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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