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Vegan Indian Recipes - Root Vegetables / Curries
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Spicy Fried Onions or Leeks

  • 5-6 large leeks or 3 lg. onions
  • 2 Tabl. oil
  • 1 teas. panch phora or cummin seeds
  • 1 teas. ground turmeric
  • 1 teas. finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teas. garam masala
  • 1 teas. salt or to taste
Wash leeks well, getting rid of all grit, or peel onions. Cut leeks or onions into fairly thick slices.

Heat oil/margarine or oil in a large saucepan and fry the panch phora or cumin for a min. or two, stirring. Add jturmeric and ginger and fry for a minute longer, then turn in the leeks or onions, stir well, and fry for 5 minutes. sprinkle garam masala and salt over, cover and cook until tender, stirring ocassionally.

Yield: 4-6 servings.