Vegetable Bhuna Masala
by Tarla Dalal
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Bhuna Masala is one of the most common everyday spice mixes in Indian cooking. It is made of roasted and powdered spices, and gives the curry a reddish-brown hue, a rich flavour and appetizing aroma.
It hails from Eastern India, and is popular in the North too. The Bhuna Masala is at the heart of this delectable Bengali-style subzi, which features a range of antioxidant and fibre rich veggies along with calcium-rich paneer.
A good dose of tangy tomato puree makes the flavour of the dish even more interesting. The Vegetable Bhuna Masala tastes superb with rotis, puris or rice and dal.
- Heat a small non-stick pan add the red chilles, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and black sesame seeds and roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
- Cool completely and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
- Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the prepared powdered masala, turmeric, chilli powder, tomato puree, tomatoes, sugar, salt and 2 tbsp water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the green peas, carrot, french beans and ¾ cup water, mix well cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the paneer and capsicum, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
- Serve hot.
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