Monday, March 16, 2009

Subzi Makhani - Mixed vegetables cooked in rich gravy

Cooking mixed vegetable dishes give a great sense of pride, especially if they have a heavy duty name ;) on every restaurant visits I remember ordering dishes which sound really royal ;) Malai murg, Murg Akbari, vegetable Jalfarezi….oooo don’t they sound great? And we know for sure they taste sooo..good.

They say what’s in a name? but I say It’s all in the name! We ladies have a very special talent of turning some boring vegetable dishes into an interesting one. What more? Such innovations christened with Ola! An Eyebrow raising name…. can make any poor simple vegetable dish a show stealer! Hmmm…I can’t be wrong here?!
Without dwelling more on this topic, let me quickly come back to the recipe of the day, ‘Subzi Makhni’. I got this recipe from my good friend R, who is a great cook. R had invited our group of friends over for lunch. I completely loved the array of dishes she had prepared for us. However, I was bowled over by the look and taste of subzi makhani for which, I was quick enough to ask and note down the recipe from her.

I made this dish a couple of times at home. Thanks to R the dish turned out as good as it sounds :) It’s one of my fav. roti accompaniments ,but can't afford to make it very often ....and I think you can guess why? ;0 The recipe for the same follows.
For Subzi Makhni you’ll need:

2 cups mixed vegetables, ( carrot, potato, cauliflower, beans)
2-3 tbsp butter
½ cup green peas
2 tsp cream
¼ tsp garam masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1tsp garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
2 cloves
½” cinnamon
elaichi 3
2-3 tsp cashew nuts
1 tsp poppy seeds
2-3 tbsp oil


1. A. Brown the onions with a little oil, keep it aside for it to cool
B. Fry separately ginger, garlic, chillies, cinnamon, cashew nuts, poppy seeds in a little oil till it emanates aroma, set it aside and let it cool.
C. Grind it into fine past using little water.

A. In a Kadhai/wok melt butter.
B. Add the vegetables (including peas) fry for about 2-3 minutes.
C. Now, add cream and masala paste and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
D. Add water (as per your desired consistency of the subzi), salt, garam masala.
E. Stir gently so that all the vegetables get evenly coated with the masala.
F. Cook it covered on a low flame till done, stir occasionally in between.
G. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Tried and tasted Recipe of the week:
Stuffed n roasted Idlis
Yesterday being Sunday, I decided to make Idli's , Wanting to give a break to the same old white beauties I decided to make something different with them. I'd seen the make over that Madhuram of had given to the Idlis in one of her recent posts.
I Made the stuffed n roasted idlis and vola! they tasted really, really good! praise worthy innovation to happen to a simple humble dish like Idli Loved it till the last bite. Thanks Madhuram :)
click on the link for the recipe


Anonymous said...

Subzi makhani looks awesome..Stuffed idli i too make..its worth for sure..esp kids.

Suparna said...

Hi Ann,
thanks :)try it tastes awsome too! Stuffed idli was new to me,really it was worth the try :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

yumm, cream, poppy, cashew nuts ....that's really rich indeed! will love that with rotis!

stuffed idlis look perfect too; have never tried these!

Mangala Bhat said...

Hi subzi makhani is new to me .and stuffed idli also ..will try that sometime ..Thanks for the recipe .

Chitra said...

subzi looks perfect suparna,stuffed idly is too good:)

Varunavi said...

all veggies looks awesome.nice dish.1st timer to ur blog,u have nice recipes here.

aquadaze said...

looks very nice, suparna! first time here, lovely collection of recipes you have here!

Superchef said...

LOL!! Im totally with you on the hi-fi names, Suparna! :):) i think ive just fallen for those stuffed idlis!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Suparna..really a rich dish dear..with cashew poppy butter,,its sure to melt in mouth..!!Thanks for this..:)
n the roasted stuffed idlis look fab..this will be a good way t make idli-haters eat it..:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow completely new and yum recipe....Looks gr8!. Love the innovative idlis....

Namrata Kini said...

Subzi Makhani sounds cool. Never heard or made stuffed idlis. What an innovative idea. Tugele comment vajjun laayek disle. Thanks for ur concerns dear. Haav saukya asa. Aamhi wapas India was busy all these days and now blogger is giving me errors when i tried to put a new post. Take care dear.

Preety said...

now i m hungry by seeing all those yummy food

Keerthana said...

hi suparna, first time here. the subji makhani is new to me, it sounds really rich with the addition of poppy seeds and cashews. yummy!

EC said...

Lovely dishes in ur blog..thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours..hope to keep visiting your blog