Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe is one of the famous North Indian delicacy cooked with lot of Vegetables and Paneer. Cauliflower, Carrot, Capsicum, Beans, Green Peas and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) are cooked in onion and tomato based gravy and flavored with fresh spices. It is considered as a Royal Dish of Punjabi Cuisine.
Mixed Vegetable Handi is generally served as a side dish with hot Indian Roti (chapati). You can see variety of vegetable recipes in my blog, but this recipe is my experiment with vegetables to explore a new taste, and after cooking it I personally feel that Mix Vegetable Handi is a rich and versatile dish that makes a decent serving with roti and Paratha.
In restaurants, Mixed Vegetable Handi is generally served in Indian Round Shaped Pot, called as ‘Handi‘. Since I didn’t get it to serve my dish, so I served it in a serving bowl.
Vegetables are cooked with a perfection of each and every ingredient. Because when you will taste it, you should feel each and every spice and flavor, that is added into it. Let us show you how to give a twist to Mixed Indian Vegetables in a form of delicious Punjabi Dish.
Veg Maharaja is something unique and Ideal dish for Lunch Box as well. Let’s have a look on the ingredients that we require for making Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe and those are Cauliflower, Carrot, Capsicum, French Beans, Green Peas, Onion and Paneer).
Combine the chopped Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies in a Blending Jar.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and stir fry the sliced Onion on a medium high flame.Fry till the Onion turns brown in color and then allow it to cool aside.Mix fried Onion in the mixture of Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies. Blend into a smooth puree.Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in the same pan and pour the prepared Onion-Tomato Puree. Cook the puree for few minutes on a low flame.Add about 1 teaspoon of Butter and mix well.Now add crushed Kasuri Methi, Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Lemon juice and Salt to taste.When the nice color of gravy comes out then add chopped Cauliflower, Carrot, Capsicum, Beans and Green peas in it. Cover the pan, simmer the flame and leave to cook for about 4-5 minutes till the vegetables gets almost cookedFinally add 1/2 tablespoon of Fresh Cream along with Paneer Pieces. Mix very gently so that paneer pieces should not break. Cook for a couple of minutes and the dish is ready to serve.
How to make Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe:
- You can add dry mango powder (Amchur), instead of lemon juice.
- Cabbage and broccoli can be added into this.