Farm Yard Beans, Carrot and Potato Stir Fry Recipe

As children we named this particular Stir Fry as Flag Upkari because it has the hues of the Indian Tricolour. Most of the Stir fries or Upkari as we call it use minimal oil and spices, thus keeping the flavours of the vegetables intact. There have been times when I made a meal of it as its not only healthy but filling too!

Ingredients :

  • 150 gms Farm Yard Beans
  • 150 gms Carrot
  • 1 very large potato
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil (Or oil of choice)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 dry red chillies broken into bits
  • Salt

Method :

String the Farm Yard Beans. Deskin the carrot and potato. Wash all the vegetables thoroughly and chop them lengthwise. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Add the chopped vegetables, salt and half a glass (125) ml of water. Cover and cook till done. Serve hot with Rice, Roti or as a meal by itself.

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French Beans, Potato, Garlic Stir Fry Recipe

This is one dish which one can have as a meal. The aroma of roasted garlic, the crunch of French Beans and the sweetness of potato are simply amazing!

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms French Beans
  • 1 large potato
  • 4 dry red chillies broken into bits
  • 25 cloves of Garlic crushed gently
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and string the French Beans. Deskin the potato and after washing it slice it thinly lengthwise and place it in a bowl of water. Slit the Beans lengthwise and chop them into one inch size pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add the garlic and roast it to a rich golden brown. Drop in the bits of broken red chilly and toss. Add the French Beans and potatoes. Mix thoroughly. Add salt and half a glass of water(125ml) cover and cook till done.

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Teasel gourd/Kantola Subzi Recipe

Teasel gourd is a seasonal vegetable and a variety of dishes are made from it when it is in season. Fritters, stir fries, Kismuri, and also coconut based preparations are made and relished with hot rice or Phulkas. Posting a tangy recipe today which is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 300 gms Teasel Gourd
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsps jaggery syrup
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and slice the Teasel gourd. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and after they splutter add the Teasel gourd, salt and chilly powder. Toss well for a couple of minutes. Add the tamarind paste and jaggery syrup. Mix well. Pour half a glass (125ml) of water, cover and cook till done.

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Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Stir fries are a wonderful way of remaining healthy and at the same pandering to the taste buds. They are low on fat and a seasoning of choice can be used. I usually keep varying the seasoning as a change is always welcome. I have not mentioned the exact amount of condiments and spices to be used as they depend on individual preference.

Ingredients :

Equal quantity of the following vegetables :

  • Green, Red & Yellow Bell peppers
  • Baby Corn
  • Onions

Spices and condiments used:

  • Amul butter
  • Oregano
  • Chilly flakes
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tomato ketchup

Method :

Pressure cook the baby corn to two whistles. Keep aside. Slice the Bell peppers and onions lengthwise. Chop the baby corn into roundels. Heat butter in a pan as per requirement. Drop in the sliced onions and sauté till translucent. Drop in the sliced Bell Peppers, baby corn, salt, pepper, chilly flakes, Oregano, mixed herbs and toss them on a high flame till they are done but crunchy. Drizzle with some tomato ketchup. Mix well and serve immediately.

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Drumstick Sweet and Spicy Curry Recipe

This Sweet and spicy Drumstick preparation holds fond memories of childhood. There was a huge Drumstick tree in our backyard and my mother would pluck the fresh drumsticks to make this curry which goes well with Rice or with Rotis.

Ingredients :

  • 2 Drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 2 Red chillies broken into bits
  • Salt
  • 7 tbsps Jaggery syrup

Method :

Devein the Drumsticks, and wash them. Chop them into two inch long pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Add the Drumstick pieces, salt and a glass of water. Cook till done. Add the jaggery syrup and boil well for a couple of minutes. Serve when hot.

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Colocassia Stem and Yam Stir Fry

Known for its high content of Calcium, the stalk or stem of the Colocassia leaves can be turned into a stir fry. One can make it without addition of other vegetables or like the one I have made with Yam.

