July 10, 2012

Mixed Veg Stir fry

Simplicity is the greatest sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Simple stir fries / dry saut├ęs shall be showcased at Blogging Marathon (BM # 18) this week here : everyday curries that team up beautifully with Indian food, and use less than 1 tsp of oil all the while taking just 15 – 20 mins to put them together. How simpler than that can life be ? 

Stay tuned for 3 days of simple curries : the first in the series is “Mixed Veg Curry” that’s a staple for lunch and teams well with Rasam Rice or even Curd Rice (If you are feeling too lazy to even chop veggies, use frozen mixture to whip up this deliciously simple and wonderful stir fry). The beauty of this curry is that you don’t need to stick to only the vegetables mentioned below : I put together those that go well and there are no definite quantities too to go by, esp if I am the only one who is to eat this for lunch. 

Usage of onions / garlic / ginger is optional, but as we observe some part of the Chaurmasya Vrat(auspicious 4 months of the year), generally try to make this in a Jain style – sans onion and garlic. Lets get to this recipe then...


Prep time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
Serves – 1 adult + 1 child
Difficulty level – Easy
Serving Suggestions : Plain steamed Rice with Rasam or Curd rice or Dal
  • French Beans – a handful
  • Cauliflower – ½ cup – broken into florets
  • Frozen green peas – a handful
  • Potato – 1 medium – cubed.
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – a tiny pinch
  • Amchur / Dry mango powder – ¼ tsp

1) Chop all vegetables into bite sized pieces
2) In a steamer, steam all the vegetables for 8 – 10 mins. Alternatively, you can blanch them till tender (but not mushy)
3) In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and add hing (asafoetida). Add the blanched veggies, red chilli powder, salt and amchur.
4) Saute for 4 -5 mins till well incorporated.
5) Top with coriander leaves.

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  1. quick and easy stir fry - perfect at any time!

  2. Will go nice with rasam rice....Looks very tempting...

  3. quick, easy and delicious. in my home mostly onion garlic is used less and its used in u can say bit extravagant dishes. daily use we dont put onion or garlic

  4. Can have this colourful stir fry with rotis and a bowl of rice anytime.

  5. Crunchy colour full stir fry! A bowl of rice and loads of this.. perfect

  6. That's an interesting mix of vegetables kalyani..though I have never attempted making one with such varieties..very healthy..

  7. indeed Kalyani...simplicity is the greatest sophistication...loved this simple dish...
    btw, i picked the wonton strips / patti samosa from a shop in navi mumbai..i have ordered for puff pastries , i will bring it for you next time when i get my hands on it..

  8. Nice blend of veggies and a looks tempting,perfect with phulkas and rice....

  9. I love and agree with the simplicity idea too

  10. Very healthy curry and I am sure it is a great combo for rice n roti...

  11. awesome and quick recipe for anytime meal

  12. Love simple curries and look forward to your recipes for the next two days.

  13. Very delicious stir fry...

  14. simple, fast and easy!! love it!

  15. Healthy & delicious curry.

  16. I hate mix veggies...but this one surely looks great...simple masalas are always pleasing.

  17. Quick and easy saute.. I do this when my pantry is almost on the verge of empty

  18. Healthy and comfort meal with rasam rice for me..

  19. A really colorful side-dish!


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