Sunday, April 22, 2007

'M' is for Mixed Vegetable Chalna

This is an entry for the A-Z of vegetables hosted by Nupur. I adapted this recipe from Mallika Badrinath's Vegetarian Gravies. It tastes almost like vegetable kurma. Here is the recipe.

Mixed Vegetable Chalna
IngredientsMixed veggies - 1 cup
(Use any combination you like. I used carrots, peas, potatoes and beans)
2 or 3 tomatoes chopped finely
2 onions chopped finely
1 piece cinnamon
2 cloves
Salt to taste
Oil as needed

For the paste2 tbps grated coconut
2 onions
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
8 or 10 cashew nuts
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 or 5 green chillies (adjust according to taste)

1. Pour oil in a pan and lightly sauté the vegetables. You can steam them too but I prefer to sauté them as they do no absorb water and make the gravy watery. Set aside.
2. In the same pan add oil and cinnamon and cloves and sauté.
3. Next add the onions and sauté until transparent.
4. Add the ground masala and fry till the raw smell is gone.
5. Add tomatoes and fry till cooked.
6. Transfer the reserved veggies, add salt and water as much as needed for the gravy.
7. Let it boil and thicken.
8. Serve with rotis or rice.


FH said...

Looks divine LK!Alomost like mixed veg Kurma!YUM! Thanks for the recipe.

DEEPA said...

wow kind of side dish for chapti!!!!

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Asha. Yes, it is almost like veggie kurma.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Deepa. Do try it out.

Roopa said...

wow nice dish lakshmi! looks delicious

Sharmi said...

hi Lakshmi, that is a nice recipe and very good entry too.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Roopa.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sharmi.

Mythreyee said...

wow! so yummy. A twist to the usual Vegetable Kurma.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hmm...Looks great.wanna try this simple and think will taste good too.Gonna try this for sure.Thanks for sharing...

Prema Sundar said...

I make veg kurma alomost the same way except i do not grind onions..I tastes good with chappathi/ poori. looks good.

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy Lakshmi. I would love to have it with some phulkas right now!

swapna susarla said...

wow lakshmi
that is fantastic.

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Terri the terrific said...

Hi, I tried it and it was simply delicious! I prefer it to the taste of kurma. Thank you!