Mix Veg

Submitted by:
Robin Khosla, Stuttgart, Germany
Nanoelectronics, Micro/Nanofabrication, Semiconductor Materials and Devices

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Ingredients

3 teaspoons cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon green chili, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or finely chopped (optional)
1 piece onion chopped (1/4 - 1/2 inch)
1 piece tomato, grinded in puree form (optional)
1 piece carrot, chopped (1/2 – 1 inch)
1 piece potato, chopped (1/2 – 1 inch)
1 piece beans chopped (1/2 – 1 inch)
1 piece capsicum, chopped (1/2 – 1 inch)
50g paneer or grill cheese, chopped (1/2 – 1 inch)
30g peas

1. Keep a clean and dry pan on medium flame

2. Add cooking oil, cumin seeds, one chopped onion, ginger garlic paste and stir slowly till chopped onion changes color to nearly light golden brown

2. Add Turmeric powder, grinded tomato, green Chili and Salt. Wait for the tomato to cook till it becomes dense.

3. Add the chopped vegetables and the cheese. Stir slowly for 2 minutes to mix the vegetables. Avoid sticking/burning of vegetables to pan.

4. Add garam masala over vegetables and stir for 2 minutes.

5. Add water (half teacup) and stir. Cover the pan with a lid so that the vegetables cook with steam for 5 minutes.

6. Open the lid and stir until all the water gets evaporated.

7. Using a spoon try to pierce the carrot or potato, check that it is soft and ready to eat. If the vegetables are hard let them cook for few more minutes by adding a little more water.

Main course is ready to eat, serve it with chapatti, bread or roti roll.

Background

I usually eat this meal twice a week since childhood times. I learnt to cook it in my hometown Nurmahal, Punjab, India in 2018 from my grandmother when I was about to leave for a job in a remote location.
The meal name itself specifies that it is a mixture of various healthy vegetables. Mix Veg is a traditional Indian meal used widely in houses and served with chapatti.

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