Vegetable Kalvan

Vegetable Kalvan

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An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders.

This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy that holds an assortment of colourful and crunchy veggies like beans, carrots and cauliflower. A little bit of milk added to the gravy helps to balance the flavours and enhance the mouth-feel of this dish. Enjoy it hot with rice or rotis .

Vegetable Kalvan recipe - How to make Vegetable Kalvan

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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For the gravy

    For the gravy
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and sauté on a slow flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the desiccated coconut, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and the prepared gravy, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the vegetables, milk, garam masala, sugar, salt and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy152 cal
Protein2.7 g
Carbohydrates11.4 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat10.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A281.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C18.7 mg
Folic Acid18.3 mcg
Calcium58 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15.8 mg
Potassium171.6 mg
Zinc0.3 mg


Vegetable Kalvan
 on 13 Aug 16 10:14 AM

Tarla Dalal
13 Aug 16 10:31 AM
   Hi Rashmi , we are delighted you loved the Vegetable Kalvan recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Vegetable Kalvan
 on 12 May 15 03:56 PM

Wow, vegetable kalvan, a spicy coconut gravy, with perfectly cooked vegetables, the taste is very rich. This gravy can be eaten with plain stem rice or any roti.
Vegetable Kalvan
 on 29 Oct 12 11:38 AM

Mixed vegetables cooked in a spicy rich coconut gravy.