|This is one of my favorite winter vegetable dishes. I love serving it with Makki di roti (corn flatbread) and ginger-chili pickle. There is an Indian variety of carrots that are red (almost maroon) and sweet. These carrots taste very different than the carrots we normally find available in most grocery stores here in Canada. You can sometimes find them in Indian grocery stores. If you can find them, give them a try!|
Heat a heavy based pan over medium heat. Add the oil and stir fry carrots for 3-4 minutes. Add Jaswant's Kitchen Tadka Masala and salt, followed immediately by 2 tablespoons of water (to avoid burning the masala). Mix to coat well with the spices and cook for another 2 minutes while stirring. Add peas and ginger and mix well. Lower heat to medium low. Cook covered for about 6-8 minutes until carrots are cooked through. Remove lid and dry any remaining liquid if present. Add chopped coriander and Jaswant's Kitchen Garam Masala.
This dish tastes great as a side to a daal or meat dish. Serve with chapatti and yogourt or raita to complete the meal.
Tip: Diced potatoes or small cauliflower florets can be added for variety.
Nutritional benefits: Carrots are rich sources of beta-carotene and also contain phytonutrients that are cell protective. Different varieties have different types of phytonutrients. Green peas are great source of high quality protein, fibre and micronutrients.
Makes 5-6 servings
|Aloo Baingan is a delicious dish made from Indian eggplants and potatoes. Indian eggplants are the small round variety as shown in the picture. This recipe is one of our favourites because it is so easy to make and presents beautifully.|
Preheat oven to 350°F on bake setting.
Wash potatoes and eggplant thoroughly and wipe dry with paper towel. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then slice into thin wedges that are about ½ inch wide. Set aside.
Cut eggplants by making a cross at the bottom of them that goes about ¾ of the way, making sure not to cut the stems. Sprinkle salt into the cuts of the eggplant. Then sprinkle 1/2 of the Jaswant's Kitchen Tadka Masala into the cuts of eggplant.
Heat a skillet or pot on medium high heat. Add oil and cook the potatoes until lightly browned on all sides (about 15 minutes). Add the eggplants and banana peppers (if using) and the rest of Jaswant's Kitchen Tadka Masala. Stir until masala coats all the potatoes. Add water. Cover with a tight fitting lid and place in oven. Set timer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check for doneness and sprinkle with mango powder (if using). Serve with naan or chapatti.
Makes 4 servings
Aloo Gobi is a popular dish made from cauliflower and potatoes. This recipe is another one of our favourites because it is so easy to make and so delicious.
Makes 7-8 servings | Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min
Wash potatoes thoroughly. If using new potatoes, leave the skin on (otherwise remove the skin) and cut in half lengthwise and then make half inch thick slices. Cut the cauliflower into small florets cutting through the stem to ensure they don’t fall apart when cooking. Wash cauliflower thoroughly and drain.
Heat the pan on medium high heat, add oil and fry the potatoes with salt for 4-5 minutes or until slightly golden. Add the Jaswant's Kitchen Tadka Masala and 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until potatoes are partially cooked.
Add 1⁄2 cup of water, ginger and cauliflower and stir to coat all pieces with the masala mixture. Cover and cook for about 6-8 minutes (check halfway through to make sure there is still water in the pan - if not add 1⁄4 cup of water) and keep cooking until the cauliflower is just cooked through (breaks easily with a spoon). Then uncover, reduce heat and simmer until all the water evaporates (if needed).
|Baingan Bhartha is a spicy eggplant mash. It is characterized by a smoky flavor that develops while roasting the eggplant. Eggplants come in many shapes and sizes. For this preparation the best type to use is the Sicilian eggplant which is the large, round and light purple colored variety.|
Makes 4 servings | Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 15 min
Sprinkle with Jaswant’s Kitchen Garam Masala and serve with naan or chapatti and raita.
|Here's a way to spice up your same old chicken wings. This dish always gets rave reviews from guests and our customers.|
Makes approximately 25 wings | Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20 - 25 min
This marinade would be perfect for larger pieces of chicken as well (drumsticks and thighs).
Serve with coriander or mint chutney and enjoy!