by Tarla Dalal
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An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders.
This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy that holds an assortment of colourful and crunchy veggies like beans, carrots and cauliflower. A little bit of milk added to the gravy helps to balance the flavours and enhance the mouth-feel of this dish. Enjoy it hot with rice or rotis .
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and sauté on a slow flame for 3 minutes.
- Add the desiccated coconut, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
- Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and the prepared gravy, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the vegetables, milk, garam masala, sugar, salt and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||281.8 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin C||18.7 mg|
|Folic Acid||18.3 mcg|
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