Vaishnu Bhaji

Vaishnu Bhaji

Mixed vegetable curry with fragrant spices in Vaishnu way

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Paneer
  • 3/4 cup Phoolpatasha (Makhane or Fox seeds)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3 tomatoes, blanched and pureed
  • Handful of shelled peas
  • 2 teaspoons cream
  • 4 cashews soaked in warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 1 inch long piece of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • Some oil to fry vegetables

Instructions

  1. Stir fry vegetables and paneer in oil and keep aside.
  2. Blend cream and soaked cashews to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat butter. Roast bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds till colour change. Fry ginger, green chillies and tomato puree till tomato cooks and oil separates.
  4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, kasuri methi, salt and 2-3 cups of water. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add peas, paneer, carrot and phoolpatasha. Add cream paste. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Vaishnu Bhaji with rice or roti.

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