Make something better out of leftover veggies ~ Shahi Mixed Veggies
You might know by now that I do not like wastage of food and water. I hate when I see someone brush their teeth while keeping the tap open and wasting precious water. Similarly I dislike wasting food. My parents have always taught me and my sisters that many people don’t even have basic necessities of life such as food, water and shelter so it is important to not waste what we have and be thankful for everything that we have. So, here I see a carrot, 1/2 bell pepper, some frozen peas lying in the fridge and so I wanted to make use of it in my meal with some extra aroma and flavor so it is not boring and that’s how this recipe sprung.
Recipe: (Use whatever vegetable you have on hand and needs to be used. I have used what I had)
1 Carrot diced
1/2 bell pepper diced
1/4 cup peas
1/2 medium size onion
Some dill leaves chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
A small piece of ginger grated
A few pepper corns, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick
1/2 tbsp dhania powder
1 tsp red chilli powder or per taste
Salt per taste
2 tsp Oil
Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions. Then add the ginger and garlic, sauté just for a few seconds so as not to burn it and then add the other vegetables except peas. If you are using fresh peas then you need to add that too now itself. Add salt, mix and cover it. Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Using a pestle or any grinder, powder the pepper corns, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick and then add it to the vegetables along with chilli and dhania powder.
Spices in the pestle
Let it cook covered until almost done. The salt helps in bringing out the moisture from the vegetables and this helps to cook faster and now you know I do not like to waste gas too. Sprinkle dill all over and mix it gently. Serve hot with roti. Tastes delicious.
Shahi Mixed Vegetables