Mixed vegetables chopped to small cubes - 2 cups (like potatoes, carrots, green peas or any vegetables you like)
Onions medium sized- 2 nos
Chopped ginger and garlic - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Curd – ¼ cup
Garama masala whole (like cardamom – 2 nos, cloves 2 nos, cinnamon stick a small piece
Tomato large - 1 no
Green chillies - 5 nos split length wise
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves & curry leaves – 2 sprigs
For Masala (grind these)
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Cashew nuts - 5 Nos
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp
· First soak the cashew and raisins in a cup water for about 30 minutes.
· Heat oil in a pan and add crushed all the whole garam masala and fry for about 1 minute. Then add chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves and chopped ginger & garlic and saute till onions become light and soft.
· Reduce the flame and add red chilly, coriander and turmeric powders and fry for about 1 minute. Now add the vegetables and chopped tomatoes and fry in a medium flame for about 4-5 minutes Then add curd along with enough salt and 1 cup of water and cook covered for 10-15 minutes.
· Meanwhile grind grated coconut, cashew nuts, raisins and fennel seeds to a smooth paste. Add this ground coconut paste to the cooked vegetables along with little water. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Enjoy with Appam , Idiyappam or chapathi or any Indian breads.