A healthy kuzhambu just with leftovers!
I usually have leftovers when it comes to veggies like pumpkins, lady’s finger, brinjal etc. What can be done with these veggies? We cannot makeNavaratna Kuruma using these…it would not be a rich gravy. At last, tried this Oriya’s recipe called Santula. It came out well.
I was very much satisfied that I had used all my left overs at one shot and also gave a tasty kuzhambu for my family. I prefer making this kuzhambu again and again whenever I have these veggies left behind.
Lady’s finger – 1/2 cup (Half-Boiled)
Pumpkin cubes – 1/2 cup
Brinjal cubes – 1/2 cup
Plantain cubes – 1/2 cup
Potato cubes – 1/2 cup (Boiled)
If you want, you can add any vegetables but for this Oriya dish, you use only these veggies.
Onion cubes – 1 no.
Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1 teaspoon
Finely chopped ginger – 2 teaspoons
Finely chopped garlic – 2 teaspoons
Red chillies – 3 nos.
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder (seeraga thool) – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – as desired
1. Cut vegetables in the same size.
2. In a pan, heat oil. Put mustard seeds and let it pop out. Add ginger, garlic, and plantain. Fry till the plantain is half-fried.
3. Then, add brinjal and onions. Fry well.
4. Now, add lady’s finger, potatoes, pumpkin, red chillies, and 2 cups of water. Close the pan using a lid and boil for 2 minutes.
5. Then, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, and salt. Finally, boil for 5 minutes. Bring the pan down.
Now, Santula is ready!!!
Serve: With Rice, Chapathis, Idlis, or Dosas.