Eggplant in Exotic Spices

If you are a fan of Aachari Baingan, then try this healthier and quick version of the original favorite in which the eggplant is deep fried. After many experiments, I came up with this recipe to maintain the taste and yet do away with the oil. For those very special occasions, I still revert back to the ‘old faithful’, but to feed my family on a normal basis, this one works great.

"Eggplant in Exotic Spices"

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a wonderful one-pot meal. It’s also a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Since it is all mashed up, what they can’t see. A great make ahead or take to potlucks, this street-food from the Mumbai beaches has come a long way.

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Aloo Methi

Spinach is not the only healthy leafy green vegetable. Mix fresh Methi Leaves with potatoes for this delicious and healthy subzi. The kids won’t even notice the greens mixed in with their favorite – potatoes! Ingredients: Potatoes – 3 cups, diced (about 3 medium potatoes) Fresh Methi Leaves – 1 bunch, washed well and roughly chopped Oil – 4 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf) – ¼ tsp Haldi (Turmeric) – ¼ tsp Hing (Asofoetida) – pinch…

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Cabbage Subzi

I always keep some cabbage handy because it has a long shelf life.  It’s great for those days when I can’t think of anything else to make.   Ingredients:  Cabbage – 4 cups finely chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard seeds (Rai) – 1 tsp Channa daal – 1 tbsp Urad daal – 1 tbsp Asafoetida (Hing) – 1 pinch Turmeric (Haldi) – ¼ tsp Curry leaves – 1 sprig Ginger – ½ tsp grated Red chili…

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