So, this dish is two recipes in one. First, there is the amazing Cilantro Paste. Once the paste is compiled, you then incorporate the chopped mixed vegetables into it, which Ram explains so eloquently below.
Simply Ram’s Cilantro Paste
Food Processor or Blender
1 bunch of Cilantro
1 whole clove of garlic peeled
- 17-20+ pieces
1 medium size tomato
3-4 jalapenos or 1 medium green pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
The following can be combined or else used singularly (except the Curry Powder)
- 1 tablespoon Turmeric
- 1 tablespoon Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
This is so easy to prep! Put all ingredients into the food processor/blender and grind carefully into a puree type of paste. Done!
When you cook with this paste it is very important to heat 10” nonstick pot first and then add oil. The paste needs to be lightly browned first before adding any other items.
Ram’s Cilantro Potato & Carrots (Onions)
½ to 1 cup of Simply Ram’s Cilantro Paste
- I have a heavy hand to 1 cup for me!
5-6 Medium sized potatoes
4-5 Medium sized carrots
1 Onion (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chili flakes (optional)
Dice both potatoes and carrots (smaller makes cooking time faster). Dice onion. After having prepared the paste add potatoes, carrots and (onions). Stir to coat all the vegetables then turn down fire to low. Add about a cup of water and then simmer it to fork tender. You can always add more water, so sometime I find less is more. Serve with Jasmine rice (preferred). Welcome to smell-a-vision!
This dish came out wonderfully, I'm happy to report. It was so warm, delicious and flavorful. I'll be making this one again, for sure (and I do still want to try to master Ram's Sai Bhaji – Sindhi Saag, too.) Since I'm also trying to stick to a somewhat gluten-free diet, this dish is perfect in meeting that requirement, too. Of course, I can't have a food post without some action photos.
|I had an orange pepper on hand, so I used that instead of a green one|
|chopped ingredients into the blender|
|the completed cilantro paste before added to the hot oil in the pan|
|everything simmering together|
|viola! served atop some quinoa for extra protein - YUM!|