Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin-spinach mish-mash

One day I was searching for the recipe of “Labra”, a Bengali vegetable dish. I found a delicious recipe of “Labra” in my friend Sayantani’s blog, “A homemaker’s diary”. On basis of that I cooked pumpkin-spinach mishmash. I couldn’t call it “Labra”, because many of the ingredients were missing in my cooking, as those were not available in my kitchen.
It is a very simple vegetable dish, yet it is delicious.
Here is my recipe:
A bunch of spinach  (which can yield 6-7 cups of chopped spinach.)
A bunch of small red reddish (if you use long white reddish, half of the reddish will be fine)
 A piece of pumpkin ( Approximatly one cup of cube pumpkin.)
A medium sized potato
One tbsp. of ginger paste
One tsp. of asetifoda powder
Two green chili
Salt to taste
One tbsp. of oil
Half tsp. of paanch-phoron (five spices)

Chop the spinach. Cut the potato, pumpkin, and reddish into small cubes. Heat one tbsp. of oil in a work, in medium heat. Add paanch-phoron in oil. When the spices start to cracking, add potato into the wok. Stir for few minutes, and let it cook covering the wok. After some time add reddish, and pumpkin into the curry. Again stir for few minutes and let the curry to cook. After some time open the cover, stir for few minutes, and add the ginger paste, salt, turmeric powder, and asetifoda powder. after few minutes add the spinach, simmer the oven and keep cooking until the curry dries up. Serve hot with plain rice.

P.S. Lastly a big thanks to "A homemaker's diary" from the lovely recipe of "Labra"

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