I’ve loved tori since I was a kid, and it’s one of the few vegetables I love eating, only if it’s cooked the Pakistani way, though. Potatoes I can have in any form, but tori only hits the spot if its stewed in an onion and tomato masala with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, mopped up by some naan or fresh roti. Ok, now that i’m hungry (and conveniently have some cooked for dinner today) i’ll get on to the recipe so we can all just eat!
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 medium sized Zucchini(or 4-5 small), peeled and cut into small pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 hari mirch (green chilli pepper), chopped into chunks
1 Tblspn ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
oil for cooking
fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
In a pan with a lid, heat about 4 Tblspn oil and saute the onions until they are light golden brown. Then add the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, hari mirch, salt, haldi and cayenne and saute over a medium flame for about 15 minutes, adding a little water if needed. The longer you cook the masala (onions and tomatoes) the better the dish will taste. Once the masala is cooked add the chopped tori and mix it into the masala.