MIRCHI JO SAAG
(Green Chilli Mix)
Green chillies – 100 gms.
Oil – ½ cup
Coriander cumin powder – 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Asafoetida – pinch
Salt – to taste
Sugar – ½ cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.
Pomegranate seeds – 1 tblsp. (finely powdered)
Gram flour – ½ cup
Water – 1 cup
Cut the green chillies into small pieces.
In a deep pan, heat the oil on a medium flame. When hot, add the cumin seeds, coriander-cumin powder, asafoetida and chopped green chillies. Keep stirring continuously for around 1 minute till the chillies get fried. Add a little water and cover the pan for about 2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, take the gram flour. Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder and powdered pomegranate seeds. Mix well and add enough water to make a thick batter.
Remove the cover from the pan in which the chillies were being cooked. The colour of the chillies would have changed. Add the gram flour batter to this. Mix well and cook till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan.
Reduce the heat of the flame and allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from the flame and allow it to cool. It is ready to be served.