Ingredients :

  • 20 Colocassia Stems
  • 25 tiny pieces of Yam
  • 3 Dry red chillies broken
  • 15 garlic cloves crushed gently
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt

Method :

String the stems clean. Wash and chop into one inch size pieces. Chop the Yam into tiny cubes. Heat oil. Add the crushed garlic and roast to a rich golden brown. Drop in the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Add the chopped stem and Yam. Sprinkle salt and add half a glass of water. Cover and cook till done.

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Colocassia Roll Upkari /Stir Fry Recipe

The Colocassia Roll made with Rice and Split Pigeon peas can either be sliced and roasted or crumbled and turned into a stir fry. The recipe has already been posted under ‘Coconut Based Dishes’ of this website and has also been posted at the end of this recipe for easy access. Posting the recipe to the Stir fry today.

Ingredients :

  • 1 log of Colocassia Roll
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Dry red chilly broken into two
  • 2 tsps Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Mustard

Method :

Crumble the Colocassia Roll with your fingers. Chop the onions fine. Heat oil in a pan. Add the spoon of mustard and after it splutters add the onions, broken Red chilly and salt. Roast till translucent. Tip in the crumbled Colocassia Roll and mix well. Heat thoroughly and serve hot.

Rice and Split Pigeon peas Pathrado /Colocassia leaves roll Recipe – 1

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Sliced Ivygourd Stir Fry Recipe

This delicious stir fry goes well with Dal Rice or even with Chapatis. The seasoning of Garlic, the slight spiciness of chilly powder and the mild crunchiness of the Ivygourd is simply amazing!

Ingredients :

  • 500 gms Ivygourd
  • 20 garlic cloves crushed gently
  • 1 heaped tsp chilly powder
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsps Oil

Method :

Wash the Ivygourd and snip off the ends. Slice it thinly and sprinkle with salt. Mix thoroughly. Heat oil in a pan. Add the crushed garlic and roast to a rich golden brown. Drop in the chilly powder. Toss and immediately add the sliced Ivygourd. Mix thoroughly and transfer to the microwave. Set microwave on Power cook for twelve minutes. Remove after six minutes. Mix and microwave again for another six minutes. Alternatively, you can roast it on a gentle flame on the stove till done.

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Chana Stir fry Recipe

Chana or Black Bengal Gram is a versatile lentil. A variety of dishes can be made from it. Though a Chana Stir Fry can be made in a number of ways, my favourite one is with sautéed onions. I like it with a dash of lemon and a sprinkling of coriander leaves.

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms Chana/Black Bengal Gram
  • 2 large onions
  • 5 green chillies
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tbsps grated coconut
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • A pinch of Haldi /turmeric
  • Salt.
  • Coriander leaves

Method :

Wash and soak the Chana for eight hours. Pressure cook it with salt. Chop onions and green chillies fine. Heat oil. Drop in the mustard and after it splutters add the green chillies, Curry leaves and onions. Roast till translucent. Add the Haldi. Toss. Drop in the boiled Chana. Adjust salt. Cook till all the water is absorbed. Tip in the coconut and mix. Heat well. Switch off. Drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Potato and Onion Stir fry Recipe

This simple Potato and Onion Stir fry is a saviour when one runs out of vegetables. It goes well with Rice, Roti and even with Dosa or bread. Simple, easy yet delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 5 medium sized potatoes
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 5 dry red chillies broken into bits
  • A pinch of Haldi /turmeric
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 tbsps Coconut oil
  • Salt

Method :

Deskin the potatoes and wash them thoroughly. Slice them lengthwise. Wash them again to remove all the starch. Slice the onions. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits and toss. Drop in the onions and salt. Roast till translucent. Add the haldi, toss and tip in the potatoes. Mix well. Add half a glass of water, cover and cook on a slow flame till done.

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