Saturday, 8 October 2011

Tawa Veggies (Maami's corner)

I first tasted this dish at a reception at Bangalore, since then, have been trying to replicate that taste. After umpteen trials, I have put this together. Gathering from the expression on Eric’s face, who is having this for dinner right now, I think, I did it! 

Ladies finger: 6
Brinjal/egg plant: 2
Mushroom: 10
Potato: 1
Carrot: 1
Spinach: 10 leaves
Capsicum: 1
Bitter gourd: ½
Tomato: 1
Onion: 1 cubed
Shallots: 10
Ginger- garlic paste: 1 tsp
Green chilli: 2 chopped fine
Tamarind paste: 1 tsp
Jaggery: a small piece
Oil: 5 tbsps
Salt to taste

For the spice mix:
1.       Poppy seeds: 1 tbsp
2.       Cumin: 1 tsp
3.       White sesame/til: 1 tbsp
4.       Peanuts: 2 tbsp
5.       Dry coconut/copra: 2 tbsps
6.       Coriander seeds: 1 tbsp
7.       Chilli powder: 1 tsp

Dry roast the above & grind with tamarind & jaggery. Keep aside.

Cut the vegetables into long pieces of the same size.
Heat oil in a frying pan & fry the vegetables a few at a time, except tomato, till brown . Remove on to a plate.
In the remaining oil, add onion, sauté well, add ginger-garlic paste, green chilli & shallots (whole).
Now, add the vegetables & the spice mix along with a cup of water.
Let it boil & thicken well. Add salt & tomato.
Do not over-cook. Vegetables can vary, depending on availability.
Serve with buttered pav/bread.

Eric said “AWESOME”, after dinner.   


  1. Hello Hello!
    I saw this blog when it had only one post and then today I came back to see it filled with some great recipes! You are indeed the perfect person to be writing a food blog.
    I still have your kadala curry and fish curry recipes scrawled on some bits of paper.
    Keep posting!
    Drooling all the way out here in Japan,

  2. www.http://felinasfq.blogspot.com11 October 2011 at 21:06

    Thanks Nithu, its this response thats keeping me going.