Gajar matar gobhi ki sabzi

Gaajar matar gobhi ki sabzi

Gaajar matar gobhi ki sabzi (carrots, peas and cauliflower) is a wonderful combo of three winter vegetables. All vegetable vendors bring fresh red carrots, peas and cauliflower in abundance during winter. Though these three vegetables can be cooked separately, ( Aaloo  Gobhi ki sabzi  ) as a combo, gaajar, matar aur gobhi creates a delicious vegetable dish. The sweet taste of carrots and peas is balanced by adding ginger, green chilies and garam masala. Kids also love this vegetable as they find their favourite peas here.

Gajar matar gobhi ki sabzi

Sometimes the taste of gaajar matar gobhi ki sabzi is ruined if peas are not of good quality. They remain hard until carrots and cauliflower are completely cooked. To avoid this issue, I prefer buying very soft peas. But in case you have hard peas, then before cooking them, boil them in a pressure cooker for just one pressure. Now peas will be completely cooked along with carrots and cauliflower. Be careful, don’t boil peas for more than one whistle, otherwise, they will become mushy by the time all the vegetables are cooked.

Gajar matar gobhi ki sabzi

You can check out more recipes in the blog for different vegetables:

Vegetables (Curries)

Ingredients:

Carrot 250 gms
Cauliflower 250 gms
Peas 100 gms
Grated ginger 1/4 tsp
Green chillies chopped 3-4
Oil 5 /6 tbsp
Salt as per your taste
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Tomatoes 2 / lemon juice 1+1/2 tsp /amchur powder 1 tsp
Green coriander leaves for garnishing
Water 3-4 tbsp if required

Process:

Peel, wash and chop carrots. Cut cauliflower in small florets and shell out peas and wash them.

In a wok heat oil and crackle rai, hing, jeera (small mustard seeds, asafoetida and cumin seeds).

Add carrots, cauliflower and peas followed by chopped green chilies and grated ginger.

Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix it well with veggies.

(If all the water is drained out from the vegetables after washing and sieving them, add 3-4 tbsp of water after mixing spices. If still some water remains while adding veggies in the wok, then there is no need to add water unless spices start sticking to the bottom of the wok).

Cover the wok and let vegetables cook on sim heat. In between, stir them two or three times until they become soft.

gajar matar gobhi is ready

Now add garam masala and chopped tomatoes/lemon juice/amchoor powder. Mix it properly and let the veggies cook for two-three more minutes. Gaajar matar gobhi ki sabzi taiyaar hai. 

Transfer it to a serving bowl and sprinkle finely chopped green coriander leaves. Enjoy this winter special vegetables treat with roti, paratha, poori or rice.

Gajar matar gobhi ki sabzi

 
Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki sabzi

Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki subzi

Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki sabzi is a must part of the meal prepared next day of Deepawali which is known as Govardhan Pooja. This time weather changes and winter starts. You can feel the chill early in the morning. All new winter vegetables starts coming in the market and people just buy all varieties of veggies at the day of Govardhan Pooja to prepare Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki sabzi. My mother used to give us all vegetables to peel, clean and chop. I always hated to clean green, leafy veggies.

At my parents house, we have a small temple. Some neighbors are quite devoted to our temple because when we shifted to this house, there was no other temple in the nearby area – so our personal worshipping place became public place for a few neighbours.  Those close neighbours used to expect complete platter of prasad from us at the day of Govardhan Pooja. So everything was prepared in large quantity. And in between the preparation, guests used to come for Diwali greetings. Finally, we were able to have lunch around 4:00 in the evening!! In the late evening we used to do Govardhan Pooja with neighbors and later would be bursting the remaining crackers. It used to be a very happening day and I miss badly those nostalgic moments.😪😪
Now, instead of celebrating festivals in a community and passing the tradition to their kids, people prefer to use these festival holidays as an opportunity to go out of town and relax.
Well, this time also I prepared mixed vegetables with whatever veggies I could get. No matter how less I try to prepare, I always end up preparing at least for two days…
After all it’s once in a year…..!!!!!

Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki sabzi

Ingredients :

Salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder
Hing (asafoetida), rai(small mustard seeds) jeera(cumin seeds) and oil

Vegetables……

Use all vegetables of your choice except the sticky ones like bhindi (lady finger) and arbi (taro).
I used green capsicum(Shimla mirch), potatoes, clustered beans (gwar ki fali), french beans, brinjal, tomatoes, big parrot green chilies, small sized chilies, cabbage (patta gobhi) , bottle gourd (louki), kunduru (ivy gourd) , ridge gourd(torai), green coriander, carrots, peas, saim ki phali (broad beans), mooli (radish), ginger…
and what I could not find were green spinach (Palak) and green fenugreek (methi ke patte) (instead, used kasoori methi), cauliflower, tinda, green leaves of radish and beans from radish….

Mixed vegetables

Process :

Clean, wash, peel and cut those vegetables first which take more time to cook. If we will add all veggies together, tender vegetables will be mashed up.

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Heat oil in a pan and add rai, hing and jeera to splatter and add chopped vegetables (hard ones first). Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder, mix well and cover it.

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Cook these till they start to become tender and at this point  add rest of the vegetables and grated ginger(except tomatoes) .

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Again add some salt and turmeric powder, mix well and cover. Keep turning them upside down in between intervals . When vegetables are about to get cooked, add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix everything well, cover it and cook completely.

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Mix chopped coriander leaves.

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Transfer ready vegetables in a serving bowl.

Sprinkle some more coriander leaves and serve.

Mixed vegetables/Gadd ki sabzi