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Indian Mixed Vegetable Red Curry Recipe

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Mixed vegetable red curry

Mixed vegetable red curry

Many Nutrients in a Single Dish

Mixed vegetable curries are both flavorful and healthy. In this particular curry, I used capsicum, carrots, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, and tomatoes. Spices and cashew nuts give a rich flavor and thickness to this curry, and the dry red chilies add a bit of heat (and make the curry red—hence the name). Serve this dish with roti, poori, chapati, or any Indian flatbread.

Cook Time

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20 min

20 min

40 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1/4 inch ginger, roughly chopped or 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 garlic cloves (optional; omit 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 to taste
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Instructions

  1. Get all the ingredients ready.
  2. In a mixer or blender, combine the grated coconut, cashew nut pieces, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, ginger, and garlic.
  3. Grind adding enough water to get a smooth paste/sauce. Set aside.
  4. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Add oil to it. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute till they become golden brown.
  5. Add all other chopped veggies except chopped tomatoes. Throw in some salt. This will quicken the cooking process. 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 some crunch.
  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 will roast a bit and emit a nice aroma.
  9. Now add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, remaining salt, and sugar. Saute the mix for 1 minute.
  10. Add 2-3 cups of water. This curry should be moderately thick. Boil the mix for 2 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 with chapati, roti, poori, fried rice, or any Indian flatbread. Enjoy!

Photo Guide

Step one: Keep the ingredients ready. These are the ingredients for the gravy. Grind the ingredients in the plate to make a thick sauce/paste. Keep aside.

Step one: Keep the ingredients ready. These are the ingredients for the gravy. Grind the ingredients in the plate to make a thick sauce/paste. Keep aside.

Chopped veggies

Chopped veggies

Step two: Heat oil in a pan. Saute chopped onions till they get golden brown.

Step two: Heat oil in a pan. Saute chopped onions till they get golden brown.

Step three: Add all other veggies except chopped tomatoes. Add some salt. Mix well.

Step three: Add all other veggies except chopped tomatoes. Add some salt. Mix well.

Sprinkle some water if needed. Cook till veggies become soft yet retain crunchiness.

Sprinkle some water if needed. Cook till veggies become soft yet retain crunchiness.

Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Cook till they become somewhat mushy.

Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Cook till they become somewhat mushy.

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Step five: Add ground masala mix. Stir the mix till it becomes dry. You will now get a nice aroma from the roasted spices and cashew nuts.

Step five: Add ground masala mix. Stir the mix till it becomes dry. You will now get a nice aroma from the roasted spices and cashew nuts.

Step six: Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, remaining salt, sugar, and dry mango powder. Saute for a minute.

Step six: Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, remaining salt, sugar, and dry mango powder. Saute for a minute.

Step seven: Add 2-3 cups of water. Mix well. Boil it for 3 minutes. Next, simmer for a minute. Turn off the heat.

Step seven: Add 2-3 cups of water. Mix well. Boil it for 3 minutes. Next, simmer for a minute. Turn off the heat.

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Step eight: Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

Step eight: Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

Your favorite mixed vegetables red curry is ready!

Your favorite mixed vegetables red curry is ready!

Serve it with hot roti, flat breads, poori, chapati, or fried rice. Enjoy the taste!

Serve it with hot roti, flat breads, poori, chapati, or fried rice. Enjoy the taste!