{Recipe} North Indian Style Pan Fried Mix Vegetables

When mom is busy, cooking has to be quick n easy! Agree or not? Let me introduce you to a fast recipe that has health as well as taste and can be multi-purpose. It’s my version of North Indian Style Pan Fried Mix Vegetables AKA Tawa Sabji.

Read on.

Preparation Time: 15-20 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Diet: Suitable for vegetarians. Option to make Vegan.


  • Wash, clean, dry and chop vegetables.
  • I used potato, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower and tomatoes. You can add beans, corn as well.
  • Keep Paneer AKA Cottage cheese out of the fridge.
  • Make ginger-garlic paste and keep ready.
  • Keep all the spices handy – coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, Paneer tikka masala, red Chilli powder, turmeric.
  • Marinate all the vegetables in a mix of yoghurt, add salt as per taste and all the spices mentioned above. After marination, you can refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes (optional)

Actual Cooking:

  • Add ghee AKA clarified butter to the pan. You can use oil too but I preferred Ghee because it will add a very nice aroma to the veggie.

  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida.
  • After cumin seeds flutter, add a dash of turmeric, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder and ginger-garlic paste.
  • Fry for a while and when you smell the aroma, add marinated vegetables.

  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cover the pan with the lid. After 5-7 minutes, check and mix the vegetables well.

  • After some minutes, check again and it should be done. I keep it a bit crunchy and don’t let it become too soft.
  • Serve with hot Chapati, Prata (paratha) or Rice or Pilaf (pulao)

**** All the ingredients are easily available at any of the Indian stores around your residence.

Nutritional Values: Vegetables provide all the necessary nutrients like Vitamin A, B, K, Potassium, Iron. Paneer AKA Cottage Cheese is a great source of protein and spices have their own benefits like anti-inflammatory, help in digestion and so on. If you want to make a vegan variant of the same dish, use alternatives of ghee and paneer.

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37 comments on “{Recipe} North Indian Style Pan Fried Mix Vegetables”

  1. stylevicksen Reply

    Looks really good and sounds so easy to make! I love all the spices you used.

    Nicole V

  2. thechitownchica Reply

    That looks so good and definitely like something I can make fast and easily. My biggest time drain is always the food prep, I hate doing it and I feel like it double my time in the kitchen when I just want to have dinner and get back to my super busy schedule. Love the low level of food prep here, but still super healthy result. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Joanna Reply

    The recipe sounds delicious! I love trying to cook Indian food and while I do make quite a lot of curries, I didn’t try yet to make dry recipes, that don’t have sauce. I might try this one soon.

  4. Nina Reply

    Wow I was just thinking about how I need to get out of my cooking rut today. The only issue is I live in Spain and don’t think we have an Indian grocery store. There are only two Indian restaurants in the city I live in and in general not a large Indian population.

  5. Cia Black Reply

    I do a lot of meal prep when the children’s sports start up. Freezer meals have become a lifesaver for me, so that the kids are still getting a nice balanced meal.

  6. Lyosha Reply

    The recipe looks fab! It’s easy to make and looks delicious! I absolutely cook it as close as I can to your recipe.

  7. Travel Tips Reply

    I love the Indian food. there is a diffrent between the north indian and the south Indian one, but I have noticed that the north Indian is less spicy!

  8. Candy Rachelle Reply

    This easy and quick recipe looks so delightful and tasty. I will definitely try to make this on weekend. I really love to try new recipes for my family.

  9. thenafranssen Reply

    Wow, these look amazing, and fairly simple as well. I am always looking for new ways to cook up some veggies!

  10. Marie Reply

    This looks delicious! I love veggies! I would probably make this during a cold evening and read a good book while eating.

  11. ktmommyscene Reply

    This looks pretty tasty. I’ve never heard of Ghee though, is it much different than butter?

  12. AnnMarie John Reply

    I’ve never tried this kind of stir fry before! I love learning new recipes especially the ones that are packed with flavor and easy to make! Thanks for this one.

  13. Preet@thevelvetlife Reply

    This looks so delicious and yes healthy. I do make the mix vegetables the other way without marinating, it does take me more time to cook. I will have to try your recipe.

  14. Hey Sharonoox Reply

    Totally agree that homemade food is the best. I don’t think I’ve ever cook with ghee before but I’m curious to give it a try. I love indian food and this looks yummy!

  15. Cia Black Reply

    I do a lot of meal prep when the children’s sports start up. Freezer meals have become a lifesaver for me, so that the kids are still getting a nice balanced meal.

  16. keisha1989 Reply

    The final product look so yummy and i love that its both yummy and healthy at the same time. I have to try this.

  17. Corinne and Kirsty Reply

    This looks so appetizing and healthy. I need to eat more veggies so this would be the perfect way to start!

  18. acraftymix Reply

    That looks delicious Shubhada. We really struggle to find ghee here in South Africa. There are only a few shops in certain areas that sell it and I do so love the flavor that it adds to a dish. It’s so much richer, if that’s the right word

  19. Emily Reply

    Thanks for sharing this simple and easy-to-prepare recipe. We are enjoying a long weekend in Malaysia. Time to get into the kitchen!

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