Shorvedar Sabzi..Mixed veggies.

I picked this recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking. It is very rare that I try out a recipe without tweaking it, But this one sounded good just as it was and it has remained so after several tries. Of  course, I vary on the veggies, that I choose to make this dish with, every time. But, the gravy remains the same. Today, I made it with the same veggies that Madhur presented in her book. Make it watery enough to eat with rice or thicken it enough to go with rotis. Its very versatile and can go from being an impressive side dish in an elaborate dinner to the main dish in your everyday meal. The best part, no bhunoing involved.



1 Medium Sized potato into cubes

1/4 Medium Sized Cauliflower into bite-sized florets

1 Carrot into 0.5 cm thick rounds


3 tbsp Vegetable/Corn/Peanut Oil

in a Kadhai/Pan. Fry Potatoes first and then the cauliflower till golden brown. You can skip this step and directly cook them with the gravy.

In the remaining oil, add

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

When they start sputtering, add

1/2 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds

1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds

1/4 tsp Kalongi/Nigella seeds

Stir for a minute. Add

1tsp Red Chilli Powder

1tsp Coriander/Dhania Powder

1/4 tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder

1tsp Jeera/Cumin Powder

Stir and immediately add

2 tbsp Tomato paste

1 medium sized Tomato, chopped

1/4 cup Peas, fresh or frozen

Chopped Carrots

Salt and Pepper to taste

Stir, Cover and cook till the tomatoes blend together with the paste to form a gravy and the veggies cook. About 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and the cauliflower. Stir together and cook for another minute. Remove from flame. Serve with rotis.


11 thoughts on “Shorvedar Sabzi..Mixed veggies.

  1. You wouldnt believe it, I thought Madhur only catered to the Western readers for the longest time. But I got one of her books as a gift and made achaari baingan. Amazing!
    I am sure this one is just as good.

  2. Shilpa, I liked the two column layout of my earlier theme, but I grew tird of the grey. Besides, it didn’t let me customize my header which I am going to do , One of these days.

    Sk, So glad to hear You tried it out and loved it. Encourages me to post faster

    Menutoday, Thank you.

    Ashwini, I love the Achari Baingan too. I have not really tried any of her books..But this one is really good.

  3. Hello Vee,

    I tried out this Sabji yesterday and it turned out great. I ran out of carrots and used a capsicum instead. Had it for both lunch and dinner, though it tasted much better during dinner time 🙂

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  5. Rakesh,

    Since I don’t force anyone to try the recipes on my blog at gunpoint, I don’t take responsibility for their health. I potray recipes as I make it. Visitors are welcome to make it as is, tweak it or just ignore it.

    As for you, if you consider my food unhealthy, the solution is simple. Don’t make it.

  6. Hi! Vee,
    First of..I’m a big fan of Madhur as well :)I tried this subzi last evening and it turned out to be quite satisfactory.Thanks for sharing the recipe..
    By the way,amazing pic..


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