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Baked Vegetables and Chickpeas in Green Yoghurt Gravy

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Origin

This is a simplified version of the gravy used in the vegetable biryani recipe I use.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams potatoes
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 400 grams (cooked weight) chickpeas
  • 2 cups packed mint leaves (1 large bunch)
  • 2 cups loosely packed coriander leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2″ (5 cm) of ginger
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 green chillis
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 500 grams Greek yoghurt
  • Mixed vegetables, such as:
    • 250 grams mushrooms
    • 400 grams green beans
    • 2 courgettes/zucchini
    • 2 romano peppers
    • … carrots and cauliflower are other vegetables which might go well in this dish

Process

Chop the mixed vegetables, onions and potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the chickpeas to the bowl. Dice the tomatoes and add them to the bowl as well.

Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius/350° Fahrenheit.

Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, chillis and garlic. Add water as needed to ensure it is ground into a paste. Mix the paste with the yoghurt, salt, oil and spices. Pour this paste over the chopped vegetables and chickpeas and stir to mix.

Put the mix into a large baking tray and bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove the cover and stir, then continue to cook, stirring at 15-minute intervals, until the vegetables are completely cooked and excess liquid has evaporated (about 45 minutes).

Add additional salt to taste. Serve with Greek yoghurt. You could also serve it with pasta or rice.

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Char-Grilled Greens

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I modified the recipe, using only one type of bean and opting for snow peas instead of shelling the peas. I didn’t have sorrel so I replaced it with spinach.

Green beans and mushrooms with soy sauce and sesame seeds

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I made this much like the vegetables in soy sauce I previously posted, except I used long green beans and mushrooms, and sprinkled them with toasted sesame seeds.

Fasolakia Lathera

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I worked from this recipe, using half the oil it called for at the suggestion of a Greek friend. Unfortunately my tomatoes looked a little anaemic this time of year, so I was unable to get the bright colour of the original recipe.

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Vegetables in Green Curry

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This was my first attempt at making a Thai curry from scratch, instead of using a spice paste.

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This dish is not vegetarian due to the use of fish sauce. I cooked sweet pepper, butternut squash, green beans, carrot and onion in the sauce.

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Khoresht Loobia

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Vegetable Biryani

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I spent part of an afternoon assembling this biryani without a spice mix, my first such attempt. The result was pretty good. It contains tomatoes, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes, sweet pepper and carrot – and of course lots of coriander and mint.

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