This was a special mixed veggie curry I usually make for parties. It’s got a rich taste and goes excellent with any kind of roti.I like the taste of brown onion paste and cashew nut in the veggies.Its flavor is distinctly different from mixed veggie curry usually cooked in our kitchen.
- 2 cups onions
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1 cup carrots
- 3/4 cup french beans
- 1 cup potatoes
- 3/4 cup green peas
- 1 cup tomatoes
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 green chillis slit length wise
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera,jeelakara)
- 3 cloves
- 4 green cardamoms
- 2″ cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp red chilli pwd
- 1 tsp coriander pwd
- 1/2 tsp cumin pwd
- 1/4 tsp garam masala pwd
- 2 tbps brown onion paste(fry 2 sliced onions till brown and make a paste of it)
- 2 tbsp curd (yogurt)
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- coriander leaves for garnishing
For cashewnut paste:
- 2 tbsp cashewnuts
- 1 tbsp melon seeds
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- Soak the cashewnuts,melon seeds and poppy seeds in water for 20 minutes and make a smooth paste.Keep aside.
Chop the veggies.Parboil the vegetables except onions and tomatoes adding some salt.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a cooking vessel and add the par-boiled veggies and fry for 3-4 minutes.Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a vessel.Add the whole garam masala (spices) and jeera.Let it splutter.Add chopped onions and slit green chillis and fry till transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till oil separates.
Add red chilli pwd,coriander pwd,cumin pwd,salt.Mix well.
Add the chopped tomatotes and fry till oil seperates.You need to stir fry the paste really well…for a longer period than usual.
Add the parboiled veggies and mix well.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.i.e the veggies need to be well coated in this onion-tomato masala.
Add the tomato paste and mix well.
Add brown onion paste and curds and mix well.
Add the cashewnut paste and mix well.Cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well and cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Add garam masala pwd and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
This curry does take some time to prepare and calls for some work..:).If you want the typical curry flavour ..you should not omit any of the ingredients like brown onion paste and cashewnut paste.Its a rich dish but full of flavour.