To boil jimikanda
For the spice mix
|Whole coriander seeds||3 tablespoons|
|Dried red chillies||3-4 pcs|
|Oil||1 teaspoon of any neutral flavored oil (I use sunflower oil)|
|Mustard seeds||1 teaspoon|
|Curry leaves||10-12 pcs|
|Spice paste||all of it|
|Turmeric powder||1 teaspoon|
|Khatta dahi (sour curd)||500 grams|
|Jhurga or lobia (cooked)||1 cup|
What You Will Need
You will need a mixer-grinder, a deep-bottomed pan or kadhai, a pressure cooker, and a few other utensils common to most kitchens.
Pressure cook the jimikanda with tamarind, lemon, and salt for 3 or 4 whistles, 4 or 5 hours in advance. Jimikanda can cause itchiness, and these other ingredients help reduce this effect.
After it cools, peel it, and cut into small slices. Spread the slices on a tissue paper or newspaper, and let them dry for 4 or 5 hours.
Deep fry the jimikanda for 8 to 10 minutes, on high flame, until golden brown colour.
Soak the jhurga for 4 or 5 hours, and pressure cook it for 1 whistle with salt.
Lightly toast the whole spices in oil for 2 or 3 minutes, and blend them into a smooth paste with 4 or 5 tablespoons of water.
Heat oil in a large kadhai; add the mustard seeds, let them pop, and add curry leaves.
Add the spice paste, and stir for 5 or 6 minutes on a medium flame.
Add salt, turmeric powder, and curd. Immediately add water, and keep stirring.
Let it boil for 5 minutes on a high flame, and add the deep-fried jimikanda and boiled jhurga and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
Now garnish the jimikanda aau jhurga ke amtaha with fresh coriander, and serve it with steamed rice.
As jimikanda is a tuber, wash it thoroughly to remove dirt.
You can also cook the tuber with guava leaves, to reduce itchiness.
You can also substitute sour curd with tomato paste; this variation is called jimikanda masalha.
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I my childhood my mother whenever cooked jimmikanda she duped us that non-veg is being prepared.for a long time she died jimmikand for mutton as she knew we liked mutton but father was a strict religious and vegetarian.
*faked instead of died