I was planning for a new kind of vegetarian curry to go with luchi/poori. It was last sunday, early morning our friends went off. I was sitting in the couch with a heavy heart, thinking when do we meet again. Yet I had to shrug off my lethargy and think of a yummy curry for breakfast because we were about to welcome one more guest. She is sister like and we are meeting up after a couple of years. She is a spice lover just like me.... so I had to think of a spicy, red curry. I was not in the mood to spend much time in the kitchen yet wished to serve our guest something she would enjoy having.
Ever since, I have learnt to prepare khoya [solidified milk] at home following a you tube video, I use it in my cooking often, specially while preparing sweets. I do not have to run to the Indian store for khoya. This mixed vegetable curry was done with all Indian spices and the khoya was added towards the end. It turned out to be rich and spicy. I came through a number of recipes of mixed vegetable curry with khoya and landed into my version of it. Let us do this easy yet yum Mixed Vegetable Curry with Khoya together.
INGREDIENTS : [for the kyoya]
Milk Powder : 1small cup
Whole Milk : 1/2small cup
Ghee[clarified butter] : 1/4small cup
INGREDIENTS : [for the curry]
Potato : 1big[peeled, halved and cut lengthwise]
Carrot : 2medium[peeled and cut lengthwise]
Green Capsicum : 1medium[cubed]
Green Pea : 1/2small cup
Onion : 1medium[sliced]
French Bean : 3-4[lengthwise, I did not have,so skipped]
Tomato : 1[medium, chopped]
Green Cardamom : 2
Cinnamon : 1two inch stick
Clove : 2-3
Bay leaf : 1
Ginger Paste : 1tsp
Coriander Powder : 1tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1tsp
Khoya : As much we get from the above measurement
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Salt : As Required
Oil : 2-3tbsp
Peel, wash and cut the veggies as mentioned above and keep separately as they will be added at different stages of curry making. Apply little salt to them.
Add all the ingredients for khoya and microwave for 3 minutes stirring at an interval of 30 seconds. Khoya is ready.
Heat oil in a wok and lightly fry the carrots, take off. Temper oil with green cardamoms, cloves, bayleaf and cinnamon sticks.
Add the sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Add the ginger paste and fry for a minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Stir for 1/2 a minute.
Add the potato pieces , stir and cover cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the fried carrot pieces and fold in well. Add a big cup of water. Cover cook for 3-4 minutes. If you are using french beans, add at this stage.
Open cover and add the cubed capsicum and green peas. Fold in well and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the khoya and garam masala powder. Fold in well. Let cook for a minute.
Switch off and transfer to a bowl. Serve hot with poori.