The other day I had gone to Kandivalli station area and was walking through the clean and colorful vegetable market in this beautiful gujju locality. I saw many fruits and vegetables which I normally don’t find in my local veggie haunt which is Godrej Nature’s Basket. I decided to do my weekend grocery shopping right there and then. I bought purple yam, surti papdi which I don’t see often.
Besides I bought ber (berries) and water chestnut for munching. Next I wanted to make something special out of the purple yam and surti papdi and the first thing that came to mind was undhiyu. So I bought some raw bananas and small brinjals and went ahead with preparing the marinate.
Ginger (2 inch), Garlic(10-12), Green chillies(4-5), Coriander (quite a few)
Purple Yam – 1 cup (peeled and cubed)
Raw banana – 1 cup (unpeeled and cubed)
Small brinjal – 1 cup cubed
Surti papdi – 1 cup (veins removed)
SPICES : salt, ajwain, turmeric, hing
– Make a paste of the marinate material and chop all veggies.
– Add the spices and surti papdi. Let it cook for 5 more minutes adding little water to the bottom to avoid the masala from sticking. Cook till the yam is soft.
– Sprinkle chopped coriander on top and serve hot with paratha or eat it as it is.