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PANCH PHORAN LACED POINTED GOURD STUFFED CURRY / PANCH PHORAN SE SAJI BHARWAN PARWAL

 

 

Panch Phoran is a five spice blend mostly used in cooking in the Eastern Part of India ,Bangladesh and Nepal.It basically consists of Cumin, Brown Mustard, Fenugreek, Nigella and Fennel.  The spices are left whole .Depending on how they’re being used, are either dry roasted or fried in oil in order to coax out their pungent flavors.Panch phoron is always used whole and never ground. Traditionally, panch phoron is used with vegetables, chicken or beef curry, fish,  lentil and in pickles.

Today i am sharing a very simple and yummy recipe Panch Phoran se Saji Barwan Parwal .

Ingredients :

10 Pointed Gourd / Bharwan Parwal washed and roughly peeled

2 Tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarson ka tel

2 Tsp Panch Phoran Mix

1/4 Tsp Red chilli Powder

For the Masala:

4 Medium Size Onions

1 Potato peeled and grated

2 Fresh Red Chillies

A generous bunch of Fresh Coriander

1Inch Fresh Ginger roughly chopped

6 Garlic Pods

1 Tsp Cumin /Jeera

2 Tsp Coriander Seeds / Dhania

1.5 Tsp Mustard Oil / Sarson ka tel

2 Tsp Sabji Masala

1/4 Tsp Haldi

1/4 Tsp dry Mango Powder / Amchur Powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add mustard oil.Once the oil is hot add jeera and dhania and roast till you an smell the aroma.Then add ginger ,garlic, chopped onions,red chilli and fresh coriander.Roast till the onion turns slighlty golden brown. Now add the grated Potato and mix well.Roast for about 8-10 mins on medium flame. Lastly add amchur powder,salt to taste and sabji masala.Mix well and switch off the flame after 5 mins.

Allow it to cool.Once cooled blend to a fine paste without adding water. The masala is ready.

Take the roughly peeled parwal. Make a slit and stuff the ground masala generously.

Take another heavy bottom pan. Add mustard oil .Once the oil is hot  throw in the panch phoran mix. Once the mix starts to splutter add the stuffed pointed gourd and mix well. Add 150 ml water and keep it on medium flame for about 15 mins. Now add chilli powder and the balance masala and mix well. Once oil starts to leave the sides switch off the flame.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with Phulkas/ Rotis or piping hot Rice.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Stuffed Vegetables Platter

 

 

Indian cuisine has many recipes ranging from dry roasted veggies to curries. Stuffed Vegetable is another dish which tops my favorite list.To name a few stuffed  veggies that range from green peppers, stuffed Ivy gourd, stuffed tomatoes,stuffed bottle gourd,stuffed mushroom and stuffed cabbage.  I love to indulge in some yummy stuffed vegetables once in a while on weekends.

Today i am presenting stuffed veggie platter. Three different vegetables stuffed with the same masala. I learnt this recipe from my Mom and is one of my favorites.I have used Sponge gourd , Bhavnagri Chilli and Pointed Gourd.

As a part of the 59th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #StuffedVeggies my contribution is  Stuffed Vegetables Platter.

Ingredients:

4 Sponge Gourds

4 Pointed Gourds

4 Bhavnagri Chillies

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder

1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Powder

2 Tsp Dhania / Coriander Powder

10 Black Pepper Corns Powdered

1/2 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder (Optional)

1/2 Tsp Dry Mango Powder/ Amchur

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

1 Tsp Ginger garlic Paste

5 Onions chopped (Medium Size)

Salt to taste

Method:

Slit the chillies and deseed. Slit the pointed gourd and scrap the flesh in the centre. Cut each sponge gourd into 3 – 4 parts. Scrap the centre and remove the soft pulp.Chop the onions.Heat a tsp of oil in a heavy bottom pan.Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric. Saute for 2-3 seconds. Add the chopped onions, scraped flesh from pointed gourd,scraped flesh from pointed gourd and roast till they turn golden brown.Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.

Blend the onion mixture with all the above mentioned dry masalas to get a fine paste.Do not add water.Stuff the veggies with this masala.

Heat 2 Tsp oil in the wok. Place all the stuffed veggies and roast on medium flame . Add excess masala and roast till the masala binds well and veggies are cooked. It will cook in 20 to 25 mins.

Serve hot with Rice or Rotis.

 

Enjoy!!!!

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