Masala means a spicy mixture. Vegetable masala is a mixture of vegetables like potatoes, carrots, peas and beans cooked with onions & tomatoes adding spices like garam masala powder, ginger and garlic powder.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes, carrots and green beans in the cold water. Allow to soak while you prepare the rest of the vegetables; drain.

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  • In a microwave safe dish place the potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, salt and turmeric. Cook for 8 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook mustard seeds and cumin; when seeds start to sputter and pop, add the onion and saute until transparent. Stir in the tomatoes, garam masala, ginger, garlic and chili powder; saute 3 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables to the tomato mixture and saute 1 minute. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 641.3mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2004
Great blend of spices! Very aromatic! I didn't pre-cook the veggies in the microwave, but started cooking from the point 3, and added the veggies (omitted the beans and added eggplant, zucchini, pepper, kohlrabi) to the oil-onion-spice mix in the pan, and let all the ingredients simmer until the potatoes were done (about an hour). Very delicious served with basmati rice and pita bread! Read More
(74)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2007
I made this with a can of diced tomatoes and added a little chicken broth when it looked like it was drying out. Like others have noted the veggies take a lot longer to cook than the recipe suggests. Read More
(11)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2004
Great blend of spices! Very aromatic! I didn't pre-cook the veggies in the microwave, but started cooking from the point 3, and added the veggies (omitted the beans and added eggplant, zucchini, pepper, kohlrabi) to the oil-onion-spice mix in the pan, and let all the ingredients simmer until the potatoes were done (about an hour). Very delicious served with basmati rice and pita bread! Read More
(74)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2004
This is another good recipe we've added to our rotation. I throw in red kidney or garbanzo beans and serve it over rice to make it a one dish complete-protein main meal. I also use fresh ginger increase the spices and add more liquid (sometimes yogurt). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
The dish has a good taste but I added extra spices and water so It would be saucy to serve over rice. Next time I will also add chickpeas or some other beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2002
We really like this recipe but prefer it a bit more saucy - so I double the amount of spices then add a cup or more of water at the end (when adding the cooked vegetables). Then serve over rice. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
I used different vegies and added water to make more gravy and it was great my husband is from TamilNadu and he loved it. I serves it with chapati. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Cut water to 2 cups and use 14.5oz. can tomatoes in place of fresh. Add 8 ounces red kidney beans to make complete-protein main meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
Mmm! This was very tasty. It definitely will stay in my rotation. Not too spicy but still very Indian. I add chicken pieces with the onions and saute till they are no longer pink for a non-meatless option. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2007
I made this with a can of diced tomatoes and added a little chicken broth when it looked like it was drying out. Like others have noted the veggies take a lot longer to cook than the recipe suggests. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2004
I absolutely love this receipe. The mix of spices is lovely and the best part of it all is that it's healthy. This has become a favorite in our house on it's own or as a side dish. Read More
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