Vegetables in Tomato Gravy

Tarla.Dalal's picture

Dec. 18, 2013

The highlight of this recipe, as the name suggests, is the abundant use of tomatoes. Moreover, a varied bunch of veggies are used -- ranging from ladies finger and drumsticks to french beans and potatoes. You can try other combinations depending on what vegetables you have in stock. The gram flour plays an interesting role in perfecting the consistency and balancing the sourness.


Tomatoes 4 Cup (64 tbs) , roughly chopped
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
French beans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut into 1 inch pieces
Cluster beans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut into 1 inch pieces
Drumsticks 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut into 2 inch pieces
Potato 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cubed
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 2 Pinch
Gram flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Curry leaves 5
Salt To Taste
Green chili 2 , slit lengthwise
Ginger green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
Lady finger 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , cut into 2 inch pieces
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)



1. In a frying pan, add tomatoes along with water (2 cup), cook until the tomatoes are tender. Allow to cool. Once cold, puree in a mixer.

2. In another pan boil water (2 cup). Once the water starts boiling, add french beans, cluster beans and drumsticks, cook over high flame for 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Add potatoes, cook for another few minutes until potatoes are tender.

4. In a wok, heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fry until crackling. Add asafoetida, wait for few seconds. Add gram flour and cook for a while, add curry leaves, cook for few seconds.

5. Add in the tomato gravy and the cooked vegetables, cook stirring for 5 to 7 minutes. Add salt, green chili, ginger green chili paste and lady finger, allow to cook for few minutes. Add sugar and garam masala.


6. Serve with rice or paratha.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 158Calories from Fat 68

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 124 mg5.17%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet