Thursday, 28 August 2008

Chenchki / Mixed vegetables

This is one simple dish that makes good use of any leftover vegetables in your fridge. Extremely quick to make, this has no added masalas.
The vegetables cook in their own juices .... hehehe .... literally .... and that is what that gives it that distinct flavour and taste.

I made this to have with puris on the weekend ... but ended up having it with something completely different .... in a place completely different too. The story is here.

Need : Vegetables cut into cubes ( I had aloo, kaddu, parwal, baingan ... can add a lot more), chopped onion, kalaunji, haldi powder, whole red chillies, a little mustard / any cooking oil and salt to taste.

How to: Heat a little oil. Add the chillies and kalaunji. Then add the onions and fry a little. Now add all the vegetables, haldi powder and salt.
Note I did not add any sugar as the kaddu / pumpkin will give the required sweetness.
Cover and cook till the vegetables are done.
It should be slightly mushy.
Goes great with hot rotis/ parathas/ puris.


  1. this looks yumnd easy,..thnks for sharin.:-)

  2. this is perfect for my weekly refrigerator clean up:)

  3. I agree with Rashmi. Easy enough and will polish off the veggies nicely right before the grocery trip is due.

  4. Hi Sharmila,
    First of all thanks for visiting my blog. Yeh I have heard of misti bhaat, but didn't try cooking it, cause in my family not much of sweet lovers are there excepting me.
    Definitely you can participate in the blog event, I'll be looking forward to get some great recipes from you. Just go through the details posted.
    The checki looks awesome, I just love it.

  5. The name is new, and the ingredients are very interesting. I like such subzis as it really brings out the flavor of the veggies! Thanks:)

  6. Simple and nutritious..cannot beat that combination :)

  7. notyet

    Rashmi & Bharti
    Righto! And thanks! :-)

    Welcome! I'll surely contribbute to the event.
    Do keep visiting. :-)

    I know the name is funny .. and the mustard oil does help in giving a good flavour. Try it. :-)

    Thanks! :-)

  8. That's an interesting story and sabji..looks colourful.....


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