30 Jul 2015

LOW CALORIE CREAMY MIX VEG

Hello everyone
Generally everyone like mix veg as if you ran out of sufficient veggies at a time then also you can prepare a lip smacking side dish using all those left over small amount of veggies. I have to go for vacations so stopped buying further more veggies but what to do of small quantity of everything left in fridge , so tried this simple yet flavourful mix veg. It came out so yummy as served in restaurants, nice creamy texture without adding any cream to it.
Stepwise recipe is given below , hope you all will like it and try too.

LOW CALORIE CREAMY MIX VEG



Serves: 3-4
Time: 30 mins

Ingredients 

2 carrots, diced
2 potatoes, diced
1 1/2 capsicum, diced
1 spring onion, chopped finely
1/4 cup frozen or fresh green peas
1/4 cup frozen or fresh corn 
1 cup cottage cheese ( paneer)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
3 medium onions, sliced
8-10 garlic cloves
1 inch piece ginger, chopped
2-3 green chilies, slit
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 green cardamom
4 cloves
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp chicken masala or kitchen king masala
1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
1 tsp kasoori methi
3/4 cup milk
Salt to taste

Method:

First of all boil or microwave, carrots, potatoes, peas and corn together with water ,till soft and tender. I microwaved for 10 mins on high. 
Similarly either boil, or sauté or microwave onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes with water, till soft and tender. I microwaved it for 8 mins on high. Let it cool. Reserve its extra water for later use.
Now grind onion , garlic, ginger and tomato mixture with Kashmiri red chilli powder and minimum water, to fine creamy paste. Avoid adding much water while making paste as it will splutter a lot while cooking.


Now heat oil in a wok, add asafetida ,cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom and cinnamon. Sauté till aromatic and cumin crackle. Now add prepared onion tomato paste and slit green chilies. Add turmeric powder, garam masala , curry powder and chicken or kitchen king masala. Fry till it stars leaving edges of the wok and nice aroma starts to come. Now add capsicum and spring onion , sauté for 3-4 mins then add boiled veggies.


 Mix well then add milk and let it boil. Then add reserved water and some more water if needed. Add salt to it and boil. Now add paneer and simmer for 5 mins. Now add crushed kasoori methi and mix well. Your yummy creamy mix veg is ready to serve.


Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti, naan, paratha, rice or pulao it goes well with everything.


You can use any veggies of your choice . Also you can cook capsicum and spring onion till tender if you don't like its crunch, but I like crunchy capsicums so just sautéed it.


This is so simple yet flavourful side dish to accompany your daily meal as well as can be fit in any party menu too. Hope you all will definitely give it a try and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot .

Happy cooking....
 

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