Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe

Mixed Vegetable Handi

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.

Mixed Vegetable Handi

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).

Ingredients required for making Mixed Vegetable HandiCombine the chopped Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies in a Blending Jar.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step1Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and stir fry the sliced Onion on a medium high flame.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step2Fry till the Onion turns brown in color and then allow it to cool aside.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step3Mix fried Onion in the mixture of Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilies. Blend into a smooth puree.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step4Heat 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.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step5Add about 1 teaspoon of Butter and mix well.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe - Step6Now add crushed Kasuri Methi, Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Lemon juice and Salt to taste.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step7When 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 cookedMixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step8Finally 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.Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe- Step9Mixed Vegetable Handi

How to make Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe:

Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 360

Fat per serving: 12g

 Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe

Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe is a famous Punjabi Recipe 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.


  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup french beans, chopped
  • 1 cup paneer pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 4 pods of garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Few coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Arrange all the chopped vegetables in a plate, also slice the onion in thin pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and stir fry the sliced onion.
  2. When the onion is little browned and translucent, remove from oil, cool down and grind with tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  3. Reheat the same pan and now add 1/2 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is medium hot then add prepared tomato puree. Cook on a low flame for 2-3 minutes, till you get a nice color of gravy.
  4. Add about 1 teaspoon of butter and mix very well for a few seconds.
  5. Add 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder, 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder, crushed kasuri methi and salt to taste.
  6. Add chopped cauliflower, carrot, capsicum, french beans and green peas. (Do not mix in paneer at this moment).
  7. Cover the pan with its lid, simmer the flame and leave to cook for 5-6 minutes, till the vegetables tender. Now mix in cubed paneer along with fresh cream and sprinkle lemon juice all over. You need to mix it very gently at this stage, so that paneer pieces should not break.
  8. Cook for few more minutes. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve hot.


Some other vegetables such as pumpkin, potato and drumsticks also can be added in this dish. You can garnish the dish with blanched cashew nuts.

Chef Tips:

  1. You can add dry mango powder (Amchur), instead of lemon juice.
  2. Cabbage and broccoli can be added into this.



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