A Creamy Medley of Veggies

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan

By
@VasuorPree

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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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

VEGETABLES

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

LOW-FAT CREAMY SAUCE

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

SEASONING

cilantro, fresh for seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
Turn off the stove,transfer this vegetable mixture into another dish and continue cooking with the same crock-pot/any huge vessel.
3
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.
4
Stir in onions and fry till translucent for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomatoes and fry for a couple of more minutes.
5
Now add chill powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry for a minute before adding yogurt, half-and-half and cashew/walnut mixture.
6
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.
7
Finally, turn off the heat when the entire mixture had boiled well and sprinkle cilantro on top before serving.
8
Tips:
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