Char flavoured potatoes & green beans

Yield: 7 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 mediums Tomatoes, chopped
5 mediums Potatoes, cubed
2½ cup Green beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon Basil
2 eaches Whole dried red chilies
4 eaches Sprigs fresh coriander
½ teaspoon Turmeric
⅛ teaspoon Asafetida
1 teaspoon Salt
1 dash Black pepper
6 tablespoons Ghee
2⅔ cup Water

Place all the ingredients into a large heavy bottomed pot in the order in which they are listed. Bring to a boil over a moderate heat, reduce heat & boil for 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat further & gently boil, partially covered, for 20 to 25 minutes. Check that the water is not evaporating too quickly. You may have to add more water.

To finish cooking, raise the heat to fairly high & fry quickly, without stirring, to allow the crust to form & just begin to char.

Remove from the heat & let stand, covered for 5 minutes. Stir in the crust & serve, remembering to remove the red chilies, you may not want to bite into them. :)

Yamuna Devi, "The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking"

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