Other than the regular fare,I find cooking for lunch is the most time-consuming,not cooking-wise but the whole time spent on thinking about what-to-cook.After our regular veggie shopping I had a whole array of vegetables looking at me and I got my inspiration from these humble pumpkins.Ma-in-law had made these yummy phodis once she was here and I was too busy hogging to ask her the recipe.
I came across this recipe here and made some modifications.Made a Sambhar[not with beets though;)] and fried some papads,with phodis and curd on the side,I had a happy man content with the lunch!!
Dudhi chi Phodi
Recipe slightly adapted from here
Pumpkin slices – 10-12,thinly sliced
Red chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Hing/asafoetida – ½ tsp
Fine sooji/semolina – ¼ cup
Oil – 2 tsp
Make a paste of red chilly powder,salt and hing with 1 or 2 tsps of water.
Mix the pumpkin slices with this well and make sure the masala is coated evenly on the slices. Keep aside for ½ an hour.
Dip each slices in semolina and place evenly on a hot tawa.
Add 1 or 2 tsps oil on top and close with a lid and fry on simmer.
After 5 minutes or so,turn the pieces and roast the other side too.
Makes a perfect accompaniment with rice and sambhar.