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Mixed Veg Stir fry

Simplicity is the greatest sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Simple stir fries / dry sautés 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 orCurd 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. Chef Mireille

    quick and easy stir fry – perfect at any time!

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

  3. virunthu unna vaanga

    looking nice…

  4. 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

  5. Priya Suresh

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

  6. runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com

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

  7. Spice up the Curry

    looks very delicious

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

  9. The Pumpkin Farm

    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..

  10. Nalini's Kitchen

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

  11. I love and agree with the simplicity idea too

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

  13. preeti garg

    awesome and quick recipe for anytime meal

  14. MySpicyKitchen

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

  15. Gayathri Kumar

    Very delicious stir fry…

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

  17. Healthy & delicious curry.

  18. Healthy stir fry Kalyani.

    Event: Kid's Delight
    Event: Only Vegan
    Event: Zucchini

  19. Nice and healthy

  20. vaishali sabnani

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

  21. A Kamalika Krishmy

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

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

  23. Cool Lassi(e)

    A really colorful side-dish!

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