Monday, 11 July 2011

Spicy Yam/Jimikand

Chitra Pal Spicy Jimikand
Sweet Potato and Yam Health Information
Sweet potatoes are relatively low in calories and have no fat. They are rich in beta-carotene , having five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A in one sweet potato, as well as loaded with potassium. These nutrients help to protect against heart attack and stroke. The potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body cells, as well as normal heart function and blood pressure. 
Wild Mexican "yams" which are related to the sweet potato, seem to have anti-weight-gain, anti-cancer, and anti-aging properties, according to Dr. Earl Mindell. 
True yams do not contain as much Vitamin A and C as sweet potatoes.
Ingredients
1. ½ kg jimikand / yam cubed after peeledChitra Pal Yam  Jimikand
2. 1 big / 2 small onions grated
3. 1 tomato grated
4. 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
5. 2 tbsp of tomato paste or puree
6. Salt to taste
7. 1 tsp of red chili powder
8. ½ tsp of turmeric powder
9. ½ tsp of cumin powder
10. 1 bay leaf / tej pata
11. 1 black cardamom
12. 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro/dhaniya leaves
13. Oil

Chitra Pal Jimikand Pieces
Directions
1. In a non stick pan add oil and then add tej pata and black cardamom.
2. First add onions till they turn golden brown.
3. Now add ginger garlic paste.
4. Stir for 1 minute and jimikand pieces.
5. Fry them until they turn golden brown.
6. Now add Salt, red chili and turmeric powder.
7. Stir it well and add grated tomatoes and tomato paste.
8. After cooking for 2 minutes add 1 cup of water.
9. Toss it well and let it cook with lid on for 15 minutes or until it is little soft on low heat.
10. Turn off the heat and add cumin powder and stir.
11. Serve with hot chapatti or naan.
12. Garnish with fresh dhaniya/cilantro leaves

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