Indian Vegetable Bhaji (Stir-fry)

    45 mins

    This is an Indian vegetable stir-fry dish with curry spices so you do not need to add water. You will really enjoy this Bhaji, sort of a drier version of an Indian curry. You can add any other vegetables you want to use. Great with breads like naan or paratha or as a side dish with rice.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 4 large potatoes, finely chopped
    • 1 cup cauliflower, cut into florets
    • 1 carrot, finely chopped
    • ½ cup peas
    • oil for frying
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp each cumin seeds and mustard seeds
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 tsp minced ginger
    • 2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped (or to taste)
    • ½ tsp chilli powder (optional)
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tsp curry powder
    • coriander leaves (cilantro),for garnish (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Half-cook all the vegetables in microwave and drain.
    2. Heat some oil and fry onions till golden. Add the seeds and bay leaves and fry for few seconds.
    3. Add garlic, ginger and chillies and fry few more seconds.
    4. Add all the remaining spices and the vegetables and cook till done.

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    This recipe is wonderful. Even with the changes I had to make due to ingredients I lacked I thought I was at a high end Indian restaurant! (Since I was out of peas and ginger I used dry ginger and extra cauliflower.) Thank you for a wonderful recipe that I will use again and again.  -  29 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family and I loved this. I used dry ginger, broccoli instead of cauliflower (because I didn't have it) and used extra ground cumin since I didn't have cumin seeds either, and used canned chopped green chile peppers instead of fresh and it all turned out really well. I also sprinkled a little salt on it in the end. Will definitely make again but will try to stick closer to the original recipe next time and I'm sure it will be even better.  -  27 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this recipe, it was a big help since I recently went vegan. I take advantage of the roasted chilies for sale at road side stands in the fall and freeze them. This addition added a smokey flavor, awesome.  -  09 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)