Creamy and colorful Mixed Vegetable curry to go with pulao or naan.
1 cups Carrot green beans green peas potato cauliflower (Mixed Vegetables - , , , , etc. would work great)
1 red pepper (Small , chopped)
1 pepper (Small Yellow , chopped)
(15 oz. can, drained) black beans (, cubed)
1 onion (Medium , thinly sliced)
(15 oz. can, drained) black beans (Puree)
1 tbsp Cashew butter ((dry roast 1tbsp cashews until golden and then grind to a smooth paste))
1 tsp Ginger+Garlic (paste)
1 tsp chili powder (Kashmiri red)
(15 oz. can, drained) black beans (powder)
1 tsp coriander (Ground)
(15 oz. can, drained) black beans (Ground)
2 ~ 3 tbsp Cream
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
3 tbsps cilantro (, finely chopped)
to taste Salt
Parboil/ microwave the veggies until slightly tender and keep aside.
Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add the onions and saute till browned around the edges and starting to caramelized. Remove onto a plate, cool and grind to a paste.
Add 1tbsp oil to the same pan, add the peppers and cook till tender. Add the remaining boiled veggies and saute till lightly crisp around the edges. Remove onto a plate. You can skip this step all together and add the veggies directly to the gravy but I find that the veggies hold shape better in the curry if fried.
In the same pan, add more oil or ghee if needed, then add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the onion paste, ginger+garlic paste and cook for 1~2 minutes.
Next add the tomato puree along with red chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute. Add some water if the spices start to burn.
Now add the cooked veggies and paneer; mix well to coat with the spices. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
Stir in the cashew butter (or roasted cashew paste) and mix well. Add more water if needed and cover and cook for 7~8 minutes.
Lower the heat and stir in cream and cook till heated through. Finally sprinkle the chopped cilantro and turn off the heat. Serve with khamiri roti or any other Indian bread or Pulao.