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Sunday, April 11, 2010


Popularly called as 'Paapdi daana nu Shaak' in Gujarati, this is a very fond Winter Sabzi ... thanks to all the Frozen Vegetables that are available, this can now be enjoyed anytime of the year ... very simple to cook in a Pressure Cooker pan, yum as always ...


In a Pressure Cooker pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil, once its hot, add 1 teaspoon Ajwain seeds (ajmo), pinch of hing

Add the following vegetables & spices

2 teaspoons Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon Ginger paste, 1 teaspoon Green Chilli paste, saute for a min in hot oil, then add

5 cups Paapdi (if you are using fresh paapdi, wash all the paapdi in running water, remove top, bottom tips & the long thread like string that pulls out, separate the 2 parts of the paapdi, cut in 2 parts in the center - 4 pieces of 1 paapdi)

Paapdi shrinks to almost 50% when it is cooked, so you will need more of the raw quantity, add less salt as it will become too salty since it shrinks so much.

1 cup Paapdi beans - the beans that are shows in the attached photo (the green beans that are inside the paapdi bean. if you buy frozen paapdi, it does not have enough paapdi beans inside, it has more of the green skin portions, so you can buy another additional packet of the green paapdi BEANS that is sold separately .. OR add frozen green tuvar beans OR Lima Beans available in a Supermarket Frozen Section)

2 cups brinjal / ringan cut in cubes

1 tomato cut in cubes

Add 2 to 2.5 teaspoons salt (to taste), 1/8 teaspoon haldi, 4 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder, 2 teaspoons Dhaanajeeru

Add 1/2 cup water. Mix all the ingredients well. Close the pressure cooker pan lid.

On medium high flame, 7/10 if your gas has markings, cook to 4 whistles.

Let cooker cool down. Open, mix, serve hot with chapatis & yogurt.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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