Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mixed Vegetable stew with Paneer

Here is a wholesome and easy dish to make for a cold wintery day...I made this dish couple of weeks back for few guests who came home for dinner!
The versatility of this dish is that you can add a many veggies of as few as you want. I even added paneer to give it some richness!
This dish can be enjoyed with rotis, naans or even fried rice or biryani or just plain white rice.
I used fresh veggies but if you want to substitute any of then with frozen ones, it will be more easier and quick too.
It doesn't take very long to make this dish, makes for a good side dish too!


1 cup cauliflower florets
1 large potato or 2 small, cubed
1/2 cup chopped green beans
1 carrot, sliced
1/4 cup peas
1 capsicum, chopped big
about 15 pieces of paneer cubes, shallow fried in oil

1 large onion, chopped
4-5 green chillies
1 large tomato, chopped

1 tbsp ginger garlic
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup yogurt

1-2 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
few pudina leaves, chopped (optional)


Chop paneer and shallow fry in oil. Remove and keep aside on a paper napkin.
Heat oil in a kadai. Fry onions, green chillies till translucent. Saute ginger garlic paste for few seconds.
Add tomatoes and fry till cooked.
Add potato first, cook to couple of minutes, before adding all the other vegetables. Salt, cover and cook until they get cooked, not mushy.
Add coriander powder, jeera powder, garam masala, chilli powder and turmeric. Mix well. If its too dry add the yogurt now and let it cook. If its still too thick, add some water.
Cook it everything comes together. Add the paneer pieces and for couple more minutes before removing from heat. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot or warm.


  1. Fingerlicking stew, truly inviting..

  2. thank you Smitha
    delicious stew for this weather

  3. Flavorful stew...looks so delicious..

  4. love the versatile nature of the dish! perfect for entertaining.

  5. Wonderfully hearty and delicious.Perfect for winter.

  6. Pls correct me if I am wrong, I always thought that the stew has a soup like consistency. I thought it looks more like a flavorful mix veg curry which must have tasted good with so many flavours going into it.

  7. Hey smita,

    Lovely stew...:)



  8. @ Pari...Stew doesn't have to have a thin soupy consistency...it can also have a thick gravy like this...Stew is basically all ingredients cooked together in gravy or broth until it all comes together. its ur wish if u want it thin or thick...since this is a curry i like it thick!

  9. Just what I need now! Looks really warm n comforting..

    US Masala

  10. Iam afraid of coconut milk used in stew. urs looks g8 without it. .. will surely give a try ..thnx :)

  11. looks yummyy..perfect with chapathi..yum yum

  12. wow! looks super yummy.. thanks for sharing this exellent recipe

  13. I also have a similar one in my draft but could not post! looks nice.


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