Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gundruk ko Jhol

Introduction

"Gundruk ko Jhol" is definitely one of my fave. Recently, at one of my friend's gathering, she had made yummy gundruk and hence its existence came upon on this blog as it has been a long time since I last posted one.

Any recipes with gundruk just makes me go yumm...yes it is and I hope everyone especially who like Gundruk would feel the same. Also, I have heard that in villages or rural areas in Nepal, where lentils are scarce, they tend to have gundruk ko jhol with rice, and again, it is one of the comfort foods which has "gundruk" (dried greens) and soybeans.

Again, this is one of my mom's recipes and I hope you will enjoy as well!

Makes about 5 servings

Gundruk ko Jhol

Ingredients Needed

  • Gundruk - 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups water
  • Soybean seeds - 1/3 cup
  • Tomatoes - 1 (diced)
  • Ginger - 1.5 tbsp
  • Green garlic - 2 (diced)
  • Green limes - 1/2
  • Cumin Powder - 1.5 tbsp
  • Chili powder (optional) for extra spicy
  • Salt and turmeric powder to taste
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro to garnish

Steps to follow

In a skillet, on a medium heat, roast gundruk for 5 minutes in order to make it small chunks.

Turn off the heat and set gundruk aside to cool off.

In a separate skillet, add 1 tbsp of mustard oil on a medium heat. When the oil is heated, add soybean seeds and stir for few minutes until it turns light brown in color.
Roast soybean seeds
Then add diced tomatoes and diced green garlic.
Add tomatoes and green garlic
Cook for few minutes, add freshly ground ginger and all spices. Then, add roasted gundruk on top of it.
Add gundruk
Mix well.
Mix well
Now add water, if you want more water, you can add additional 1 cup of water to the mixture.
Add water

Bring it to a boil
Bring to a boil (which is close to about 5 minutes on a medium heat). Then, add cilantro to garnish.
Add cilantro to garnish
Gundruk ko jhol is ready! Enjoy with your favorite side dish or main entre`e or just as a soup.
Gundruk ko kjol with rice and roti