Aayi's Santula

This is my Aayis Recipe..Its a common in every Oriya Kitchen. The vegetables can either be fried directly in oil or boiled first to soften them. The main vegetables used are pumpkin, eggplant and potato. Sometimes, parwal is also used.

Ingredients :
250 grams parwal, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1/2 brinjal chopped
1 potato chopped along with skin
100 grams pumpkin chopped
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2-3 green chilies chopped
1 onion finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Method to cook:

Heat oil in a wok.
Add mustard seeds and allow to pop.
Add cumin seeds.
Add curry leaves and green chilies.
Add onion and cook till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.
Add all the vegetables, turmeri powder, red chili powder and cook on high for about 10 minutes.
The vegetables will release all juices. Let Vegetables cook in its own juice. Dont add water.
Once vegetables turn soft, add salt and mix well.
Server Hot with Parathas.


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  2. parwal is my fav too but i dont get to have this more often...looks yum...

  3. Santula looks tempting and inviting.