Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vegetable Stew

A bowl of hot vegetable stew was a welcome for the cold late evening. As we sat and enjoyed the stew watching a movie, I had other thoughts in mind. I knew I had to finish my packing. I’ll be away for more than a week and thought it better to post this recipe before I leave.

It is a simple dish, will hardly take fifteen to twenty minutes.

Cauliflower: Florets 2 cups
Radish: 2 cut into small pieces
Cabbage: 5-6 leaves (each leaf cut into quarter size)
Carrot: 2 Cut into long pieces
Green banana: 2 peeled and cut into small pieces
Green peas: ½ cup
Tomatoes: 2
Some mulo and phulkopir dhanta (radish and cauliflower stalk after removing the greens and cutting them)
You can add vegetables of your choice.

For seasoning:

Panch phoron: 1 tbsp
Dry red chili: 2
Oil: 1 tbsp

Haldi powder: 1 tsp to add to the vegetables.

Wash and cut the different vegetables into their sizes so that no single one is over cooked.

Place all the vegetables in the pressure cooker. Add water and haldi powder. Quantity of water should be enough for the vegetables to swim in the liquid, as the dish is moreover soup-y, the only difference-you can bite into your vegetables.

Place the pressure cooker on the oven, close the lid and after it comes up with 4 whistles, switch off the gas. Let it cool before you open the lid.

Heat oil in a kadhai or pan. Once the oil is hot, break the red chillies into half and throw them in. Now add the panch phoron. Then add the contents of the pressure cooker into it. As it starts boiling add salt and sugar to taste. Let the stew remain watery.
Serve hot and enjoy the crunch and munch of the vegetables with their juicy flavour in a bowl. I like this as a substitute of soup.

Friends, will be away from Friday, will catch up with all that I’ve missed once I’m back.


  1. Yummy... Looks great and soup is the thing for winter for sure.

  2. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm and colourful vegetable stew.

  3. wow..............healthy and yummy stew dear.

  4. Nostalgia

    Kitchen queen


    Thank you all for stopping by and the nice words...comments are encouraging.

  5. I love this eaten fresh... Have to make it again. It is a favorite during winter months. Thanks for reminding...

  6. Vegetable stew looks very delicious, perfect for winter!

  7. Great photo and looks delicious, thanks for sharing....

  8. Hi Palatable,you have a nice blogspot.

    Thanks for visiting and the nice comment.

  9. That is so comforting..perfect recipe for the weather !

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    Keep blooging and cooking.

  11. Gulmohar, thanks for stopping by.

  12. Hi Subhashini,
    Nice to see you here. Thanks for your nice words.

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  13. This stew looks lovely hearty and delicious perfect served with fresh crispy bread on acold winters day.My 1st time here , following your blog.

    Thanks for visiting. I too love it on cold days. Will like to see more visits from you.

    ...and keep smiling...