Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mixed Vegetables

Mixed Vegetables (feeds four)
Mixed vegetables

Potato -1 large
Carrots - 2 medium
Beans - 10-15
Peas (shelled) - I cup or 100 gms
Onion - 2 large
Tomatoes- 2 large
Garlic - 1 clove(small) 
Oil - 1.5 tablespoons
Dhaniya Powder - 2 teaspoons
Garam Masala - 1 pinch
Red Chilly powder and salt to taste.
Jeera - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander - a handful. chopped finely for garnish

Method of preparation:

Peel potatoes, carrots and remove the strings from the beans. Chop all three in thin long strips about an inch long. Microwave all cut vegetables along with peas, a teaspoon of water and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt on high for 8 minutes. If you do not have a microwave oven, simply steam the vegetables with salt (do not add water) in the pressure cooker for one whistle.

Chop onions and garlic finely. Add oil to the pan ( kadai) and when the oil is hot add jeera, once it crackles, add the chopped onions and garlic. While it is frying, chop the tomatoes finely. Once the onion  becomes softer, add tomatoes. Wait till tomatoes soften and meld into the onions before adding dhaniya powder and chilly powder. 

Fry for about 3-4 minutes till  the raw smell of the masalas are gone. Add the cooked vegetables, cook everything together for 2-3 minutes. Check and add salt. Mix well. Add the garam masala and keep it on heat for about a minute. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with Rotis.

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