Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bhuna Vegetables / Vegetables in Creamy Smoky sauce

If you are a hard cor non vegetarian then you know your Bhuna meat dish. Bhuna means you have to cook meat in more ghee or oil and spices and very less water. You add ghee /oil to cook the dish ,  not water so end result is only masala coated to meat and ghee is separated from masala. Dip your naan in that luscious gravy and enjoy it. I try to do that with vegetables and end result was not that good, so when I find this recipe , wanted to give it a try and it was awesome, There are not so much spices going on but the taste is very delicious. By now you know that I tried lot of my blogger friends recipes, one reason is I am tired of my cooking , want to eat something new, so I try your recipes and whenever I get chance I share it with you all too. This dish is perfect for Vegetables only , for meat dish go with the traditional one, don't use this one. Posting some typical dinner dish after very long time , so very excited to read your views too.

I got this recipe from Priya's Food Safari. Thank you Priya for awesome dish.

Ingredients :

3 cups Mixed vegetables ( carrot, cauliflower, mixed peppers, corn, peas, soya granules)
1/2 tsp. kalonji / onion seeds
1 bay leaf
1 onion sliced
1/4 cup cream / half and half/ evaporated milk
salt to taste
3 tsp. oil

To make paste :

2 onion chopped
2 tomato chopped
5 garlic cloves
2-3 green chilies
2-3 tbsp ginger grated
5-6 whole red chilies
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
2 tsp. roasted coriander seeds
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
2 tsp. green cardamom powder


Heat a pan, add 1 tsp. oil and add cumin, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, both red and green chilies.
Once they start change the color little bit, add onion and tomato.
cook till onion and tomato both soft. 
Turn the heat off and cool this mixture. Once its cool, grind it in a smooth paste.
Wipe the pan with paper towel and add two tsp. oil in it. 
Add kalonji, bay leaf and onion and cook till onion is brown. 
Add the ground paste and cook till nice and oil floats on top.
Add the mixed vegetables and add one cup of water and salt and put the lid on and let them cook on medium heat. 
Don't overcook the vegetables, when its al dente , add cream or your choice of thicker, and mix it and cook it for two minutes only. 
Take it out in serving dish and enjoy with hot roti or naan or plain white rice.

Hearth & Soul HopLink up your recipe of the week
Gayathri's Cook Spot hosted by Cookingwithsapana: Walk Through Memory Lane 2014
Zesty South Indian Kitchen - Tasty Recipes From All Over The World
#recipeoftheweek | A Mummy Too
Priya's Versatile Recipes hosted by Full Scoops: Event Announcement - Healthy Diet Event!


  1. the gravy looks really rich...

  2. I actually make something like this using almond "cream", but I didn't know it was a bhuna! Your version sounds lovely- wonder what it would be like with seitan or soya chunks as well?

  3. I so agree with you. We get tired of our own recipes. The spices did a fantastic for the outcome of the dish.

  4. Rich and delicious mixed veggies.

  5. delicious gravy Even though I do this I just call it as Korma.. interesting name

  6. rich & delicious ...yummy it looks.....

  7. Wonderful veg gravy... Looks yummy and tasty!

  8. lovely dish,perfectly pairs with rotis !

  9. Delicious and tasty gravy....... Yummm!!

  10. Delicious dish! Thank you for linking it to healthy diet event!

  11. yummy yummy with lots of vegetables. The word bhuna reminds me of my friends, where ever they travel to for holidays they look for bhuna lamb!

  12. oh my my...what flavours...this must have been some awesome treat:)

  13. looks so yummy and flavorful !

  14. Simple and delicious recipe............with lads of veggies!!

  15. Sounds very delicious ! yum yum....

  16. Delicious gravy

  17. delicious n helathy curry with loads of veggies!!!

  18. Perfect pictures with perfect writeups !! Sure the kiddos have enjoyed!!

  19. Loved your dedication Linsy!! the bhuna veggies looks super cute!!

  20. Delicious lovely recipe, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning it.

  21. This looks and sound gorgeous. Really looking forward to trying it.


Thank you for stopping by at my blog. Your comments are very valuable for me so drop me a line.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...