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A classic Gujarati recipe adapted for the microwave. The colour of the vegetables is vibrant.

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Oondhiya recipe - How to make Oondhiya

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Serves 4.
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For the methi muthias

  1. Put the chopped fenugreek leaves in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
  2. Allow to stand for 5 to 7 minutes and squeeze out all the liquid from the leaves.
  3. Combine the fenugreek with the remaining ingredients in a bowl and knead into a very soft dough by adding 3 tablespoons of water.
  4. Spread this mixture onto a greased shallow glass disha and cover with a lid. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  5. Cool completely and cut into small squares.

How to proceed

  1. String the Surti papdi, taking care not to separate the 2 sides.
  2. Wash the papdi, add the carom seeds, soda bi-carb and salt and mix well.
  3. Peel the purple yam, yam, potatoes and sweet potatoes and cut into big pieces.
  4. Cut the brinjals and the banana into big pieces and cut a vertical slit in the centre of each piece.
  5. Put the oil and asafoetida in a glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  6. Add the Surti papdi, purplr yam, yam, potatoes, sweet potatoes and brinjals and 1/4 cup water, cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes, stirring once in between.
  7. Add the prepared masala, banans, methi muthias and mix well. Cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes, stirring once in between.
  8. Serve hot.

    1. Oondhiya is traditionally served with puris and shrikhand.

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