Mixed Vegetable Curry

June 25, 2018mayurisjikoni



Sujata who blogs at Batter up with Sujata suggested that we make a veggie dish with just 1 tsp oil. I thought “ok that’s not difficult,” as most of the daily sabji, shaak or curry I make hardly has any oil in it unless I need to stir fry onions or roast some kind of flour to thicken the gravy. But the catch 22 was I couldn’t prepare it before I travelled as I didn’t want to buy any vegetables and I knew I would not be able to get all the ingredients I need here in Montreal. However, still managed a simple curry, so easy to make and hardly took 10-15 minutes to make. I think I took longer shopping for the ingredients.

My initial plan was to make a vegetable kurma using less oil which by the way is possible. However, I couldn’t find any cashew nuts and poppy seeds in my son’s pantry. So had to think of an alternate plan.

Then I remembered how my mum would prepare a delicious simple curry in minutes whenever my dad brought unexpected guests at home. She would sometimes add cream or milk to the curry but I substituted it coconut milk.

Wherever you travel and you have access to a basic kitchen, its possible to make a curry if you’re craving for some home cooked food or Indian food. Nowadays tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and vegetables are available in most supermarkets world over. Just remember to carry small packs of your basic masalas or spices.

We enjoyed the curry with some parathas and I had the left over with some bread. Super satisfying meal and filling too. I enjoyed it more with the bread. I used frozen mixed vegetables but you can substitute it with freshly chopped ones or tinned ones.

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Mixed Vegetable Curry 2


Serves 4

3 Cups Mixed Vegetables ( I took corn, peas, carrots and French beans)

2 tbsp fresh tomato puree

½ cup coconut milk

1 cup water

½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)

½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

1 tbsp cumin coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

½ tsp garam masala

3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped

½ – 1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp oil

1 tsp salt

  1. Prepare the vegetables and mix them. I used mixed frozen vegetables.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over low heat.
  3. When it becomes hot add mustard and cumin seeds.
  4. As soon as the seeds begin to sizzle, add the chopped garlic.
  5. Saute till it becomes light pink in colour.
  6. Add the tomato puree along with the remaining spices and salt.
  7. Cook the puree for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the vegetables and water.
  9. Cover the pan and let the vegetables simmer in the sauce till they are done.
  10. Add coconut milk and let the curry summer for 4-5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot curry with rice, rotis or bread.



  • Add vegetables of your choice.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • Add more coconut milk if you want more gravy.
  • Please feel free to add green chilis and ginger paste. I didn’t have any so didn’t add. However, it the curry was still very flavorful.

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  • poonampagar

    June 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    The mixed vegetable curry in coconut milk looks so comforting di..lovely share on the theme..hope you enjoy your stay in Montreal

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Poonam.

  • Saswati

    June 25, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    This looks like pure comfort food dee❤️….the coconut milk makes it look nice and creamy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Saswati.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    June 25, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Curry looks delish Mayuri. Loved this quick and easy to make yet lip-smacking curry. I am drooling. Lovely share 😊

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you Sujata.

  • afoodiehousewife

    June 25, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    This looks extremely tempting to me! I have a habit of dipping buttered slices of bread in my soups and eating this way since childhood, and your curry is giving me the same soupy, comforting, yummy feels! Loved it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:31 am

      Thanks Mallika. Its comfort food for me too.

  • The Girl Next Door

    June 26, 2018 at 5:20 am

    This is such a wonderful curry, a keeper of a recipe. I’m surely going to try this out soon! 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Do try Priya.. its so easy to make and flavourful.

  • amarrison42

    June 28, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I always have coconut milk, canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables on hand so this is a fantastic meal for
    a busy weeknight, when I haven’t had time to shop!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:57 pm


  • Mervova Vladka

    June 28, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    We like everything what has coconut milk in it, so I am happy to have other idea for family lunch or dinner. This mixed vegetable curry looks very tasty and easy to prepare. Thanks

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      Thank you Mervova and you’re welcome.

  • Gloria

    June 28, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Well I LOVE a good curry any night of the week. This sounds so flavourful….and I know my family would love this. Sounds easy and delicious.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Its very easy to make, please try it.

  • mydeliciousmeals

    June 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    This curry looks so flavorful and I like how easy is this to make, I’m sure coconut milk will add a great hint. Thanks for sharing!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks and you’re welcome.

  • Lisa

    June 28, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    This sounds soooo good! Lots of flavor and veggies! Perfect!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Lisa.

  • Jacqueline

    June 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Love that this curry is so simple to make and looks so tasty. I would love a bowl of it now!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline.

  • bluebowlsteph

    June 29, 2018 at 5:30 am

    This looks like a delicious hearty recipe – and easy too!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks, please do try it if you like curries.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    June 29, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Love the use of coconut milk in this curry that too with 1 tsp oil, lovely healthy share di !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Sasmita.

  • Linda Kurniadi

    June 29, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    My husband is a fan of curry but we always make Japanese or Thai curry. So this is a recipe I should try to make. So healthy and I bet it’s tasty too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 6, 2018 at 1:17 am

      Please do try it out Linda, its simple and easy to make. You can omit the spices for tempering and just add a ready made masala or curry powder.

  • Preethi Prasad

    July 1, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Love this flavorful vegetable curry with coconut milk. Having it with bread sounds interesting.I love simple curries with lots of veggies and less oil.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Preethi, I too like to add less oil.

  • chefmireille

    July 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    anything with coconut milk makes me happy – I would love this simple curry for sure

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 2, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Mireille.

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