Recipe of Indian Vegetable Curry

Indian vegetable curry (commonly known as Sabzi) is very popular in Indian households and is prepared in many variations. It is a very common item prepared during lunch or dinner time. This article presents the step by step method of preparing Indian vegetable curry.


Indian vegetable curry is famous worldwide for its flavour and spicy taste. The is a routine vegetable consumed in an Indian household and commonly known as 'Sabzi'. This dish is prepared in many variations by using different vegetable combination but the basic curry spices and flavours are more and less similar. In this recipe, we will be learning how to prepare a common Indian vegetable curry using most common vegetables like cauliflower, potato, onion, carrot, tomato, green peas, beans, capsicum, etc.


The number of ingredients mentioned below will be sufficient for 5 persons while taken with other items during meals.

  • Cauliflower - about 1/4 bulb or 250 gm.

  • Carrots - 200 gm.

  • Capsicum - 1 number medium sized.

  • French Beans - 100 gm.

  • Green Peas - 100 gm.

  • Potato - 3 to 4 numbers medium sized.

  • Green Chillies (preferably medium sized and less hot) - 2 to 4 numbers.

  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.

  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp.

  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp.

  • Cumins seeds - 1/4 tsp.

  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.

  • Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp.

  • Asafoetida powder - 1/8 tsp.

  • Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - 1 tsp.

  • Onion - 2 Nos.

  • Garlic - 7 to 8 cloves.

  • Ginger piece - 1/2 inch.

  • Mango powder - 1/2 tsp.

  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp.

  • Salt - as per taste.

  • Tomato - 2 Nos.

  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup.

  • Cream - 2 tbsp.

  • Tomoto sauce (ketch up) - 2tsp.


Wash all the vegetables thoroughly and drain them. Cut the vegetables in small to medium sized pieces. Peel the onions, ginger and garlic and chop them. Also chop the tomatoes finely and keep aside.


Keep a big pan on medium flame on the stove and pour cooking oil in it. Let the oil heat up. Once the oil is heated up add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds to it and stir a little till they start cracking. Now add chopped garlic, ginger and onion and saute till it becomes light brown. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, asafoetida powder, kasuri methi, black pepper powder, green chilies, half of the chopped green coriander leaves and saute for some time. Now add salt to it.

At this stage, we have to add chopped tomatoes and cook it till it mixes well with the onions. Now it is time to add all the cut vegetables and add a cup of water and cook it for 10 minutes. Again add 3 cups of water and mango powder and cook it for 5-8 minutes. Add cream to it and mix well and cook for a minute and now it is ready and we have to remove it from the flame.

The last thing is to sprinkle remaining half of the chopped green coriander leaves in the vegetable.


This is a curry item and is to be served in medium sized bowls. It is mostly relished with chapati or poori or paratha or even bread or toast. Some people like it with rice also.


  • Children generally like the taste of tomato sauce. In that case, additional 2 tsp of tomato sauce can be added in the vegetable.

  • Those who like eggs can mix pieces of boiled eggs in this vegetable.

  • If you have a liking for Paneer then separately boiled pieces of Paneer can be mixed in this vegetable.

  • Some people like a sweet taste in the curry. If so add and mix 1-2 tsp of sugar when the dish is fully prepared.


The common Indian vegetable curry is a popular item in our households and a routine food item. There are many variations in it and imagination is the only limit. One can experiment variation in this dish to suit individual taste by adding or deleting and increasing or decreasing some of the spices or ingredients used here. This is a versatile preparation and there are ample scopes of variation.

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Author: Umesh12 May 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

Indian common vegetable or Sabzi is a routine item in our households. The article has exhaustively presented its preparation giving scope for choosing one's own variation by adjusting the ingredients. Those who are a novice in the kitchen can take advantage of this informative recipe. I like to experiment with recipes by changing some vital ingredients which change the flavour and taste drastically. Cooking is an art and balanced ingredients are the key to that aroma and flavor which we get in popular restaurants. Those who are interested in going for variations with this popular dish can try to experiment by adding butter or cheese or baby corn or mushrooms etc in this recipe which will give it a western or oriental touch.

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