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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Drumstick Multani Preparation

  Drumstick  Multani Preparation

There is a tree all parts of which can be utilised. It is  a tree with multifarious uses. Right from its bark and seeds to its leaves,flowers and the fruit all are  consumed.The tree is known as Drumstick tree. It is grown every where in India. Since it is  grown in  most parts of the country, it is relished all over the country.  Whereas in  northen India its fruit and flowers are  taken , in the South the leaves are also taken.Very tasty pickles can be made with its tender  fruit.The bark is used for medicinal  purpose. It is medically efficient. It is rich in important  minerals,    vitamins and is an anti oxidant. 

   Today I am presenting a recipe for the preparation of drumstick flowers subzi. This  recipe is particularly  made by the people of Multan. Some  youngsters in the family have requested me to  post some Multani dishes  which used to be  prepared by the elders and  which are now forgotten . To keep the Multani tradition alive, I have already posted recipes of Doli ki Roti and Kadhai Wali Subzi in my earlier  posts.  Today I propose to record a recipe of Drumstick flowers, or Swanjana ke phool ki subzi.

Ingredients

1. Swanjana flowers, preferably  buds  250 gms

2 .Peas       1/2 cup

3 Onions     2

4. Tomatoes  2

4 Salt,Red chili powder, Turmeric powder,Amchur powder(mango powder)

Dhania powder.

5.Cooking oil    5 tbsp

6. Besan         1 tbs

7.Curd        1/4 cup

Method of preparation

Wash the Swanjana flowers and boil  them   with  salt.After it is boiled, throw the water and boil once  again. Squeeze  the flowers  very well.Keep aside. Heat oil and add chopped onions. Saute   for   a few minutes and add the chopped tomatoes.Roast for some time.Add the peas.Cover the peas for a couple of minutes.Then add the squeezed swanjana.Now  add salt and other spices. Stir it well.Next ,in  a 1/4 cup of curd  add 1 tbsp besan,Mix the besan and curd very well and pour it in  the swanjana. Keep stirring  till it integrates with the vegetable.Remove from the fire.  This vegetable can be taken with parantha or chapatti's.

  • And now a few household  tips

    1. To make chapatis or paranthas soft,add a little milk or cream(malai) to the flour before kneading.

    2.To slice a very soft  bread  evenly, slightly warm the knife on a flame before cutting. The slices will  be neatly cut.

    3. To clean the glass of the spectacles, wipe the glass with a drop of vinegar.

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14 comments:

  1. That's a new recipe. Have never seen or tasted this preparation. I have had drumsticks only in the sambhar! I sometimes use milk and ghee, but have never used malai when kneading dough! Will try it out! Cutting a soft bread with hot knife is something that I will certainly try from next time!

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    1. If you prepare the subzi, I am sure you will like it.The flowers will be available in the market because now is the season when they grow.Thanks for the comments.

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  2. What a coincidence.
    We had Swanjana for lunch today.

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  3. feeling good still people love to make doli ki roti and multani receipes

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  4. Thank you Anju for appreciating my post.Which blogs do you write?Have you got Multani connection?

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    1. Thank you city. Sorry for acknowledging late to your remarks.

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  6. Ustaju pls post your multani khadai wali sabzi link again, as I could not find its link on your blog.

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    1. I have posted it on your request. Hope you will like it.

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  7. I am really impressed with the inputs of your post ,totally in multani style just like the way my nani used to make , I am so very much impressed with all the details you gave about the tree in start and how you forwarding our old traditional reciepes to next gen.
    Ty so much .

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  8. I am really impressed with the inputs of your post ,totally in multani style just like the way my nani used to make , I am so very much impressed with all the details you gave about the tree in start and how you forwarding our old traditional reciepes to next gen.
    Ty so much .

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    1. Thanks Pragati for the inspiring comments. I hope you cooked it and liked it.

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  9. Hi can you please give me the link to doli receipie. Something goes wrong every time I make

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