December 04, 2006


This is a curry that I often make, and my husband likes it too.I thought it would be good to share it with you all.So here goes:

Ingredients:2 green peppers,chopped into medium sized pieces(1 1/2 cups)

2 medium sized carrots chopped into small pieces( 1 cup)

1 medium onion,finely chopped(1/2 cup)

2 green chillies ,slit lengthwise

1 tsp fresh grated /minced ginger

1 tsp fresh grated/minced garlic

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 1/2 tsp chana masala/Chole masala

1/2 tsp of cumin/jeera seeds

1/2 tsp mustard/rai seeds

Method:Heat two tbsp oil in a thick based pan.Add the mustard and cumin seeds.When they crackle,add the ginger,garlic ,onions and chillies.Let them fry for a while.

Now add the chopped vegetables,and let saute for 2 mins.Now add 1 cup water to the curry and let it cook until the vegetables are soft and cooked.Now add the chana masala,turmeric and salt.Mix well.Make a paste of one teaspoon of cornflour with 3-4 tsp of water.Add this to the curry and it will thicken in seconds.Take off heat.Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander.Serve hot with chapathis.Goew well with fried rice or jeera rice too.


Lakshmi said...

hi Vini, haven't tried using cornflour. looks easy to prepare.

Vini K said...

Hi Lakshmi,cornflour thickens the gravy.I use this when I donot have the time or energy to prepare the dish elaborately by grinding the onions,etc.Very easy to prepare too.:)

swapna said...



Vini K said...

Hi Swapna,thanks for the suggestion.Will try it next time.:-)

Asha said...

Looks delicious,adding Chana masala is great and easy idea to spice up:) Enjoy it ViniK.

Mythreyee said...

good one. shall try this definitely. and chana masala spice powder makes the recipe more interesting as I love this curry powder.

Vini K said...

Hi Asha,ya,chana masala adds a nice flavour to this curry.

Hey Mythreyee,do try this one.Super easy to make as well as nice when eaten fresh and hot with chapathis..I love the flavour of chana masala too.

Linda said...

Hi Vini, I love the idea of carrots and peppers together -- so colorful! I will give this a try soon, thanks :)

Shival said...


Ask Venkat to prepare Carrot fry.. I still remember the distinct taste that I had in Maryland days. And also post the recipe on your blog.

Here is another recipe request. You mentioned about the Chana Powder. As I far as I remember(I'm not sure whether that was Chana Powder..But surely, it yellow, dry and tasty), I mixed a tsp of ghee in that powder and had it with dosa..and guess what...while writing this, I got my mouth watered :D. Please post the recipe of that.

Vini K said...

Hi Shival,nice to see you here.I will definitely ask Venkat to prepare carrot fry and post it here.Regarding the chana powder,the masala that I mentioned in this recipe is the normal chole masala.I do however,understand what you are talking about.I will definitely post a recipe of that very soon.keep checking!:-)

Anuradha said...

Hi Vini,
I recently discovered your blog.
I too prepare this curry for chapathi. The only difference is I add tomatoes too. Looks very yummy. Wil visit your blog regularly.
By the way am also from London.

Take care.

Vini said...

Hi Anuradha,Glad that you like my blog enough to keep visiting.Indian food is so similar in the spices we use,the vegetabes we traditionally pair with,etc.No wonder we make so many recipes thinking it is "My Creation" whereas it is simply the product of our ingenuity and more so,the influences we have grown up with.Keep in touch!:)

Bhargavi said...

looks yummy.....
Adding chole masala is a good idea.
Good day!

USHA said...

Hi Vini,

Its really colourful, haven't tried this combo of veggies.....

Sure let me try this,,,thanks for sharing the receipe vini...

Richa Priyanka said...

I am looking to use up some capsicum n carrots..will try this today..i use oats to thicken my gravies..