Quick Vegetable Masala

    30 min

    To speed things up, I cook the veg in the microwave and sometimes use tinned tomatoes. This makes a quick dinner served with rice or naan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 10 green beans, chopped
    • 1L (1 3/4 pints) cold water
    • 75g (3 oz) frozen garden peas, thawed
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tomatoes - blanched, peeled and chopped
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • handful chopped fresh coriander to garnish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place potatoes, carrots and green beans in the cold water. Allow to soak while you prepare the rest of the vegetables; drain.
    2. In a microwave safe dish place the potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, garlic, salt and turmeric. Cook for 8 minutes.
    3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook mustard seeds and cumin; when seeds start to sputter and pop, add the onion and sauté until transparent. Stir in the tomatoes, garam masala, ginger and chilli powder; sauté 3 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables to the tomato mixture and sauté 1 minute. Garnish with coriander.

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    Used different ingredients. This is another good recipe we've added to our rotation. I throw in red kidney or chickpeas and serve it over rice to make it a one dish, complete-protein main meal. I also use fresh ginger, increase the spices and add more liquid (sometimes yoghurt).  -  15 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. The dish has a good taste but I added extra spices and water so It would be saucy to serve over rice. Next time I will also add chickpeas or some other beans.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Easy and tasty, but a little dry.  -  17 Mar 2010