Recipe: Vegetable Stew / Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Milk Gravy

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Mixed Vegetables: 2 cups, washed and chopped in small pieces (2 Potato, 2 Carrot, 7-8 green Beans, ½ cup cauliflower, handful of Peas, 1/4th of a bottle gourd or lauki)
  • Salt: 1 1/2 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil: 2 Teaspoons
  • Cumin seed: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves: 5-6
  • Green chili: 2, cut into halves, lengthwise
  • Dried Red chili: 1
  • Black Peppercorns (kali mirch): 8-10
  • Cinnamon Stick: 1 small pieces (1-inch)
  • Cardamom: 1
  • Clove: 1
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Water: 2 Cup
  • Coconut Milk: 1 cup


  • Heat oil in a pot. Add cumin seeds.
  • After 30 seconds, add onion, green chili, red dried chili, curry leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamon, clove and peppercorns. Saute for 3 minutes or till onions are transparent, not brown.
  • Add the vegetables, salt and water. Cover the pan for 8-10 minutes or till vegetables are almost (80%) cooked.
  • Add coconut milk, lower the heat and simmer the gravy in low heat for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot.

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