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Sabzi Masala

Posted in : Indian on by : Daphne


1/2 cup oil (olive or canola)1 Tbsp. mustard seed1 Tbsp. cumin seed1/2 tsp. ajwan seed2 white onions, finely chopped1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh jalapeño1 Tbsp. turmeric powder1 Tbsp. cumin/coriander powder1 tsp. garam masala2 Tbsp. fenugreek leaf (fresh, if available)1 head cauliflower1 large can tomatoes1 qt. cubed yams2-3 red and green peppers2 cups spinach and/or mushrooms, if desiredSalt, to taste


In a large, heavy pan, heat oil and fry mustard and cumin seeds until they begin to pop. Add ajwan seed and heat for 2 minutes. Add onions, ginger, jalapeño and fry for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add the remaining spices, stirring regularly and fry for several minutes. Add fenugreek leaf and remaining vegetables. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until yams are soft. Salt to taste. Serve hot with rice. Tastes even better the next day!

Serves 4-6.