Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ALOE VERA CURRY (Rajasthani)


Aloe vera plant is well known for its medicinal properties.These days it is found in health and cosmetic products.Ever thought that it could be used as a vegetable too.In Rajasthan it is known as Gawar Patha and a curry is made with its pulp.This recipe is quite close to the Rajasthani one, but I have not used mustard oil which is generally used in Rajasthan for cooking and I have added a couple of ingredients which I thought give a better taste to the curry.


Ingredients:
Aloe vera leaves ..... 2
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp.
Asafoetida ............... a pinch
Fenugreek seeds ..... 1/2 tsp.
Aniseeds ................ 1/2 tsp.
Amchoor powder .... 1/2 tsp.
Jaggery .................. 1/2 tsp.(a small piece)
Black cardamom ...... 1
Star anise ............... 1
Cinnamon stick ....... 1 inch piece.
Tomato puree ........... 1 tbsp.
Yogurt ..................... 1 tbsp.
Salt ................... to taste.
Oil

Method:

1. Peel and cut the aloe vera leaves into cubes.

2. Boil them for 2-3 minutes with salt. Drain and set aside.

3. In a pan heat a little oil and add the whole spices.Now add the asafoetida, red chilli powder,jaggery, salt and coriander powder. Add a little water and put the aloe vera cubes.Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

4. Mix the beaten yogurt to the curry and keep stirring on medium flame for 1-2 minutes.
This curry goes well with missi roti and plain rice.

14 comments:

  1. Never cooked with Aloe, very nice looking dish.

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  2. It tastes good too...I always thought aloe vera might taste bitter..but when I made the curry it turned out to be yummy.

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  3. wow..aloe in food..i use das a sking and hair mask...lovely dish....pics r wonderful.
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  5. Thanks Sanyukta...had a quick glimpse of ur blog too ..I must say amazing presentations...will see everything leisurely again.

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  7. wow!i thought aloe was restricted to juice........this is really unique and tasty.

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  8. Aloe vera!!! Wow..new recipe..inviting you to join in Fast food event - Noodles .

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  9. New to me... You are inventing new one. Congrats:)

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  10. Well, this is beyond cool. I've never even thought to cook with aloe vera. Neat! Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul!

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  11. Delicious Curry with aloe vera Shoba, nice thanks for linking with Hearth and Soul blog hop. I am highlighting this recipe on this weeks Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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