Mixed Vegetable Curry (Yellow)

This is a special mixed vegetable curry that I usually make for parties. First time tasted it at a friend’s place, who is a chef by profession. I must thank him for this excellent recipe. It’s got a rich taste and goes excellent with any kind of roti. I like the taste of brown onion paste and cashew nut in the veggies. Its flavor is distinctly different from the usual mixed vegetable curry cooked in our kitchen.

Ingredients for Mixed Vegetable Curry:

2 cups onions
1 cup cauliflower
1 cup carrots
3/4 cup french beans
1 cup potatoes
1/2 cup green peas
1 cup tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
5-6 green chillis slit length wise
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera, jeelakara)
3 cloves
4 green cardamoms
2″ cinnamon stick
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/4 tsp garam masala pwd
brown onion paste (fry 2 sliced onions till brown and make a paste of it)
2 tbsp curd (yogurt)
3 tbsps tomato paste
3 tbsps oil
coriander leaves for garnishing

For cashew nut paste:
2 tbsp cashewnuts
1 tbsp melon seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
Soak the cashewnuts, melon seeds and poppy seeds in water for 15-20 minutes and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Chop the vegetables. Parboil the vegetables except onions and tomatoes adding some salt.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a cooking vessel and add the par-boiled veggies and fry for 3-4 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same vessel, add the whole garam masala (spices) and jeera and let it splutter. Add chopped onions and slit green chillis and fry till the onions turn transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till oil separates. Add red chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, salt. Mix well.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till oil separates. You need to stir fry the paste really well, for a longer period than usual.
Add the parboiled vegetables and mix well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. i.e the vegetables need to cook in this onion-tomato masala. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Cook for 3 mts.
Add brown onion paste and curds and mix well.
Add the cashew nut paste and mix well. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well and cover and cook for 15-18 minutes.
Add garam masala pwd and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

This curry does take some time to prepare and calls for some work..:). Do not omit any of the ingredients like brown onion paste and cashew nut paste. Its a rich dish but one with a lot of flavor.

Mixed Vegetable Curry (Yellow)

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 8

 Main Ingredients:

  •  vegetables
  •   onions
  •   cashew nuts
  •   carrots
  •   beans
  •   potato
  •   peas
  •   cauliflower


This is a special mixed vegetable curry that I usually make for parties. First time tasted it at a friend's place, who is a chef by profession.
  • sailu

    thank you swami iyer.yes,very true,hyderabadi cuisine uses a lot of onion and cashewnut paste and most dishes are rich too..:):)
    Its watermelon seeds and not pumpkin seeds which I used in the recipe.Happy cooking..:):)

  • swami iyer

    Sailu:One has to commend you for putting your heart and soul and posting so many recipes with colourful photos.
    In the past 15 months or so, I have also been experiencing the joy of transforming subzis by adding the brown onion paste and cashew/cream, cashew/yogurt ,…
    The onion paste appears in Avadhi cooking and Hyderabadi recipes. In the past ten days, I tried Gobi Mussalum ( whole cauliflower prep’n ) and a Baingan Kurma ( I added potato to this recipe that I spotted in some column dealing with Id preparations.Both were big hits with my family.

    By the way, when you indicate melon seeds to make the paste with cashew nuts, are you refer’g to watermelon seeds ? Mexican recipes use pumpkin seeds.

    Thanks again for spreading the joy of cooking.

    Kind regards
    Swami Iyer

  • nithya hari

    really a cool and a party dish. was really tired of the usual paneer kind of dishes…will surely try this next party…thanx a lot Sailu…..

  • Madhuri

    Wonderful dish but looks like alengthy process. Still want to try it as it has lots of nutritious values too with all kinds of veggies and cashew nut paste etc.

    Just 4 days back while browsing for something else i could see your site. From then on I am visiting daily.

    Thanks for a nice Party dish.

  • Veni

    Hi sailu,

    Tried ur vegetable kurma and it came out well.Its was so yummy.Thank you so much for the recipe .


  • Rama

    I went through the recipe. Sounds good. I want to try this for this weekend’s party. Just I am wondering what brown onion paste is??

    It’s nothing but sliced onions fried in a tbsp of oil till light brown, cooled and ground to a fine paste.

  • haritha

    really like it. everyone appreciates the food.

  • sarvani akella


    tomato perugu pachadi is delicious. when feel like having home\ food…….i check this site. do write more recipies which will be consumed by children with less spices and diff. in taste.

    sarvani akella,

  • leena

    hey can this be made with pumpkin seeds as well?

  • rati

    Hi Sailu,

    thanks for your efforts.
    1. can i use brown fried onion which we get in stores
    because i already have some in stock can i use that for gravies…
    2. also to this dish can i add paneer,
    3. can i use sunflower seeds will that make any taste difference

    • Sailu

      1. Yes, you can add store bought fried onion paste
      2. Yes, you can add paneer.
      3. Use sunflower seeds sparingly. It will thicken the curry.