Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tender Pumpkin Shoots - Pharsi ko Munta #sikandalouscuisine

This is a Nepali recipe , my drivers wife taught me .Here we use the tender tips , uppermost shoots , baby leaves , thin parts of the stem , tendrils etc to make this delicious vegetable known as Pharsi ko Munta. The recipe is basic and rustic , normally a bit of potato is added too , I guess to make less go far ?

Here is what we did :
Clean the furry parts of the stems by peeling the outer skin off , gather the baby leaves , shoots , cleaned stems and chop together small to fine .
3 Cups Chopped Pumpkin Greens.
1 Large Potato - Cube or dice .
1 Large Tomato - Grate / Chop .
1/2 Teaspoon Methe Seeds.
1-2 Whole Red Chilies.
1/2 Teaspoon Haldi.
Coarsely Paste - grind the ingredients below:
10 Cloves Garlic.
1" Ginger.
5-7 Dried Red Chilies.
1 Teaspoon Jeera
Heat Ghee , add methe seeds and whole red chilies , when methe changes color add potatoes and haldi.When potatoes are half done add the coarsely ground paste and a minute later add all other ingredients , mix well and cook covered till done. You most probably wont need to add water.This comes out super delicious.A delicacy from Nepal on to your table !
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