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Artichokes Aur May


If you are ever stuck and starving, this is an easy, quick and tasty dish to prepare.
Artichokes Aur May - translated means artichokes cooked with mustard seeds (aur in Sindhi).
I was inspired to dedicate this post for the Sindhi Facebook page which asked readers to come up with some different Sindhi recipes. 

Since I was experimenting, I started with half a bag of frozen artichokes.  Artichokes make a great vegan substitute for recipes requiring chicken and they are great for your heart and lowering cholesterol.

Ingredients:
1/2 bag of frozen artichokes (Trader Joe's brand)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchur (dried mango powder)
1-1/2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (Nutiva)
salt to taste
fresh coriander chopped (few sprigs)

Rinse frozen artichokes in warm water (or soak in warm water for a few minutes).  Pat dry.  In a skillet, heat up the coconut oil.  When the oil is hot, add the cumin and mustard seeds.  As soon as the mustard seeds start to pop and fly all over the place, add in the artichokes.  Be careful not to get burned with the splattering seeds or oil.  Stir and saute for a minute or two with salt and then add the spices.  If you like it hot, add in a chili pepper.  Reduce heat and cover to cook for few minutes!
Garnish with fresh coriander.  Can be eaten with quinoa, rice or wrapped in a tortilla! 

Enjoy!

Cheers to your Vibrant Health!

Jyoti

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