Monday, January 25, 2010

Mix Vegetable Curry/Subzi version-1

Mix veg curry is a very flexible recipe which comes handy when your fridge is stuffed with many veggies, individually not enough to make 4 servings dish in itself. As I opened my fridge today I faced the same nightmare, I had 1 cup of cauliflower florets and few more veggies like carrots, radish, onions and pototoes, so decide to prepare mix veg curry. Carrots bring out a sweet taste to this dish which adds that "umm" in it. Adding kashmiri lal mirch powder to this curry gives it a nice red tint.
One sentence explaination for this dish, just toss up any vegetables in hand in a hot pot, spice it, cook it and serve it. Today I have'nt used many veggies as I was out of stock but in some future post I shall jot down another version of Mix veg curry.
This is one of the comfort foods for me and P. So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients :
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 medium sized carrot peeled, sliced and diced
1 medium sized onion chopped into big chunks
1 medium sized potato peeled and cubed
1 tbs ginger-chilli paste
Handful of coriander leaves for garnish
2 tbs oil for tempering
1 tsp white lentil/urad dal (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 tsp mustard seeds/rai
pinch of asafoetida/hing
1 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (I used kashmiri lal mirch powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala/all spice/curry powder
salt to taste

Method :
Now you know the drill, heavy bottom pan on medium heat, oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida, add cubed potato and let it cook.
When potatoes are almost done add in all other veggies along with all spices and let it cook till carrots and cauliflower is cooked just enough to have a bit to it.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm.

Tips :
Add veggies like capsicum, green peas, zucchini, sweet corn, radish, baby corn, green beans and/or any veggies you prefer or have in hand.
Avoid adding eggplant/baigan/brinjal and bottlegourd to this dish as these veggies have a distinct taste which does not go well with this dish.
Can add in spring onion greens for garnishing too.

1 comment:

  1. Hello!

    im back :)

    how to ensure that the cauliflower gets the salty flavor. all is fine except that the cauliflower which does does not get the salt.