapsulating all tastes described in ayurveda. What gives it its unique taste is the medley of vegetables cooked together. It always has bittergourd, eggplant, plantain and then you can add the seasonal vegetables.
Ingredients
  Bitter gourd 2
  Potatoes 2 Medium, chopped
  Eggplant 1 Medium, cut in small cubes
  Plantain 1 , cut in small cubes
  Zucchini 1 , cut in small cubes
  Carrot 1 , cut in small cubes
  Tomato 1
  Peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (fresh or frozen)
  Posto 2 Tablespoon (khaskhas)
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Large, cubed
  Green chilli 2 , slit
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Saute the bittergourd, eggplant and potatoes separately.
Soak the posto and 1/2 tspoon mustard in warm water for an hour. After draining it, make a paste of posto, mustard and ginger.
Heat oil in a pan, temper it with mustard seeds and green chillis.
Add in the vegetables one by one. Mix it all together, close the lid and let it steam.
After about 10 minutes, add half of the paste, turmeric and salt. Add 1/4 cup water if it is too dry.
Cook on medium low flame for another 10-15 minutes.
Add the rest of the paste, sugar and milk and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
I hated this dish as a child but as i grew up i understood the importance of this dish. an excellent recipe to keep you away from acidity & gastric. Excellent for kids & adults.
Subtitle: 
Ayurvedic Mixed vegetable curry

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2 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Good to know about this Aurvedic side dish. It is really very interesting and unique. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe.
Arijit Chatterjee's picture
Why has onion and garlic been left out of the ingredient list?