Friday, November 16, 2012

Bowl full of Winter Goodness – Mixed vegetables

Today I am to share one of the curries which is very regular back home; to be eaten with Chapatis for Dinner. Most of these vegetables are available during Winter hence it is prepared mostly on Chilly nights. For me this dish brings along a lot of wrapped warmth just like it is needed during the cold dreary days of Winter. An extremely simple dish  and full of nutrition.  A must try with kids and adults alike :D

Here is what you will need to make Mixed Vegetables:

Cauliflower – 1 small – cut into florets
Carrots – 2 small – cubed
Green Beans – 15 – chopped like in the picture
Capsicum – 1 medium – sliced
Peas – ½ Cup – I used frozen ones
Green Chillies – 5 – slit
Shallots – 5-6 optional

Tomato – 1 medium - quartered
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp for tempering
Mustard Oil / Cooking Oil – 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar to balance
Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp – sprinkle to garnish


·         In a Kadhai heat the 2 tbsps of Oil
·         Add the Cumin Seeds and let them dizzle
·         Add the slit Green Chillies and the Shallots, sauté for a minute.

·         Add the rest of the Vegetables.
·         Mix thoroughly so that all the Vegetables are coated in the hot Oil.

·         Add the Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Sugar and mix.

·         Add the quartered Tomato.

·         Add enough water for the Vegetables to cook through.

·         Checked once the water dries up if all the vegetables are cooked – if not – add more water and cook for some more time.
·         Once the Veggies are cooked, make all the water evaporate and turn off the Stove.

·         Garnish with a sprinkle of Garam Masala Powder and serve.

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