Santula Recipe – A healthy vegetable curry that goes well with rice.
I usually have leftovers when it comes to veggies like pumpkins, lady’s finger, brinjal etc. What can be done with these veggies? We cannot make Navaratna Kuruma using these…it would not be a rich gravy. At last, I came upon Santula Recipe.
I tried this Oriya’s recipe, Santula. It came out well and we had it with rice. I was very much satisfied that I had used all my left overs at one shot and also gave a tasty curry for my family. I prefer making this curry again and again whenever I have these veggies left behind.
Preparation Time. 10 minutes
Cook Time. 15 minutes
Recipe Cuisine. North India
Recipe Category. Curry
Lady’s Finger, Vendakkai (Half-Boiled) – 1/2 cup
Pumpkin (Cubes) – 1/2 cup
Brinjal (Cubes) – 1/2 cup
Plantain (Cubes) – 1/2 cup
Potato (Cubes, Boiled) – 1/2 cup
Onion (Cubes) – 1 no.
Mustard Seeds, Kadugu – 1 teaspoon
Ginger (Finely Chopped) – 2 teaspoons
Garlic (Finely Chopped) – 2 teaspoons
Red chillies – 3 nos.
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder,Seeraga Powder – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – as desired
1. Cut vegetables in the same size. In a pan, heat oil. Put mustard seeds and let it pop out. Add ginger, garlic, and plantain. Fry till the plantain is half-cooked.
2. Then, add brinjal and onions. Fry well.
3. Now, add lady’s finger, potatoes, pumpkin, red chillies, and two cups of water. Close the pan using a lid and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Then, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, and salt. Finally, boil for 5 minutes. Bring the pan down.
Now, Santula is ready! Serve with Rice, Chapathis, Idlis, or Dosas.
- If you want, you can add any vegetables but for this Oriya dish, you use only these veggies.
Santula recipe below: