Rainy Day Pyaaz ki Sabji……for Jihva for Ingredients……Onions
Posted by vivnidhi on February 1, 2008
Goes way back to my childhood days when frozen vegetables were completely unheard of. Buying fresh vegetables from a sabjiwala/sabjiwali was the norm in India. Those days a household could be out of vegetables after a heavy rain or just because all the sabjiwala gang was out watching an Amitabh Bachchan movie the previous night. That was indeed a rainy day!!
Ok, so no fresh vegetables at home, so? Mom had to think of something quick. I distinctly remember this happening to my mother and she prepared a delightful dry sabji from just small onions. This is a quick delicious recipe and I am so glad that I could reproduce it as my mother had made. My parents have tried my version here and since they found it good too, I am quite confident that it will be liked by people who try this one with such few ingredients.
The Recipe: (For 3 people, 1 serving)
- Oil 2 tsp.
- Shallots/small onions are preferable 10-12 peeled and halved
- Ginger 1″ piece minced or grated
- Tomato 1/2 chopped fine or 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste
- Yogurt 1 Tbsp.
- Turmeric 2 tsp.
- Cumin seeds 2 tsp.
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
- Coriander( Dhaniya) powder 1 Tbsp.
- Garam Masala 2 tsp.
- Amchur( Dry Mango) Powder 1 tsp.
- salt to taste
The list looks big but this one is really quick.
Shallots all cleaned up and ready to be dressed with ginger and masalas
Heat the oil in a wok or pan. Add the shallots and saute them on medium heat till they start to change color to light pink. Take the shallots out of the pan. Add all the other ingredients other than the amchur powder and fry them in the residual oil of the pan. When the masalas start to dry a little, add the shallots. Reduce the flame to low medium and cover the pan. Add a Tbsp. of water if the sabji seems too dry. When the shallots have become tender, add amchur powder. The sabji is ready!
This is really a delightful, easy and spicy curry. It requires a curry with gravy or daal to accompany it. Tastes great with Paranthas, rotis or rice.
Delicious Lunch: Rotis, Pyaaz ki sabji and Daal
Mentioned in IndiWo which is a highly addicting e-magazine.