South indian vegetable curry🍛
This recipe surely reminds you of thai curry and tastes quite similar. But it does not involve making a paste. This curry is also to make your boring vegetables tasty and give a new option. When none of the individual veggies work together, you can use this recipe to make a meal out of it.
1 onion ( slices)
Salt to taste
1 green chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)
One inch fresh ginger (peeled and finely chopped
¼ teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1.5-2 cups coconut milk
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon tamarind paste (Imli chutney)
Cauliflower (broken into florets)
Broccoli (broken into florets)
French beans (trimmed and halved) (large handful)
1/4th cup green peas (fresh/frozen)
1/4 cup fresh cream
In a pan/kadhai add some oil. Add the sliced onions, when they are a bit soft add ginger and green chilly. Stir it for a minute. Then, add turmeric powder, chilli flakes, jeera powder, coriander powder and ginger powder. Stir it again for a minute.
Now add the vegetable stock and the salt.
Vegetable stock- It is very easy to make vegetable stock. In water just add few cloves of garlic, leftover broccoli and cauliflower stem and cabbage (all leftovers). You can also add the stem of coriander leaves.
Add the boiled broccoli, boiled cauliflower, peas and the beans. Finally add the coconut milk and the tamarind paste/imli chutney.
Sometimes when you add the coconut milk the curry looks as if it is curdled. Do not worry even if it gets curdled, keep stirring it and finally add the fresh cream to it and stir again for a minute or so.
The important part here is to understand we need not simmer the curry for a very long time after we add the coconut milk. Only simmer it for 3-4 minutes.
I had some leftover bell peppers so i added those too. It is upto you which vegetable you want to add. You can also add babycorn, mushrooms or paneer as well.
Now if you feel the curry is not very creamy and its watery you can add more fresh cream to it.
Served best with rice.