Beeh Patata (Lotus Curry)
Lotus stem - cleaned, washed, sliced and boiled ( I used tinned variety) 1/2 cup
Potatoes - washed, peeled and cubed - 1/2 cup
Tomato - washed, peeled and chopped fine - 1 cup
Ginger garlic and green chili paste - 2 table spoon
Onion - peeled, washed and chopped fine - 1 cup
Plus one small onion peeled, washed and cubed
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds and methi seeds 1/4 teaspoon each
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tablespoons
Fresh coriander chopped - for garnish
Heat oil in a pot on medium heat.
Add cumin and methi seeds and then add chopped onion - both varieties
Mix and sauté for 2 minutes and then add ginger garlic and green chili paste
Mix and keep cooking till onion turns golden brown
Now add potatoes and beeh
Then add all dry masala and salt
Mix and add tomato purée and cook, mixing from time to time, till tomato and cooked and oil starts separating.
Now add one cup water, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes, or till potato becomes soft.
Garnish with Garam masala and chopped coriander.
Can be relished with chapati as well with rice .
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes