This month the Recipe ReDux team chose this as the theme –

Budget Eats 
 How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving?
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food spending in check in 2017.

I came up with this simple meal that consists of Roti and a vegetable Kholapuri Masala. Since I could not calculate the individual ingredients cost, I am comparing it with the one we get in restaurants around here.

In my part of the world, this meal would easily come around INR 250-300.But when cooks the same meal at home, it is not only cost effective[the quantity at the restaurant will be sufficient for 2 but this meal served 4!], the meal is more nourishing and hygienically prepared.

The gravy sounds exotic here in the South but it is very easy to prepare at home!

Ever since Pradnya shared the Kohlapuri masala, I have been using it in dry curries and gravies. This masala is from the Maharashtrian Cuisine and is a flavorful blend of spices.

I used this spice mix to make the famous kohlapuri masala with vegetables. The kids were first wondering about the mix and later after a few bites with Roti liked it a lot and I have made it a couple of times after this too!

I used:

Mixed vegetables – I used Carrot [1], Beans[10],potato[1], cauliflower[1small].You can also add green peas if available.
Onion-1, large, finely chopped
Garlic-2 pods, chopped
Ginger- 1″ piece, chopped
Tomato-1, chopped
Capsicum,1,small ,julienned
Kohlapuri masala – 2 teaspoons [adjust to taste]
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish
Oil- 1 tablespoon

Take the chopped vegetables in a pressure cooker and cook al dente. Once the pressure releases, strain the vegetables and keep aside. Use up the liquid in soups / store in refrigerator to use in the place of vegetable stock.

Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and saute till translucent.Add ginger and garlic and cook for a few seconds. Then put in the tomato and after a minute add capsicum and stir. Add a cup of water.

Once the mixture comes to a rolling boil, add the kohlapuri masala and salt.mix well. Tip in the vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes till it thickens a bit and comes together. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Serve with curry with Roti / Chapathi…

Bon Appetit….

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