Monday, 8 August 2011

Sewai chow chow

2 cups of plain vermicelli
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomato
1 tbs chopped green chillies
Few sprigs of curry leaves (optional)
1 tsp chopped garlic
1tsp chopped ginger
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 tbs chopped green coriander
½ cup chopped French beans
½ diced potatoes
½ tsp amchur powder
½ tsp ghee
2tbs refined oil
2 ½ cup of water

Method: Heat ghee in a pan. Roast the vermicelli till it gets a nice golden colour.(photo right) 
Remove and keep aside. Add 1 tsp of oil and fry the diced potatoes until it gets a slight colour. Add the French beans now sauté it for a while. Keep aside. In the same pan add 1 tbs of oil and let it heat. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add green chillies. Stir. Add chopped onions and sauté for a while till they obtain a light colour. Add ginger and garlic. Sauté for a while. Don’t let them change the colour. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till they become soft. At this stage add salt and amchur powder. Salt will help to cook the tomatoes faster. Now add fried vermicelli, potatoes and beans. Mix. Add water and and let it boil and cover to cook away. Be sure not overcook the vermicelli. Wait till the all the water is absorbed. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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