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Vegetable stew (Parsi-style)

Total time 30 minutes
Makes 6 servings

½ cup oil
2 large onions, chopped fine
1 large tomato, chopped fine
¼ tsp haldi
1tsp chilli powder
½ cup shelled and boiled green peas
½ cup cubed sweet potatoes
½ cup cubed potatoes
½ cup cubed suran or kand(purple yam; or use zimikand)
½ cup cubed carrots
6 whole small baby (or cherry) tomatoes (optional)
2tsp sugar
½ cup vinegar
3 green chillies, chopped fine (optional)
Salt to taste
1. Heat 2 tbsp oil. Fry onions till light brown, about 3 minutes. Add chopped tomato and cook for another 3 minutes. Stir in haldi and chilli powder; keep aside.
2. In remaining oil, sauté cubed vegetable separatery for about 10 minutes, or until tender. Mix vegetables, green peas and whole tomatoes with fried onion mixture. Cover pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Add sugar, vinegar, green chillies (if using) and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve hot at once, with rice, pulao or aapams.


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