Carrot Soybean Bhaji

(Link to Marathi Recipe)

See my other recipes in English at - Vadani Kaval Gheta

There are some things that you think will never taste well but when you actually try it out hesitating a bit, you just fall in love with it. All the different flavors coming together to make a wonderful dish that can be healthy and colorful.

I think I was in college at the time I tasted this wonderful bhaji at my Atya's house. All the simple and fresh masalas, fresh soyabeans, fresh carrots made this dish a favorie of mine.

2 Cups Frozen Soyabeans

1 Cup cut Carrots

2-3 Tbsp Fresh Coconut

1-2 Cloves of Garlic

1 tsp Cumin seeds

2-3 Green chilies (according to taste)

1 tsp Goda Masala or garam masala

2 Tbsp Oil

Cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder for tempering

Salt per taste

Wash and scrape the carrots cut in about 1/2 inch dice. Grind together garlic, coconut, cumin, chilies and set aside. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Add cumin, mustard seeds and let them sizzle. Add turmeric powder and add soya beans. Saute for about 5 min. Now add cut carrots and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Now add ground masala, garam/goda masala, and salt. Mix it well and cover the vessel on low to medium heat until its done stirring every 2-3 minutes. Add little bit of water if necessary while cooking. Add chopped cilantro before serving hot with chapati.

Tips -

1. One can use avarekalu or fresh val instead of soyabeans

2. I have also used lima beans instead of soyabeans.

This colorful carrot entry is for JFI: Carrots hosted by The Best Cooker ....

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