January 10, 2009
Butternut Squash & Potato Bhaji
Before I know, the first week of the new year is gone. Getting back to work after the long break somehow left me little time for anything else other than The Wire. As I had mentioned before, we have been watching The Wire (HBO series). So this week, when it was time to go back to work, we were on the final season, so all we could do after getting back from work was to watch the next episode. It is one of the most intense cop drama series I have seen in a while and the fact that everything doesn't tie up nicely at the end makes it all the more interesting.
We finished the series on Friday and somehow, we feel that there is so much time on hand :) I am also looking for recommendations for television series.
I am a big fan of aloo kumror chakka (potato and pumpkin sabzi) and as soon as the fall/winter season arrives, I make it fairly regularly with pumpkins and butternut squash. I made this potato and butternut squash sabzi this week and we had it for dinner with roti. The subtle flavor of panch phoron only enhances the butternut squash and potato combination and goes well with either rice or chapati.
1/2 Butternut Squash
1 1/4 tspoon Panch Phoron
1/2 tspoon cumin seed powder
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
2 green chillies
1 red chilli
1/2 tspoon grated ginger
salt to taste
1 tbspoon oil
Wash and cut the butternut squash and potatoes in small cubes. Heat oil in a pan and temper it with panch phoron, chillies, and grated ginger.
Then add the potatoes and let it fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the butternut squash and let it cook on medium heat and closed lid for 3-4 minutes. Add all the masalas and salt in with little water (about a few tbspoon) and mix it well. Cook it cook on medium heat and closed lid for another 7-8 min or till the potatoes and butternut squash are fully cooked and there is no water.
It has been a while since I posted anything to the Healthy Sabzi Series, so here is a new addition. The vegetable ofcourse is butternut squash, which has high amount of beta carotene and a good measure of Vitamin C and fiber. More here.
Here are the previous entries to Healthy Sabzi series:
Potato Zucchini Sabzi
Cauliflower and Peas
Oriya Bhindi (Okra) Masala
Red Chard Mixed Vegetable