Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Carrots, Beets and Black Eyed Peas Medley

This is a vegetable and beans medley that you will surely love. It is the win-win combination of the minerals/vitamins from brightly colored vegetables and the protein from the beans. Mix it with some rice or serve it as a side with rotis for a nutritious well-balanced meal. My kids love it and I assure you, so will yours.




Ingredients:

Beetroot – 2 Large Finely Chopped
Carrots – 2 Large Finely Chopped
Black Eyed Peas – ½ cup
Coriander Powder – ½ Tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ Tsp
Cumin Powder – ¼ Tsp
Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds – ¼ Tsp
Black gram – ¼ Tsp
Green Chilies – 3 or 4
Asafetida – 1 Pinch
Salt – To taste
Olive Oil – 1 Tsp
Cilantro – For garnish (optional)

Directions:


  • Peel beetroots and carrots and boil them in water for 5 minutes. This makes them easier to cut. Finely chop them and keep aside.
  • Soak the Black Eyes Peas in water for 10 minutes and boil them in salt water until cooked.
  • Heat oil in a large sauce pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and black gram
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter and the black gram has turned golden brown, add the asafetida and green chilies and sauté for a few seconds
  • Now add the cut beetroot, carrot, black eyed peas, spices and salt and sauté covered for 10 minutes until the beetroot and carrots are completely cooked.
  • Garnish with cilantro (optional) and serve hot.

Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts Source: http://www.nutritiondata.com/

Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are approximate

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

pedatha1 said...

Hi AV, I love the color of beets...and think that this dish is a great combination. Just came here by chance. Look forward to more posts. Cheers!

Pritya said...

Hi AV, I love the color of beets...and think that this dish is a great combination. Just came here by chance. Look forward to more posts. Cheers!