Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rogini Yam

Hi Readers,

This is a recipe that I learnt from one of the TV shows in Odia. I do not know why the dish was named Rogini? May be it has similarity to Rogan Josh which is a meat curry, so they have named it as such. I remember the movie Bwarachi starred by Rajesh Khanna, who played the role of a cook. On his first day at that family, he made a curry from Yam and everyone thought its meat. The interesting part is if Yam is cooked properly and the way meat is cooked, it tastes similar to meat (boneless meat).

In this recipe the look and color of gravy turns out the same brown color of Rogan Josh meat gravy. If you add a little bit  of meat masala or Rogan Josh meat masala the smell would be same.  Lets now have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients :-

100gms Yam cut into 1/2 inch width rectangular pieces.
3 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp onion paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
2 onion blanched and pureed
1 1/2 tbsp cashew and magaj paste(pumpkin seeds)
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp Meat Masala (optional)
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1/2 tbsp Amchur powder
Garnish - Coriander leaves

Method :- 
In a bowl take the Yam pieces, add corn flour, pinch of red chili powder, pinch of turmeric powder and little salt. Mix using water so that the corn flour paste sticks to each Yam pieces. Heat a pan and add oil. When its hot, fry these Yam pieces turning each side, so that it turns little brown in color. Remove from heat and keep aside. In same pan add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add Onion paste followed by garlic and ginger paste. Cook in medium flame till the raw smell is removed and masala starts separating oil. Add tomato puree, cashew magaj paste and cook for another 2 to 3 mins till masala is done. Add 1 cup water, turmeric powder, amchur powder, garam masala, meat masala(optional) let it cook till the gravy starts boiling. Add the yam pieces and cook for another 1 min. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Note :- Corn flour makes it crispy.

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