Aloo ki sabzi though immensely tasty, the ultimate comfort food is not considered very nutritious due to the fact that it is high in calories and low in many nutrients. I loved eating aloo sabzi when growing up (which I am sure you can tell). But today mothers who serve their kids a lot of aloo are frowned upon. If you are seen giving your child an aloo puri or french fries other ‘we know it all’ mothers look at you with disbelief.
I wanted Zayb to enjoy her aloo once in a while…. and I want to be able to serve it to her wihout feeling any guilt…without feeling like a bad mother who has bad eating habits..(yes the ‘we know it all’ mothers can make me feel like that at times). Sooo I make this yummy, nutritious aloo sabzi for her and all in the family with my home grown microgreens.
I plant cuin, coriander, mustard and fenugreek in small glass bowls and leave them on my kitchen window sil. Zayb and I water the greens each day. She enjoys watching them sprout and grow taller with each passing day. Then when they are grown enough I harvest them, wash them well and add them to my humble, simple yet delicious potato sabzi.
For the sabzi I take some oil, add mustard seed, cumin seds, 1 tspn udad dal, curry leaved, green chillies and potatoes. I add some salt and let the potatoes cook on low heat with a lid. Water can be added a few drops at a time to help the potatoes cook. When the potatoes are nearly done I add my microgreens, cover and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Yummy healthy potato sabzi is ready. chomp chomp chomp…..