I sliced few vegetables, as shown in this pic. It was done in haste. More colors would be better. More the color more it will be healthier. I diced the cabbage, french beans, carrot, radish, papaya, capsicum, green chilies (the big ones often used to make the pakodi) and few green peas. In thai version different ingredients r used.
Method of cooking: Heat a pan, traditionally it is said that it is better to have a pan with heavy bottom. Pour some edible oil, use mustard oil as it is healthier. Put mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds(methi), jeera(cumin), red chili, green chili, curry leaves and fry for few seconds when it starts crackling add one spoon garlic ginger paste, chopped onion or spring onions. When onions turn golden in color, add green peas, beans first as they will take more time to cook. Gradually add papaya, carrot, radish and then capsicum in that order. Add salt to taste. Toss few times. Cover it. Put flame to sim for 2 to 3 minutes. Shift again with the help of a wooden handler. My son likes the magi very much. Thus to bring that taste I put “Maggie” tastemaker in this. One can use any other taste maker like biryani or pulao masala, chat masala, chole or chana masala.
Nowdays there comes a noodle masala also?. I found Paavbhaji masala also. There are varieties of such masalas(spice) packets according to regions. There is lemon rice powder, imli(tamarind) rice powder etc etc. more adventurous can use or experiment with adding two spoon full of gram flour or any other unusual things such as corn flour. Cook for few minutes and the veg fry is ready to serve. Add it to sandwiches or as a fill it to make veg roll with chapati or roti. Add it to pasta, or rice as per your need. It can be also added to TOTI or totia,tortila? as they do in mexican dish, and it also famous in south American countries. Soorinam etc.
To enhance taste one can add the Vinegar (chilli spiced one). I used to go to Red Rose at shopping complex near campus school IIT Kanpur to have the taste of those chilies and onion(red onions) in the vinegar…in the lunch period.
THAI SALAD: I dream of making the Thai salad. Dice green papaya, carrots. Pound garlic, green chilli, pepper, lemon juice, salt together. Add crushed roasted peanuts. Put some more lemon juice. Add diced papaya(green) and carrots to this paste. Taste it and enjoy the peppery salad.