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How to Make Mixed-Vegetable Red Curry

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Mixed-Vegetable Red Curry

Mixed-Vegetable Red Curry

Many Nutrients in a Single Dish

I like to make mixed vegetable dishes mainly to get a unique taste and get many nutrients at a time. This curry comes out tasty. I used capsicum, carrots, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, and tomatoes in this.

I call it a red curry because I used dry red chilies to make it spicy. Spices and cashew nuts give a rich flavor and thickness to this gravy side dish. Just dig roti, poori, chapati, or flatbread into this curry and enjoy eating this heavenly combo!

Here is the detailed recipe.

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Cook Time

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20 min

20 min

40 min

Serves four people


  • 1/4 cup cauliflower, florets cubed
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, cubed
  • 1/4 cup carrots, cubed
  • 10-12 cashew nut pieces, optional, gives rich taste and thickness to the gravy
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Kitchen King garam masala powder, or any other garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder, also called as amchur powder, available in Indian stores
  • 1/4 inch ginger, roughly chopped or 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, optional, no need to use if using ginger-garlic paste
  • 4 dry red chilies, moderate hot variety, broken
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, to balance the taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Mixed-Vegetable Red Curry

  1. Get all the ingredients ready.
  2. Put grated coconut, cashew nut pieces, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, ginger, and garlic to a mixer or blender.
  3. Grind adding enough water to get a smooth paste/sauce. Keep aside.
  4. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Add oil to it. Throw in chopped onions. Saute till they become golden brown.
  5. Add all other chopped veggies except chopped tomatoes. Throw in some salt. This will quicken cooking. Mix well. Partially cover the pan for some time while stirring occasionally.
  6. Sprinkle a few drops of water if needed and simmer till the veggies get cooked yet retain crunchiness.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook till they change their shape. Add ground masala sauce.
  8. Saute the mix on a low heat till it becomes dry. During this time the spices and cashew nuts get roasted a bit and give out a nice aroma.
  9. Now add kitchen king garam masala powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, remaining salt, and sugar. Saute the mix for a minute.
  10. Add 2-3 cups of water. This curry should be moderately thick. Boil the mix for two minutes while stirring occasionally. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  11. Add some chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Your favorite mixed vegetables red curry is ready!
  12. Serve hot chapati, roti, poori, fried rice, or flat breads with this mouth-watering and spicy curry. Enjoy the taste!

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