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Fragrant Vegetable Stew (Jhalfaraazi)

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Main Course, Soup
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
1 tablespoon 15mlBengali 5-spice - (panch puran)
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCrushed red chili flakes
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozChopped red onion
4   Garlic - minced
2 cups 474mlShredded green cabbage
3 cups 711mlZucchini - cut in 1/4" cubes
1   Japanese eggplant - sliced 1/2" thick
2 cups 474mlCooked chickpeas - (with liquid reserved)
2 cups 474mlTomato sauce
2 tablespoons 30mlTomato paste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSea salt

Recipe Instructions

Perfumed with Bengali 5-spice (panch puran), this tasty melange of vegetables is wonderful with Basmati rice.

In a large saucepan, saute Bengali 5-spice in oil until fragrant and popping. Add turmeric and chili, and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in onion, garlic and cabbage and cook until soft. Add zucchini, eggplant, chickpeas and 1/2 cup of chickpea liquid. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cover and cook for 40 minutes.

Vegetarian Gourmet, Autumn 1993


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