Monday, August 15, 2011

Mixed Vegetables - North Indian Style

Serves: 6-8

Mixed Veggies (Carrots, peas, beans, cauliflower, etc) - 2 cups, cubed
Capsicum - 1, sliced
Tomato - 1, chopped
Onion - 1 sliced
Cabbage - 1 cup, chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
Garlic - 3-4 flakes, grated
Green chilli - 2-3
Methi leaves - 1 bunch, chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, for garnishing
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard oil - 2 tbsp [preferred]
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

1. Heat oil in a pan with 1 tbsp of salt. Heat unto the smell of the mustard oil reduces. [Adding salt to the oil gives a nice colour to the veggies]
2. Add the mustard seeds,. cumin seeds and wait for them to crackle. then add asafoetida.
3. Add the ginger and garlic paste, stir for about  a min. Add the green chillies and then the onion. Cook while stirring until the onions become translucent.
4. Add the veggies depending on the time they take to cook. Add the methi leaves in the end. Mix well.
5. Add the spices and sugar, and water as required. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with bread of your choice.

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