My passion for cooking is mostly because of my Mom. I have grown up seeing her cook delicious food with equal amount of love and passion not just for us but even for relatives, friends and even to the domestic help at home. Her love for cooking and feeding people truly amazes me.
My recipe today is one of the specialities that my mum prepares. This is my go-to recipe when I run out of ideas for sides. I love this recipe because you can add/omit whatever veggies you want to. This tastes equally yummy with/ without onion and garlic too…
So here is the recipe for Mix Veg Curry with Cashew Gravy…
Mix Veggies – 2 cups (I used green beans, carrots, peas, corn and potatoes)
Onion – 1 – chopped finely
Tomatoes – 1 – chopped finely
Green bell pepper – 1 – chopped in cubes
Green chillies – 1 – finely chopped
Garlic – 1 clove – finely chopped (optional)
Ginger – 1/2 inch – finely chopped
Salt – as per taste
Cashews – 8 to 10 – soaked in half cup of warm milk for about 20 minutes
Green chillies – 5 to 6
Coriander leaves – few
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Black mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Dry red Chillies – 1
Pressure cook the veggies (beans, carrots, peas, corn and potatoes) with enough water and salt for 1 whistle. (Do not over cook the veggies, they might become mushy when you add it to the curry)
Grind the soaked cashews (with the milk), green chillies and coriander leaves to a fine consistency. Keep it aside.
In a deep bottomed vessel, heat oil and add the ingredients mentioned under the ‘tempering’ section. Saute till you hear the mustard popping sound.
Now add the Onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic. Saute till the onions are translucent.
Once onions are done, add the bell peppers and saute for 4-5 minutes.
Then add the tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Once the onions, bell peppers and tomatoes are done, add the pressure cooked veggies. Mix well.
Now add the ground cashew paste, 1 cup of water and salt. Give it a good but gentle mix.
Allow it to boil well. Make sure to add more water to adjust the consistency if needed.
Serve hot with chapathi / phulka / roti / parathas.