Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe won a prize in the week of June 15-21st'06 in the Thursday magazine's Cook and Win contest. One of my favourite vegetables to order at restaurants is this. Now, thanks to Meenakshi S. Shankar who submitted this to the magazine, I can cook it in my kitchen, save dollars, use the oil of my choice, fresh vegetables, and yet, have a blast! Enjoy :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam all the veggies except capsicum(bell pepper) in the microwave.
  2. Steam the capsicum separately because it requires very little cooking time.
  3. Heat oil in a pot.
  4. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  5. Once they stop, add green chillies and onions.
  6. Stir-fry until the onions are translucent.
  7. Add tomatoes and cook on low heat for 60 seconds.
  8. Add the masala powders and salt. Mix well.
  9. Cook till the oil separates from the masala.
  10. Now, fold in the steamed veggies into this masala mixture.
  11. Cook for 60 seconds, then add the steamed capsicum and cottage cheese.
  12. Cook, covered, on low heat, for 5 minutes until the masala mixes well into the veggies.
  13. Add the ginger juliennes and wait for 60 seconds.
  14. Serve hot with rotis (Indian flatbreads) or rice.
  15. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is indeed a winner! Used fresh corn off the cobb, no peas. Fenugreek leaves versus vinegar is a great idea! Delicious!

talitha1004 July 19, 2015

Wonderful recipe! Very versatile: I used the directions to jazz up the only fresh vegetables I had in the house (bell pepper and onion). As my family likes hot dishes and I did not have the green chilies I used about ¼ tsp green curry paste. The dish was wonderful. I can%u2019t wait to try it with the suggested vegetables!

Catscook February 08, 2011

Great recipe. I added brocolli instead of cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potato and baby corn - changing the number servings slightly. Didnt have fenugreek leaves but still tasted great - only added 2 green chillis and it was still quite hot so unless you love hot food I would stick to 2 green peppers. Thanks for the recipe!

kmwalker July 30, 2008

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