December 28, 2010

Seeme badnekaay/Chayote squash stir-fry n wrap


I love veggie stir-fry's. They are the ideal 2 in 1 dish for dinner and lunch. Healthy too!
What I used: Serves 4 as side dish
2 cups chayote, washed, halved, seeded, soaked in water for a few, peeled and cut into 1 inch strips
1 cup onion chopped
½ tsp red chili flakes
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp kadale bele (Bengal gram/ yellow split lentils)
½ tsp uddina bele (urad dhal/split black gram)
¼ tsp mustard seeds
A few curry leaves finely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste
In a skillet, on medium heat, add oil. When it begins to shimmer, add in the dhals. When they get golden brown, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Then, add in the onions and squash, cook on medium high for the first 2 minutes, then on medium heat until the chayote is soft and crunchy. Add in the chili flakes, turmeric and salt. It may cook in about 7-10 minutes.
I usually cook this stir-fry for dinner, as a side dish with chapathi/tortilla and rice. The remaining is wrapped into chapathi/tortilla rolls for lunch the next day. Enjoy!