July 15, 2008

Vegetable Makhanwala

This is a near pefect party dish. Not too spicy, not too bland. Perfect with rotis or pulao. And since it is made with mixed vegetables, there’s something in it for everyone. I even add pieces of paneer if I’m serving this at a party. (Yes, there are people who count paneer as a “vegetable”!) This way, I don't have to bother about catering to different people's likes and dislikes.

1 tbsp Oil (Or ½ tbsp butter and ½ tbsp Oil)
1 Onion, ground to a fine paste
1 cup Mixed Vegetables, cooked
¼ cup Tomato Puree
¾ cup Slim Milk
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tsp Kasuri Methi
1 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste Heat the oil. Add the onion paste and fry for a few minutes. Add the turmeric and chilli powder and fry for another minute. Add the mixed vegetables and fry for 4-5 minutes. Add the tomato puree and salt. Mix well and cook until the mixture bubbles. Add the milk and bring to a boil while stirring. Add the kasuri methi and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes. Garnish this with coriander leaves if you wish and enjoy with rotis or rice.

This is my favourite way to serve and eat mixed vegetables. I also find this dish to be one of the best ways to clean up the fridge. You can put just about anything you find (except brinjals and lady's finger) and the dish would still taste like a million dollars.


Divya said...

Yummy makhanwala..I just love this and also the paneer makhanwala..your recipe sounds quite simple..great entry!!

bee said...

such few ingredients? that's the kind of recipe i like. will try it when i have some paneer on hand.

Deepa said...

Milk haan? I'd probably have used yoghurt (the fat free one - tastes excellent). But that's just our preference...

Divya Vikram said...

looks delicious and healthy Raaga.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi raaga
i totally never fail with this perfect party dish for persons of all tatse...thanks for sharing it...and mind you..quite healthy too !

Jayashree said...

Sounds so easily do-able.......thx

Andhra Flavors said...

looks lovely with carrot and beans.

delhibelle said...

I just made something similar with white gravy this weekend using a recipe from Manjula's Kitchen, but I think I like your veg makhanwala more as it has no makkhan!

A&N said...

This is a great way of serving a medley of vegetables indeed :)

I also loved the cabbage kari. A very traditional recipe :)