Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tawa Sabzi

Tawa is a heavy iron griddle used in Indian and Asian cuisine.The normal tawa is used for making chapatis ,but when we have to make Tawa delicacies we have to use a big flat tawa.
Tawa dishes are normally dry..or you could say semi dry. Gravy is added to the veggies and then dried so that the vegetables are well coated with it.These are best served straight from the Tawa...and this particular tawa subzi you can choose the vegetables you fancy.Extra spices can be added while mixing to suit individual tastes.
This  recipe is a favorite of all my children ,particularly my son.I. law . I always land up cooking  in surplus.Anyway the leftover vegetables can be used to make wraps.


Makhani Gravy
250 gms.............tomatoes
½ tsp...................ginger
½ tsp...................garlic paste
1...........................green chilly
½ tsp...................red chilly pwd
2...........................laung
1...........................cardamon
Salt to taste
2tbsp..................butter
1tbsp..................honey
1tbsp..................kasoori methi

Chop tomatoes roughly.
Add 1 cup water,ginger,garlic paste ,green chilly,red chilly pwd,laung and cardamon.
Boil.Cook on low heat till reduced to saucy consistency.
Remove from fire.Cool.Blend in a mixer.Strain.
Add ½ packet of ready tomato puree and cook for 5 mins.
Add salt to taste add butter,honey and kasoori methi and swith off the gas .Cover.


You will require 250 gms of  assorted vegetables for this recipe of gravy.
For that  you will require
2 tsp............ginger garlic paste
4-6 tsp.........curd
2tb sp..........besan
½ tsp ..........red chilly pwd
¼ tsp...........turmeric pwd
¼ tsp...........garam masala
¼ tsp...........black salt
Salt to taste(careful !!..we have added black salt too!)




Assorted vegetables to be prepared for Tawa Sabzi

Potatoes .......boiled ,peeled ,cut into two halves
Arvi .................boiled ,peeled cut into two halves
Cauliflower....boiled with salt(you could also add turmeric and garam masala while boiling)
Karela.............peel,slit,wash,immerse in curd ,salt paste,wash and fry.
Paneer............cut into big pieces.
Capsicum......cut into bigpieces
Okra.................wash,wipe ,trim edges,slit.
Tinned mushroom.......as it is
Fresh mushroom.........boil in salt wter with a drop of lemon juice.
Bhe’.................................peel,clean.boil.
Brinjals...........................slit cross ,boil with salt and turmeric(choose small round brinjals)
Big green chilly............slit,boil in salt and sugar water

Marination
Salt
Black salt
Red chilly pwd
Turmeric pwd
Garam masala
Ajwain (cauliflower ,Arvi,Brinjal)
Ginger garlic paste
Curd
Besan

 You could use any combination of vegetables.
After preparing the vegetables,spread them in a tray and sprinkle the dry spices.
Now add ginger-garlic paste and curd.
Mix gently.
Let stand for about 2 hrs.
Sprinkle besan.
Heat oil on a tawa.
Saute’ the vegetables one by one.
For vegetables like Okra and Capsicum ,you will have to keep them on slow fire covering with a lid,as these vegetables need to be cooked.
To serve
On a big tava assemble all sauted vegetables in a circle.
Put some gravy in the centre of the tava .
Add vegetables of your choice.
Add a dollop of butter.(optional)
Stir.
Sprinkle corriander and serve.
To simplfy things .
Arrange vegetables in a flat dish.
Pour the gravy on top.
Add butter.
Microwave for a few minutes.
Serve with hot Tandoori Parathas.



 You can prepare the vegetables and the gravy in advance.Set the tawa and mix portions for individual servings.

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10 comments:

  1. Yumm... That dish looks delicious. All those veggies perfectly cooked with that tangy, yummy gravy--mmm..mmm. It looks like a shot from a restaurant menu.. Will have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Co0o0ollll...I have always seen this in parties, marraiges, such perfect with all those veggies, you can have whatever you like.Great work.

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  3. whoa !!! that looks super tempting and what a great recipe. I always saw these tawas set in restaurants, but never knew how to do it :)

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  4. What a special recipe, well explained. Never tasted before, sure try for this weekend let you know and thanks for linking to my event.

    SIGNATURE RECIPES & A GIVEAWAY till july 31st 2011

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  5. very nice to see tawa veg it is now i can try it
    1st time here happy to follow u do visit and follow

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  6. Hi
    I made this for the hop wednesday and it was a great hit at home. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and inspiring me to make it :)

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  7. Hi Vishali....

    Thanks for dropping an email....My first time here...nice space you have......happy to follow you...

    Do visit my blog for this months Event on Berries.... Hope to see some recipes from you....and a chance to guest host too!

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

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  8. Really loved this recipe. Regarding your query samba wheat is a long grained one to be used for wheat halwa. The round grained one is called punjab wheat which I have not used for my recipe.

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  9. This is a very interesting sabzi.. loving it... Love any dish with lots of veggies..

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  10. Hi vaishali, I made this for the last blog hop wednesday, was not able to post it, which I have done today :), please do check out, and kids said to thank you for this lovely recipe

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