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Oal Ka Bharta

Contributed by:
Sudha Shrivastav
Sudha Shrivastava, Housewife
Jamshedpur

Ingredients

Oal (Yam) - 500 gm
Green Chillies - 10 (cut in 2 halves)
Ginger - 2" (cut into fine strips)
Garlic - 10 flakes (cut in 2 halves)
Mustard Powder - 1 tbsp
Haldi Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Kala Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Kala Namak Powder - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Lemon - 2
Mustard Oil - 50 ml
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Wash oal thoroughly, remove skin and cut into small pieces.
2. Boil in pressure cooker and then bring to room temperature.
3. Remove oal pieces from water and allow them to dry a little under fan or sun.
4. Mash the boiled oal and add green chillies, ginger juliens, garlic flakes, mustard
    powder, haldi powder and red chilli powder to make the Bharta.
5. Roast lightly kala jeera and ajwain and add to the Bharta.
6. Add salt, kala namak, vinegar, lemon juice and mustard oil.
7. Mix well and put in the sun.
8. Oal ka Bharta will be ready in a day or two.

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