Exactly and ditto. Don't have asafoetida, but won't worry about that. Sounds yummy.
Chinese cabbage and carrot, Indian-style
making this today. have all the ingredients would never have though of this many thanks!
You can omit the asafoetida (it's there for extra onion flavor) and it will be okay.
Incidentally, this technique (the dry-textured method) works with all sorts of starchy vegetables such as turnips and potatoes, as well as some leafy vegetables such as chard and kale.