A Creamy Medley of Veggies

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan


A close cousin of "Vegetable Tikka Masala"!!!!

An authentic recipe taken for a fantastic new and healthy spin: Wholesome, hearty pan-fried vegetables in a rich, creamy but low-fat, heart-heathy sauce...will energize your insides, enhance your senses and satisfy your appetite...

Goes well with any type of bread/rice.

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20 Min


40 Min


Stove Top



5 Tbsp
coconut oil
6 large
carrots, fresh, chopped
4 large
potatoes, fresh, chopped
1 medium
cauliflower, fresh, separated into small florets
1 lb
green beans, fresh, chopped
2 large
red bell peppers, fresh, chopped


1 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1/2 Tbsp
ginger, fresh, finely chopped
1/2 Tbsp
garlic, fresh, finely chopped
2 large
onions, fresh, chopped
3 large
tomatoes on the vine, fresh, chopped
1 tsp
turmeric, ground, store-bought
1 tsp
kashmiri red chilli, ground (adds color but not too much heat: can be found at indian grocery stores)
salt to taste
1 c
half and half, fat-free
1/2 c
yogurt, low-fat, plain
cashews or walnuts, unsalted, handful, soaked in warm water for 5-10 min and ground to a fine paste
2 tsp
garam masala, ground, store-bought


cilantro, fresh for seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat a huge vessel/stainless dish/crock-pot on the stove and add 3 tbsp of coconut oil to it. Once the oil heats up, stir in all the vegetables (cubed/ slightly bigger chunks) starting with carrots, potatoes and ending with red bell peppers, one at a time and fry for about 10 min.
Turn off the stove,transfer this vegetable mixture into another dish and continue cooking with the same crock-pot/any huge vessel.
Now add 2 tbsp of coconut oil to the pot. Add cumin seeds and wait for them to crackle. Once done, add ginger and garlic and fry for a couple of minutes until all the raw smells go away.
Stir in onions and fry till translucent for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomatoes and fry for a couple of more minutes.
Now add chill powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry for a minute before adding yogurt, half-and-half and cashew/walnut mixture.
Once it starts boiling, stir in the vegetable mixture and let it simmer for 10 min. Now add garam masala and a pinch of sugar to enhance the taste.
Finally, turn off the heat when the entire mixture had boiled well and sprinkle cilantro on top before serving.
1. Keep stirring as the vegetables have an annoying tendency to stick to the base of the pots :)
2. I used walnut paste: more healthy but you can use cashew paste: it adds more flavor.
3. You are welcome to even add a pinch of "Kitchen King Masala" which can be found in the spices aisle at any Indian Store.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom