Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Those plant roots which are used as vegetables are very delicious and healthier too. Its called as rooted vegetables. A simplest dish is its fry, called as palya in Karnataka and poriyal in Tamil Nadu. 
I used Rutabagas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga) because every time I go for vegetables purchase I wonder what and how does this vegetable taste. I wanted to try it very badly. 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE PREPARED WITH INDIAN PUMKIN TOO. So try this. Its really really simple 10 minutes cooking and you can have with rotis and rice or it tastes good by itself. 

Rutabagas/ Pumkin - 2 cups full (~ 300 gms)
Peas- 1/2 cup
Coconut- dry, 1/2 cup
Chilli powder- 1 tb sp
Green chilli- 2 
Cumin/Jeera- 2-3 tb sp.
Coriander, curry leaves and salt to taste
Mustard seeds and oil to saute

1. Cut rutabagas into small cubes and wash with water
2. Add oil to a hot pan followed by mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillis and jeera. Saute for 2 minutes
3. Then add cut vegetables and cook it on a medium flame. Once it becomes soft add chilli powder, salt and spread coconut & peas on it. 
4. Before serving add coriander leaves and palya ready. This is also good with rice and rasam.

Serves-3 people
Cooking time- 10 minutes
NOTE: Use any Indian rooted vegetables, palya will be superrr!!!


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