Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sauteed schwarzwurzeln mixed with Indian spices ( Salsify Poriyal)



"South Indian cooking touch to a vegetable schwarzwurzeln /salsify ". I bet, you just can't go wrong here because all you do is saute boiled salsify with Indian spices ...That's all. Salsify has a unique taste and I just loved it. Serve this delicious dry curry along with hot steamed rice, rasam and spoonful of ghee on top.

Ingredients
  • 3-4 sticks of schwarzwurzeln /salsify 
  • a pinch of turmeric/haldi
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut/kokos raspeln
  • 1 tsp red chilly flakes
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • salt as required


 For Seasoning:
  • 1-2 fresh green chili/ red chilly, chopped(optional)
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 10-12 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 1-2 dry red chilly chopped into halves
How to Prepare ?
  • Peel the outer skin of schwarzwurzeln /salsify and chop them into small pieces.
  • Add chopped salsify into a boiling water and cook for 5-10 minutes.Once it is  cooked completely  switch off the flame.Drain the water and keep it aside.Drained water can be used in any sambar !!

             
  • Time to prepare the seasoning.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal to it. After the mustard seed pops out,add curry leaves, dry red chilly and fresh green chilly to it. Fry for few seconds.
  • Now add boiled schwarzwurzeln /salsify and turmeric powder on top of the seasoning.Saute for a minute.Now add red chilly flakes/powder,salt and gently mix . Continue sauteing for 3-4  more minutes so that all the masala will get combined well with salsify.Keep checking the pan in between and sprinkle little water if required.At the end and grated coconut/kokos raspeln and lemon juice.Mix nicely and switch off the flame.


  •        Goes well with hot rice,rasam and spoonfull of ghee.
 

Alternate/Tips:
  • You can add onions in this dish if you like.
  • You can grind green chilly and cumin seeds along with coconut and add the coarse ground mixture at the end.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)