I am trying my hardest to not complain, and to pretend its too comforting to eat vegetables:( But, in my mind there is no better food than animal protein:)It looks like an order to follow the meat and veg diet plan, like a rhythm in my cooking. The moment I decide, I want to cut down my animal instinct(of being so meat-a-holic), I don’t do my home work properly…yeah, something or rather comes up, and I am forced to travel!!! And you all know…how hard it is to pick lettuce and citrus in the restaurants, here…Oh my, don’t even think:(
This recipe was created on, one hell of a evening’ to calm down my senses for that ultimate cravings for Goat’s Meat Paaya!!! Well, I went kidding myself with another servings of mixed vegetables, from this disguise Veg Paaya…not to mention that, it was devastatingly late dinner! Verdict??? Please don’t ask a mad carnivore’ how the grass taste like?
Mixed Vegetables of your choice
Green chilies 3 slitted
Green chili 3 grated
Onion 1 grated
onion 1 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste few spoons
Turmeric powder 1 spoon
Coriander seeds powder 1 spoon
Mint leaves few chopped
Lemon juice few spoons(optional)
Coconut milk thick extract 1 cup
Black cardamom 2
Green cardamom 2
Cinnamon sticks 2-3
Oil few spoons.
Heat oil in a wide pan over medium-high heat, add whole spices…bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon & cardamom pods) saute for few minutes.
Followed by slitted chilies. Wait up to crackle. Then add chili and onion paste….fry until golden color.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw odor leaves the pan.
Stir-in turmeric and coriander powder.
Add vegetables, bring this to boil and stew like consistency.
Add a cup of coconut milk. Allow this boil.
Garnish with mint and cilantro leaves.
Serve warm to go with Aappams and Iddiappams.