When we go to fresh vegetable section or to farmer’s market, I feel like trying the new vegetable that I haven’t tried before. My such experiments were not always successful. So last few days, I stuck to “known” vegetables. But last week, I saw these beautiful banana peppers at farmer’s market. They were very fresh and looked gorgeous. So I bought them. Now, I had to figure out what to make with them. Thats how this recipe was born. The dish was very tasty and goes well with rice or chapati.
1 and 1/2 cups (3 big peppers) chopped banana peppers
1/2 cup potato
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tbl spn coconut
3 red chillies
A pinch asafoetida
5-6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
Heat oil and add asafoetida, chana dal. When they turn brownish, add curry leaves, red chillies, coconut. Grind to a coarse powder.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add peppers, potatoes, salt and ground powder.
Add a little water, cover and cook till done.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins