Adrak Ki Sabji for #SeedTheRise by Mahindra
Mahindra is running a fabulous campaign called #SeedTheRise.It's fundraising initiative to improve the lives of farmers. Through this campaign, Mahindra aims to raise Rs. 2 crores from the public and they will match the amount equally from their end as well. The amount will go to four selected NGO's : Digital Greens, Nanhi Kali, Swades Foundation and Nandi Foundation. I think it's an absolutely brilliant campaign and I urge each one of you to donate, every rupee can make a difference so please don't hesitate to donate.
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Growing stuff is not easy, I have learnt that with my kitchen garden in limited spaces. A little more rain since last week had me cribbing this morning on how my plants are dying. No electricity means no water as well and that is another problem. I can't even imagine how it would be like when the scale is multiplied by 100's for the farmer.
Each time we go to N's village, we see it shrinking. Being a primarily agriculture driven village close to Chittor it is slowly being deserted owing to many factors like no rains and hence water, a want of a better lifestyle for the young generation etc. Everytime we go to the village we wonder how can we help to better the situation there. And this initiative might be one way to help.
As a part of spreading word for this initiative, we are picking up one ingredient which India grows well, cooking with it to spread awareness for this cause. I got ginger as mine and I couldn't have been happier. Whether it is Indian curries or bakes ginger is a very popular ingredient in them. And did you know India is the largestmanufacturerand exporter of gingerinternationally?
When I was planning what to cook, a host of ideas were flooding my head but then mum suggested this very traditional adrak ki sabji. Made and eaten by farmers and old people in bitterly cold Punjab winters to stay warm and safe. I couldn't think of a better way to pay tribute to our farmers.
So here is what I made, served with hot paranthas it is perfect for the cold and current rainy weather of Bangalore.
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- Heat Mustard oil till it is really hot. Add the ginger and sautee for 2 mins.
- Add the finely chopped onions, along with garlic and sautee till deep brown in color.
- Add tomatoes and fry till oil starts leaving the side
- Add salt, turmeric and green chillies
- Add 1 cup of water, bring to boil and simmer till the gravy is thick and cooked
- Serve hot with paranthas on a cold winter afternoon
Once again, don't forget to donate for the humble cause