November 12, 2007

Mixed Veggies dipped in Tomato Sauce

It is one such cold, chilly evening when my tummy wanted to have a big bowl of hot, simmering mixed vegetable curry for dinner, but with a twist of tomato. As you wish my 'aaka' (master) said my heart, and here it is - " Mixed Veggies dipped in Tomato Sauce".

There is something very soothing and comforting about having a big heap of hot rice and a pot of creamy vegetable curry on a cold, chilly and gloomy winter night. Isn't it !!
and today I am in a mood of experimenting with some known flavors like veggies and spaghetti sauce. Wondering where this spaghetti sauce came from... hmmmmm.. thats the secret of the tomato sauce of my version of mixed veggie curry. Read on to find out how...!!
I promised Suganya of 'Tasty Palettes' to make something exclusively for her 'Vegan Ventures' event, November being a Vegan Month. Forwarding this recipe to you dear and will try to make more in coming days..:)


1. Veggies whatever u can find - I used cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beans, potato
2. 1 big Tomato (chopped)
3. 1 medium Onion ( finely chopped)
4. 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce ( or tomato puree will do !!)
5. Salt - to taste
6. 1/2 tbsp Chilli powder
7. 1 tbsp Oil
8. 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala ( for that Indian kick !!)
9. Water - if needed

How to make:

1. HEAT oil in a skillet, add finely chopped onion and fry until golden brown.
2. ADD tomatoes, par-boiled veggies and mix well. Cook for few minutes.
3. POUR a good amount of spagetti sauce over the veggies. Add salt, chilli powder, and garam masala one by one.

4. MIX the content well. Cook for 7 to 10 mins until the veggies are nicely dipped into the tomato sauce and soaked with its flavors...:)
5. GARNISH with coriander leaves or a big dollop of cream and ENJOI with hot rice or as it is..:DD

Another Look....

Also sending this to Sra's 'Grindless Gravies' Event..:))

A Big Thank You for all you wonderful fellow bloggers who visited my blog often - as it crossed a 10,000 visitors mark with this post. Thank You dearies..:DD
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  1. Siri, comfort food indeed! Now I just need your kind of weather to really relish it! Thanks for the entry!

  2. The colour of your gravy looks perfect

  3. That looks lovely...must have tasted the same.

  4. @ Sra: Thanks dearie. Glad u liked it..:). We ( in US) already have this kind of chilly weather these days where temps go sub zero...:)

  5. @ EC: Thanks EC for ur sweet comments.

    @ Sunita: It was an experiment from my side Sunita, I had never used spagetti sauce for gravy and the taste was my surprise hehhe...:)

  6. Colour looks very tempting...Should give this a try..:))

  7. Tomatoes do jazz up vegetables and the warmth to comfort to the insides on these cold days.

    Quick and Easy.

  8. Great Vegan entry, looks yum. I made two of them, easy to be Vegan but just for this event!!:D

  9. @ Rajeshwari; Thanks dear. Do give it a try.. I am sure u wud love it..:)

    @ Indosungod: Tomatoes indeed jazz up any dish dear and I just love tomatoes in any form or shape. Glad u liked my recipe..:)

  10. @ Ashaji: Well said ashaji, for me and my family atleast is impossible to be a complete vegan. 'S' just loves yogurt and milk. Thanks for ur sweet comments always..:DD

  11. Siri,
    That looks delicious :)
    Just re-read the list of have added yogurt(dairy products are excluded in a vegan diet, if my understanding is correct.)

  12. The colour of the sauce is amazing!

  13. Sri,
    this looks great, nowadays I need only easy recipes..can't cook much lengthy items..thanks dear..

  14. @ TBC: Oh my, Thanks dear.. I did add yogurt to the list, silly me..I corrected the ingredients list now. The recipe would taste the same w/o yogurt too..:)

  15. @ Bindiya: Thanks dear..:)

    @ Seena: Me too dear.. On a long, tiring day, we don't feel like spending time in the kitchen, yet we want to have some hot curry.. this recipe is for one such lazy days.. glad u liked it.:)

  16. Siri i ma in need of comfort, so you can pass the food of that comfort food to me :-)

  17. As soon as I saw the first Pic, I was thinking "Grindless Gravies" :D

    It looks very good

  18. @ HC: Feel free to grab a bowl of hot curry dear..:) Indeed its a comforting food during chilly days..:)

  19. siri your curry looks sooooo yummyyyy and delecious and it is very easy too

  20. @ Sandeepa: Hehehe.. thanks dear for dropping by..:). True, its a nice 'Grindless Gravied Curry'..:)

  21. @ Sagari: Wow, we both commented at the same time.. hehe.. thanks Sagari for dropping by and glad u liked the curry..:)

  22. Perfect Siri! what can be better than veggies and tomato gravy:)?


  23. @ Mansi: Yup dear, after having a bowl of veggies in tomato sauce ... yeh dil maange more..hehehe..:)

  24. This looks delicious! Though I am not vegetarian, I find that I enjoy vegetarian food quite often. I'm putting this on my to try list!

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  26. What a lovely warm dish. I love veggies cooked yumnmy. :)

  27. @ Claire: Do try it sometime claire and I am sure u would love it..:).. thanks for dropping by..:D

    @ Jeena: Thank dear..:)


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