Papdi lilva nu shaak | Sem Phali ki sabji











Papdi lilva nu shaak, something that, probably it is never prepared by anyone on special occasions as many people does not fancy its taste. I don't think you can find it in any restaurants either but definitely it rules in almost every Gujarati household.

  
With this such recipes, everyone has their own version to make it, with basic spices and masala, little lemon and pinch of sugar in the end. It pairs well with traditional Gujarati toor/tuver daal or Gujarati traditional gujarati kadhi, steamed rice and round and soft gujarti rotlis or Millet roti ( Bajri na rotla ) and chaas for a dinner or lunch.



You will need :-

  • 500 g papdi ( not surti papdi )
  • 3 -4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. ajwain ( carom seeds )
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic ( optional )
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp. dhanajiru powder ( coriander and cumin powder )
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar or any ( optional )
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Handful fresh coriander to garnish
Method :-
Wash the papdi thoroughly in water.
Take each papdi, remove the string bit and separate into two parts, check for anything rotten in there.
Heat pressure cooker and heat oil.
Add carom seeds, once crackle add minced garlic and fry for few seconds.
Add papdi and all the masala along with salt.
Mix well and add less than 1/4 cup water ( here in UK our vegetables don't need too much water, so add according to your requirement )
Close the cooker lid and let the cook saak till one whistle ( again 
Let the pressure cooker cool naturally.
Add sugar and lemon, mix and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves. 
Serve hot.
Enjoy !


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