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Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Hearty, healthy veggie stir-fry

This is a delectable and healthy stir-fry. You can use the vegetables you have, and whip up a quick dinner with chapattis/flat bread or roll them in tortillas.

What you need: (Makes 6 wraps or 4 as a lunch/dinner side dish)
1 cup red skin potatoes, washed and diced with skin on
2 cup colored peppers
1 cup peas
1/4 tsp red chili/cayenne pepper powder or more if you like it spicy
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of brown sugar
A sprig of curry leaves
A few mustard and cumin seeds
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt to taste
1 tsp olive oil
2 sticks of fresh cilantro, chopped.

Heat a shallow skillet on medium high, add oil. When it starts to shimmer, add the mustard and cumin seeds. Toss in the curry leaves and let them splatter. Add in the diced potatoes, and let it roast on medium heat, to a light brown. It should take about 4-5 minutes.

Toss in the peas and colored peppers. Cook for another 3 minutes, till they are a little soft, yet crunchy. Sprinkle a few drops of water into the skillet, just enough to moisten the roasted vegetables.

Add in the powders and salt. Toss them all together. Turn off the heat and pour in the lime juice, mix well to incorporate the juice. Serve with chapatis/tortilla/flat bread.

I usually cook this stir-fry for dinner, as a side dish. If it remains, I wrap it into chapati/tortilla rolls for lunch the next day.


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