Recipe By Laxmi Laxman
Published Apr 24th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 167.5

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 Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 10 French-style green beans, chopped
  • 1 quart cold water
  • ½ cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes - blanched, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 sprig cilantro leaves, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place potatoes, carrots and green beans in the cold water. Allow to soak while you prepare the rest of the vegetables; drain.
  2. 2 In a microwave safe dish place the potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, salt and turmeric. Cook for 8 minutes.
  3. 3 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

  • Calories 167.5
  • Carbohydrate 29.8 g
  • Fat 4.3 g
  • Fiber 4.6 g
  • Protein 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 641.3 mg
  • Sugar 6.2 g


  1. I made this as a crockpot recipe and it worked great! I added two chicken breasts, cubed, to the recipe. I cooked the chicken breasts with the onions, cumin and mustard seed. Then I dumped everything in the crockpot together - uncooked veggies and all spices. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of - Read more ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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). - Read more ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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