Dill as a vegetable.

gandle(4 NE)May 7, 2005

There was a family from India that lived in our small town for almost 20 years. We became acquaintences and later good friends, we supplied them with fresh produce from our large garden and in turn they supplied us with many delicious meals. They asked me to grow a large patch of dill for them to use as a vegetable. we became almost addicted to this it was delicious and not at all strong flavored. The family went back to India rather suddenly because of a death in the family and we never did get any recipes from them. Does anyone know how to prepare dill as a vegetable?

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I have some recipes but they are all from different parts of India. Do you know what part of India they were from? If not,post their last name and we might be able to figure it out. Also, do you know what some of the other ingredients in the recipe were? It will help narrow down the search!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2005 at 12:19PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Their last name was Patel but I really don't know what the other ingredients were.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2005 at 1:35PM
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The last name Patel is very common in the state of Gujarat in India. I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks. I have never tried it. Hope it is what you are looking for!
I am planning to grow some dill and will give it a try soon.

Ingredients :
Spinach 1/2 Bunch.
Fresh Dill 1/2 Bunch.
Onions small 1 Diced .
Potato 1 Diced.
Carrots small 1 Diced.
Peas 1/4 Cup.
Chana Dal 1/4 Cup
(or you can substitute yellow Split Peas).
Serrano Peper To Taste.
Ginger chopped 1 Tsp.
Salt To Taste.
Tumeric 1/2 Tsp.
Oil 1 Tbsp.
Water 1 Cup.

Seasoning :
Oil 1 Tbsp
Garlic 2 cloves.
Cayenne Powder To Taste.
Cumin powder To Taste.
Coriander Powder 2 tsp.

Method :
Soak the Split peas in water for an hour & drain.
Clean & chop all the vegetables. Heat Oil, put in all the vegetables, add water,salt & tumeric. Cook till done.
Heat the oil for the seasoning, then add the garlic. When it turns a light golden brown, add the rest of the spices. Let it sizzle for a couple of seconds and then immediately add it to the cooked vegetables. Season & adjust to taste.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 11:16AM
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gandle(4 NE)

Thanks, I'm sure that is either the one or close to it. Already I'm looking forward to it when the dill is big enough.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 9:05AM
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Recipes for you...

Here is a link that might be useful: Indian recipes using Fresh Dill

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 3:55PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

i am a patel. we sometimes make dill dishes with lentils and eat them with our traditional flatbreads. delish :)

    Bookmark   May 14, 2006 at 3:37AM
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