Thursday, August 6, 2009



Semolina- 160 ml
Oil- 2-3 tbsp
Mixed cubed vegetables- 160 ml (Beans, Carrot, potato, peas)
Chopped onion- 160 ml
Hot water- 320 ml
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Black gram- 2 tsp
Bengal gram- 1 tsp
Cashew nut- broken – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves- 10-12
Green chillies- 2- chop
Ginger- grated- 1tsp
Asafoetida- 2 pinches
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Ghee- 1 tbsp (optional- reduce oil)
Salt- 1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp

For garnish:
Coriander leaves chopped- 1tbsp
Grated coconut- 1 tbsp


Boil or microwave the mixed vegetables till just soft and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, black gram, bengal gram, cashew nut and allow to splutter/ brown. Add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, asafoetida and saute for a minute. Add chopped onion and saute further. When onion turns translucent, add the semolina and roast on low heat for two minutes. Add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and sugar and mix. Add the hot water, reserving a little. Mix well and close the pan. Cook on low heat until all the water is absorbed. Add the remaining water if needed. If semolina is not so fine, more water may be required. Finally add shredded coconut, coriander leaves and ghee (optional) and cover. Switch off the stove. Mix well after 5 minutes.

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