Bhajis are quick and simple vegetable dishes which provide a mildly spiced foray into Indian cuisine.
2 TBL oil or ghee
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp black mustard seed
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups green beans, whole or chopped
1 sweet red or yellow pepper, sliced
¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
¼ cups Cashew nuts
salt to taste
¼ cup water or stock
2 TBL Punjabi Garam Masala
Cook the cumin and black mustard seeds in the oil at a medium high heat until the seeds crackle.
Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
Add green beans, sweet pepper, coconut and cashews, with salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add water or stock, lower heat cover and cook until al dente or tender (about 5 minutes).
Stir in the Punjabi Garam Masala and stir to coat the vegetables. Turn off heat.
Serve with rice or as a side dish.
Use this recipe to Make up your own Bhajis with your favourite vegetables.