Shwetha Bhat is passionate about food and cooking. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and share her recipes.
This is light, colorful, and healthy dry mixed vegetable recipe with minimal spices. This particular recipe is very versatile and can be prepared with almost any vegetables you happen to have handy. It's a great way to use all of your leftover vegetables and turn them into a delicious dish in no time. Paneer (Indian fresh cheese) enhances the flavor of the dish and also gives a nice look to the overall meal. This dish pairs nicely with chapati, roti, naan, phulka, etc.
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- 200 grams paneer or cottage cheese, cubed
- 1 to 2 onions, sliced
- 1 to 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 to 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 to 2 teaspoons cooking oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 3/4 cup water, or as needed
- Cut paneer into equal-sized cubes.
- Slice onions, wash and chop tomatoes, peel and cube potatoes, and shell peas. Set aside.
- In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
- Add sliced onion. Saute until brown.
- Add chopped tomatoes. Fry for 1 minute until tomatoes become soft.
- Add chopped potatoes. Saute.
- Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Add peas. Mix until vegetables are coated with spices.
- Add water, close lid, and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are cooked completely. (You can retain some water to cook paneer.)
- Add cubed paneer, mix, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (Sprinkle in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed.)
- Serve hot with chapati, roti, naan, etc.
More About the Recipe
- You can even add other vegetables like carrots, beans, cauliflower, etc. in this recipe.
- Dried fruits like cashews, pista, and almonds can also be added.
- You can add red, green, and yellow bell peppers to add more color to the recipe.
- Coriander powder and cumin powder can also be used in this recipe.
- You can add a little more water to make it subji or gravy consistency.
- You can use parboiled vegetables to save time.
- Shallow-fried paneer will further enhance the taste.