Friday, March 27, 2009

Mixed veg recipe

I've been trying to experiment with a simple mixed veggies preparation for quite some time now and this one's come up trumps each time, so I thought I'd share it with all you guys. Here's the recipe :



CREAMED MIXED VEGETABLES




QUANTITY :

Serves 4


INGREDIENTS :

Butter/Margarine – 3 tbsp
Flour – a pinch
Milk – half a cup
Table Cream/Sour Cream/Plain yoghurt – 1 tbsp
Onion -1 medium, finely chopped
Potato -2 large, cubed
Salt – adjust to taste
Sugar – adjust to taste
Crushed Black Pepper Flakes – 1 tsp

A big serving bowl of mixed vegetables:

E.g.
Tomato – finely diced
Capsicum –finely diced/cut into thin strips
Beans – finely sliced
Carrots –finely sliced
Mushroom – finely sliced
Corn
Peas


METHOD :

Boil potatoes for about 10 min. Keep aside.
Heat butter on low flame till frothy. Add a pinch of flour and stir immediately to prevent lumps from forming.
Add onions and increase the heat to medium. Stir often.
Add boiled potatoes. Stir well and often till mixture is fragrant.
Add milk and stir well and often.
Season with salt, pepper and sugar.
Add tomato and capsicum. Keep stirring till well mixed and you can smell the cooked capsicum.
Add the rest of the vegetables. Decrease heat.
Cook alternately on high and low flame till the mixture emits water.
Add the cream/yoghurt and stir thoroughly.
Remove when you have enough gravy and all the vegetables are tender.

TIPS :

To dilute the preparation or re-heat, add a little milk.
To concentrate gravy, add a pinch of flour and/or cream.
To add depth and flavour to the preparation, add paanch-phoron (Indian 5 spices) to heated butter.

Have fun !

3 comments:

Casuarina said...

Quoting Ayan's email : "Mom makes something very similar but it has cubes of paneer in it as well."

Me : Kudos to Kakima. Well, I happen to think paneer makes any and every dish 10 times better...so it's a welcome addition for me as I'm crazy abt paneer ! :-)

Lazybirdie said...

Making this tonight - with the addition of babycorn and anaheim peppers..... will report on the success! :)

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