Health recipe of the day

Tondli or gherkin has strong antioxidant properties and can lower blood sugar levels. Serve this healthy stir fried curry with roti or rice.

Sliced Tondli Stir Fried
250 gms. Tondli
1 tsp. Ginger grated
1/2 tsp. Garlic grated
1 Green Chilli finely chopped
1 Stalk Curry Leaves
1 tsp. Coriander Leaves finely chopped
1 tbsp. Fresh scraped Coconut
1 tsp. Peanuts coarsely crushed
1/4 tsp. Each Cumin, sesame and mustard seeds
1 tsp. white vinegar
salt to taste
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. cornflour
1 tbsp. oil

Dissolve cornflour in water, keep aside.

Slice tondlis vertically into four slices.

Heat oil in a heavy pan.

Add seeds, allow to splutter. Add ginger, garlic, chillies.

Stir for a moment, add tondli.

Stir fry till tondli is tender.

Add vinegar, salt, sugar, peanuts, stir to mix.

Add cornflour paste, stir well till the liquid is transparent.

Transfer to serving bowl, garnish with coriander and coconut.

Serve hot with phulkas, roti, or hot steamed rice.

Note: Omit the green chillies if you desire the dish to be bland.

Recipe source: Saroj Kering