Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kachnaar ki kali ki sabzi

This is a guest post. This entry has been sent in my my mum and her friends Meera and Sunita. Thank you ladies, you are the sweetest!

Kachnaar ki kali are beautiful yellow blossoms of St. Thomas's tree also known as Bauhinia Tomentosa. This is what it looks like. I believe the leaves and flowers of this plant has medicinal values too. Here the ladies have made a sabzi(sauted preperation) with the buds, looks yummy!

more about kachnaar here


1. Kachnar kali (buds) 250 g

2. Onion 1 medium

3. Garlic 2 cloves

4. Ginger ½ inch piece

5. Dhania Powder 1 and ½ tsp

6. Haldi Powder ½ tsp

7. Chilli Powder ¼ rsp

8. Rice Powder 1and ½ tbsp

9. Oil 4 tbsp

10. Garam Masala pinch

11. Salt to taste

12. Few methi (fenugreek) seeds


o Boil buds for five minutes till tender.

o Grind onion, garlic and ginger to make a paste

o Put oil in karahi , crack mathi seeds and and fry the paste till light brown.

o Add all the dry masala ( dhania, haldi, chilli and salt) till masala leaves oil.

o Add boiled buds , mix in masala and cover for 2 minutes on slow fire.

o Remove the lid and add rice powder and fry for another 5- 10 minutes. Sprinke Garam masala and Garnish with Green Corriander.

o Serve with roti/ paratha.


musical said...

What an entry! Thanks to your Mom and her friends, one of those old-fashioned treats gets noticed! Its been ages since i even heard of this! Thank you soooooooooooooo much!

Rachna said...

musy, you are welcome, credit goes to mum and her friends :)

Nidhi said...

Hey! Its been so long that I heard of this! Wish I would get some here, I would definitely try the recipe sent in by your Mom.