Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mixed vegetables and Liebster award

Last week I was pleasantly surprised  to see an award from Janiene of Thebishopfamilysite  It lead me to discover her blog where she journals about her life, homeschooling and her beautiful three children. Thank you Janiene!


Now it is my turn to forward the award:
Here are the rules:
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Give your top 5 picks for the award.
  • Inform your top 5 by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.
So here are my picks for forwarding this award:
5.Spice n Sugar Tales

I love all the above blogs for their innovative recipes, photographs and beautiful write-ups.

Today's recipe is again a simple mixed vegetable. It is very flavorful without too many spices and cooks in the juices released by the vegetables. I added some cashew paste to make it richer. But it can me be without adding cashews too.  I love to use panch phoran as a spice mix in my vegetables and even lentils.


1 medium cauliflower florets
1 potato cubed
1/2 cup peas
1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup paneer cubes
1 tbsp panch phoran
1 tsp turmeric
2 dry chillies
curry leaves
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp mustard oil
1/2 cup cashews soaked in water for half and hour and ground to a fine paste with water

Heat mustard oil and add the panch phoran seeds, asafoetida, turmeric, red chilies, and curry leaves. As the seeds start spluttering add the cauliflower and potatoes. Add the salt, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. The potatoes should be almost cooked, when you add in the frozen peas, paneer, spinach and garam masala. Mix everything well and stir around for a minute. Now pour the cashew paste and add more water to get the desired consistency.



  1. Yum! The veggies look amazing!!!

    Thank you for nominating me for the award (and for the nice complements on my blog)! :) I'm flattered.
    ..and I'm also glad! I knew there was a blog I wanted to check back on, but forgot to bookmark it or put it on my "blogs I read" list... It was yours! :)

    1. Thanks Shari, I am so glad to have found your blog!

  2. Congrats for receiving this wonderful award..and thanks for sharing it with me..I am honoured..

    1. You are so welcome. I love all the traditional recipes on your blog.

  3. Thanks a bunch for the Liebster award, my very first blog award :)

    1. You are welcome! I always enjoy coming to your blog.

  4. Looks incredible and super tempting..

  5. Congrats on ur award.Glad to follow u. Do visit my blog when you get time.

  6. Congratulations on the Liebster! panch phoron and cahsew paste must taste amazing together.. love the dark kadhai offset with the light veggies!

  7. Congrats...this looks super inviting.

  8. I love your blog!!! Can't wait to try my hand at this recipe! Blessings, Janiene

  9. The mixed vegetables with panch phoran sounds and looks delicious. the rotis look perfect!