A perfect delicacy for perfect festival of the season.
A day prior to Makar Sankranti, is called Bhogi in most part of India. It is a day when people discard old things and focus on new things. As the season is transforming during this time of the year, it represents transformation in our lives as well. Winter Vegetables with sesame and peanuts in a stew alongwith bajari bhakari is a perfect menu for this day.
- Mixed Vegetables – Carrots, Green Peas, Baingan, Harbhara, Chavali Beans, Potato, Tondli
- Paste of Garlic(5 to 6 cloves), Ginger (1 inch) and Green Chilli (2)
- Peanuts (2 tablespoon), Sesame (2 tablespoon) and Dessicated Coconut – Roasted (2 tablespoon) and ground together
- MOMmade Haldi Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Khandeshi Mazala – 1 tablespoon
- MOMmade Dhana Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Rai – 1 teaspoon
- Jeera – 1 teaspoon
- Miri – 4 to 5, crushed
- Karipatta – 8 to 10
- Hing – Half Teaspoon
- Salt to taste
Heat oil. Add Rai, Jeera, Miri, Karipatta and Hing. Let is sizzle for 30 seconds. Add the paste of Garlic, Ginger and Green Chilly. Fry for a minute or two till the rawness of ginger garlic chilly paste is removed. Add in the harbhara and potaoes. Mix well.
Add in a little water. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add in the spices and Mix. I have added MOMmade Khandeshi Mazala, which is generally used in my home. Alternatively you can add MOMmade Goda Mazala as well. Add the rest of the vegetables some water. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
Finally stir in the peanuts, sesame seeds and desiccated coconut powder. It makes the stew so rich and yummy. Serve it hot with Bajra Bhakari and celebrate the festival of transformation and newness with yumminess. Remember whichever occasion of day it should be, ‘Yumminess Everyday‘.
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.