After Awadhi cuisine now sharing a dish from Arunachal Pradesh.
A thick porridge from Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh, also called “the land of rising sun”,or orchid state of india,down-lit of mountain, lies in northeast India. The state is the largest of the North-Eastern states.
This is kind of a porridge or thick broth made with vegetables and it is both healthy and delicious. This is what usually Monpa farmers eat before going to fields. You will need flour, chopped vegetables, water, salt and butter. You may take diverse vegetables like cabbage, peas, chopped carrots or even broccoli.
At first, you need to roast the wheat flour in butter till it becomes light brown. Add some water to it and stir and simmer. After some time, add the blanched veggies and stir cook them in broth for a while. This can be served hot with fermented soybeans.
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This month my partner is Aruna Panangipally who blog at http://aahaaramonline.com/
Aruna gave me two ingredients millet flour and greens. I have used finger millet or ragi. A low fat and calcium, iron, protein, fiber and mineral rich gluten free flour which is easy to digest. Thanks Aruna for these delicious and healthy ingredients. Everyone loved the dish. A perfect dish for winter. A very easy and simple yet delicious and healthy dish.
Ragi or finger millet flour – 2 tablespoon
Spinach – 1 cup, cleaned, washed and finely chopped
Cauliflower – 1/2 cup, chopped
Green peas – 1/2 cup, boiled or frozen
Tomato – 1 medium, chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped
Ghee/clarified butter or butter or oil – 1 tablespoon
Little oil to saute the vegetables
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Herbs of your choice
Heat little oil in a nonstick pan. Add all the vegetables. Cook on low flame. Stir occasionally. Cook till the vegetables becomes tender.
Remove from heat and keep aside.
Heat ghee/clarified butter or butter in a pan. Add finger millet flour or ragi atta.
Fry till you get nice roasted fragrance.
Dissolve the roasted flour in little water. Stir well and make it lump free.
Add 1 cup water and mix well. Let it boil.
Add all the sauted vegetables.
Add salt and pepper. You can add any herbs of your choice.
Mix well and cook till it becomes thick. You can add more water if you like it little runny. I love it thick.
Cook till you get your desired consistency.
Remove from heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more black pepper powder if required.
Serve hot in breakfast with toasted bread or enjoy a bowlful of this healthy and delicious zan.
1. You can add origano or soya sauce if you like.
2. You can use broccoli or any vegetables of your choice.
3. Before serving you can add grated cheese over it.
4. You can use any flour instead of ragi or finger millet.
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