Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kolmi Saager Bori Jhol (Thin curry with Water Spinach & Lentil nuggets)

After an overindulged Saturday, we were yearning for something light...something comfortable.
There are some food, may not sound that fascinating but really soul-pleasing! This particular dish works that miracle for us. Made "kolmi saak" (water spinach) in a very bong way and had with steamed rice. This is easy, quick and a soul-food.

Ingredients for "Kolmi Saager Bori Jhol":
Serves 4 

  1. Kolmi saak /water spinach 2 bunches (chopped)
  2. Eggplant 2 small or 1 medium (I had long thin ones) (cubed)
  3. Flat beans 8-10 (medium cuts)
  4. Bori/ lentil nuggets 10-12 
  5. Panchforon (Bengali five spice) 1/2 tea spoon
  6. Green chilli 2-3
  7. Turmeric powder few pinch
  8. Salt & sugar (according to taste)
  9. Cooking oil 2 tea spoon (I used mustard oil)

How to prepare "Kolmi Saager Bori Jhol":
  • Soak chopped leafs in large pot of water for some times. Take them out from water and wash for few times. Washing leafs properly is one of the most important part. Strain and keep aside.
  • Wash other chopped vegetables.
  • Heat oil to a pan. Fry lentil nuggets (bori). Take out from oil and keep separately. Temper remaining oil with panchforon and green chilli. Wait for few seconds and add flat beans. Add salt and turmeric powder. Give it few nice stirs and cover with a lid. Keep the flame low.
  • Stir in chopped leafs. Add almost a cup of water. Bring it to shimmer. Add eggplants. Add required salt. Reduce the flame. Cover it and cook until everything is well cooked.
  • Mix with fried "bori"s. Add about 1/4 tea spoon sugar. Adjust seasoning and shimmer for another minute. Turn off the heat. 
  • Serve with steaming hot rice. 

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  1. Absolutely healthy n delicious :) Loved the creation... n of course, the clicks :) :) :)

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    1. will do surely Shruti...Thank you dear :)


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