This is a traditional recipe from eastern part of India to where I belong. In this recipe the vegetables specially potatoes, okra etc. are simmered in the poppy seeds paste. Poppy seeds are dried seeds of the poppy plant. They are rich in carbohydrates and are considered good source of energy. Poppy seeds soaked in water can be ground along with lime juice to form a smooth paste. It has anti carcinogenic properties and is used to treat breast cancer. These seeds are also rich in omega-3- fatty acids. Poppy seeds help to fight insomnia as it induces sleep and also acts as a mild relaxant
Bengali, East Indian
bong connection, vegan, vegetarian
1.Poppy seeds1/2 cup soaked
2.Green Chilly1 or 2
3.Nigella seedsFennel seeds, Cumin seed, Fenugreek seeds ,Mustard seeds mixed together called 5 seasonings(a pinch)
4.Beensbroad beans and other green vegetables chopped
5.Oil 1 tbsp.
6.Saltas per taste
7.Turmeric powdera pinch
8.Sugaras per taste optional
9.Chilli flakes optional
1.Soak poppy seeds in water for 30 minutes.
2.Grind with chilies and salt into a smooth white paste.
3.Add a tbsp. of oil to the wok. Add the pinch of 5 seasonings, add some chili flakes
4.Add the veggies.
5.Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
6.Add little salt ,cover and cook in a low flame till the vegetables are soft but intact.