Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mixed vegetable stew / Khatkhata

Khatkhat called in konkani  or mixed vegetable stew is made during Ganpati festival.  Lots of vegetable goes in stew. There are lot of options of vegetable available in this season  ladyfinger, corn, patatoes, ridge groud, cucumber which are used in stew.

Ingredients used:

For Masala:
Fresh coconut grated :  1 cup.
Green chiles               : 6-7.
Tamarind                     : 1 tsp pulp.
Szechuan pepper       :  5-6. 

Lightly fry chiles in a tsp of oil preferably coconut oil.  Now grind grated coconut, green chilie, tamarind with a some water  into smooth paste.

Vegetables required any vegetable of the season 
Lady finger around 10 ( I  prefer to put it less because i hate them atleast in stew).
Corn            1
Cucumber    1
Patato          1 
Ridge groud  1 (Peel the surface ).
Pumpkin        1 small part.

Cut all the vegetable into big chunks.
In a heavy bottom  pot , boil  a cup or more of water with 1 tsp of salt. Add the vegetable chunks. Cook  till they become soft. Now add the grounded masala. Pod szechuan pepper lightly and add to the stew. Simmer for 10 minutes or till the szechuan pepper starts leaving the aroma. Add water if the stew becomes more dry. Now adjust for salt.  

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