Sunday, 9 January 2022

a cuminy sabzi

Sometimes you are making a dal and you are like, I need to eat something green. And you rummage around and you find in your fridge: 
- 2 very small heads of broccoli 
- half a red capsicum 
- two small white potatoes 

and you think, I can make a little side dish out of this. 

a very easy cumin and mustard sabzi, to go with your dal

2 small heads of broccoli, or one regular broccoli 
half a red capsicum, or whatever capsicum you prefer
2 middling potatoes 
1 tablespoon ground cumin (ish - I was too lazy to get out a spoon) 
Equal amounts of minced ginger and minced garlic 
1 teaspoon mustard seeds 
a stick of curry leaves 
some garam masala (but not much) 

cook this in a fry pan or a wok, not a pot! 

dice the potato, the broccoli and capsicum. boil the potato until it is almost cooked in some salty water; add the broccoli for the last three minutes. drain. 

in a little bit of oil, fry the garlic, ginger, cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves. (remove the curry leaves from the branch) after about a minute, add all the vegies, and coat them in the spices. add a pinch or two of garam masala. fry this all together until it is starting to look a little dry and concerning, then add a splash or three of water. put a lid on the fry pan. let it steam until all the water is gone and the potato is starting to get a bit mushy. whip off the lid and serve.