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Simply Spiced Seasonal Vegetables

Also known as "tarkari handi"
Simply Spiced Seasonal Vegetables
Courtesy of Hari Ghotra

This recipe can be made with any seasonal vegetables you have in your fridge—the more colorful, the better. This fresh and vibrant side dish has a speck of spices and goes well with anything you serve it with. 

Recipe courtesy of Hari Ghotra

Ready in
20 m
5 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)


  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cauliflower florets
  • 5 broccoli florets
  • 6 baby corn, chopped into 3 pieces each
  • 5 asparagus, chopped into 3 pieces each
  • 10 green beans, chopped into 3 pieces each
  • 1 Teaspoon butter
  • Handful of spinach
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of crushed black pepper
  • Juice half a lemon


Heat water in a pan and blanch the cauliflower, broccoli, baby corn, asparagus and green beans for a minute or so, just to soften. Remove and run under cold water.

Heat oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds. Once fragrant, add the mushrooms and saute for just a minute. Add the remaining vegetables except the spinach.

Toss the vegetables to heat thoroughly for a few minutes.

Add the butter, then add the spinach. Toss all the vegetables together. Add a little salt and crushed black pepper.

Squeeze in a little lemon juice and remove from the heat, check the seasoning, and serve.