Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

June 06, 2007

Mixed Vegetable Curry

Being born in south India, I grew up eating south indian dishes mostly, but I loved eating north indian dishes whenever we go to restaurants. Especially the mixed vegetable curry with butter naan was my all time favourite. Different combination of vegetables cooked in onion gravy tastes amazing. Do not overcook vegetables for this makes them turn mashy. Well you don't need to have any plan to make this curry. Check out for the vegetables lying down in your fridge, thats what I did too. A potato, carrot, capsicum, tomato, green peas and here goes my dish ....

Other vegetables like cauliflower, sweet potato, french beans, brinjal etc., can also be used to cook this dish. I could'nt go out to get them all and hence fixed it up with what is available.

We'd need ....

Potato - 1 (cut into cubes)

Yellow Capsicum - 1 (cut to thin slices lengthwise)

Red Capsicum - 1 (cut to thin slices lengthwise)

Carrot - 1 (cut into cubes)

Green peas - 1 cup (boiled)

Cherry tomatoes - 7 (cut into two halves)

Onions - 4 medium size (sliced lengthwise)

Cloves - 5

Elaichi - 1 (cardamom pod)

Cinnamon stick - 1 inch

Ginger - 2 inch

Garlic pods - 2

Bay leaves - 3

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala - 1 tsp

Butter/Heavy Cream - 1 tbsp

Water - 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tsps

Coriander leaves - 1 sprig (finely chopped for garnish)



1. Pressure cook vegetables in 2 cups of water till 3 whistles. Once cool, remove and drain excess water. Excess water can be saved and reused at a later stage while adding water to this curry.

2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadhai/sauce pan, add half the onions and fry till soft and light brown in color. Remove from flame, allow to cool and grind to smooth paste along with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and garlic. Set aside.

3. Heat rest of the oil in a kadhai, add bay leaves, fry for a minute.

4. Add remaining onions and fry till soft and golden brown.

5. Add ground onion paste, chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt to taste and fry for 2-3 mts on medium flame.

6. Add boiled vegetables, green peas, cherry tomatoes and mix well.


7. Add water and bring it to boil, reduce the flame and allow to cook till the gravy is thick.

8. Once the gravy is thick add garam masala, butter/cream and mix well.


9. Switch of the flame, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with naan, roti or chapathis.

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3 Comments:

At June 6, 2007 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Seema said...

Sowjanya,
Mixed veggie curry looks delicious. I so much agree with you. As kids we rarely used to eat North Indian delicacies. Mom used to make it once in a while but yeah whenever we would go out naan and some Curry would be always our choice. Nice recipe girl.

 
At June 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Asha said...

It's soooo colorful.I had to squint my eyes at the photo!!:))
Love it,thanks for the recipe.Great for tidbits of this and that vegs:))

 
At June 7, 2007 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Jeena said...

Hi great recipe I'm sure it tasted lovely :)

 

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