Saturday, March 27, 2021

DRUMSTICK FLOWERS AND LOTUS STEM STIR-FRY / JEERE TAMATE MEI SWANJHRO EIN BEEHA / NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE


 Swanjhro ( drumstick flowers ) and Beeha (lotus stem) are a delicacy for Sindhis and are extensively used in the Sindhi Cuisine. We have a variety of dishes, main course as well as snacks with them. 
Here is a simple stir-fry with the combination of both. No onion or garlic is used in this recipe yet it is so flavourful. It can be relished with rotis or dhodho ( Sindhi style bhakri)

Ingredients:
Swanjhro / Drumstick flowers ...... 1 bowl (boiled)
Beeha / Lotus Stem ...................... 10 - 12 slices (boiled)
Tomatoes ............................. 2 (cut into pieces)
Cumin seeds........................ 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ............... 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder .............. 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder .............. 1 tsp
Cumin powder .................. 1 tsp
Salt ................................ to taste
Oil .................................. 3-4 tbsps
Yogurt .......................... 1-2 tbsps (optional)
Coriander leaves ............ handful

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan and addthe cumin seeds.
2. When they crackle tip in the tomatoes.
3. Saute them and cook until they are soft and mushy.
4. Now add the salt and spice powders. Stir well and add 2-3 tbsps of water and simmer.
5. Now add the boiled lotus stem pieces and saute.
6. When the oil starts to separate add the boiled drumstick flowers.
7. Saute for couple of minutes until the moisture is gone. 
8. Finally add the coriander leaves.
 

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4 comments:

  1. I've never tried this vegetable before and now I'm intrigued! Will def give this a go. Where can I buy drumstick flowers from?

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    1. You get these flowers only in winter. Check out the areas where Sindhis reside.You will only find them there or else if anyone has a tree we can pluck them fresh.

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  2. Very healthy recipe ..drumstick flowers are a powerhouse house of nutrients. We South Indians use drumstick leaves a lot in our cooking.i have to try this usage of flowers in my cooking soon

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    1. Yes Priya. Having been brought up in South India I also love dishes wuth drumstick leaves. But in Mumbai you don't find them easily.

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