Mixed Vegetables Paaya

Mixed Vegetables Paaya

I am trying my hardest to not complain, and to pretend its too comforting to eat vegetables:( But, in my mind there is no better food than animal protein:)It looks like an order to follow the meat and veg diet plan, like a rhythm in my cooking. The moment I decide, I want to cut down my animal instinct(of being so meat-a-holic), I don’t do my home work properly…yeah, something or rather comes up, and I am forced to travel!!! And you all know…how hard it is to pick lettuce and citrus in the restaurants, here…Oh my, don’t even think:(

This recipe was created on, one hell of a evening’ to calm down my senses for that ultimate cravings for Goat’s Meat Paaya!!! Well, I went kidding myself with another servings of mixed vegetables, from this disguise Veg Paaya…not to mention that, it was devastatingly late dinner! Verdict??? Please don’t ask a mad carnivore’ how the grass taste like?


Mixed Vegetables of your choice
Green chilies 3 slitted
Green chili 3 grated
Onion 1 grated
onion 1 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste few spoons
Turmeric powder 1 spoon
Coriander seeds powder 1 spoon
Mint leaves few chopped
Lemon juice few spoons(optional)
Coconut milk thick extract 1 cup
Bay leaves
Black cardamom 2
Cloves 3
Green cardamom 2
Cinnamon sticks 2-3
Oil few spoons.


Heat oil in a wide pan over medium-high heat, add whole spices…bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon & cardamom pods) saute for few minutes.

Followed by slitted chilies. Wait up to crackle. Then add chili and onion paste….fry until golden color.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw odor leaves the pan.

Stir-in turmeric and coriander powder.

Add vegetables, bring this to boil and stew like consistency.

Add a cup of coconut milk. Allow this boil.

Garnish with mint and cilantro leaves.

Serve warm to go with Aappams and Iddiappams.


25 Responses so far.

  1. simply.food says:

    This dish looks wholesome and healthy.Very colourful too.

  2. Asha says:

    Haha! You sound like my daughter whining about vegetables! ;D

    I do believe meat is the best source of protein but personally I like to eat meat may be once or twice a week, prefer to cook veggies other days.
    I have heard of Mutton Paya so much, never eaten it, must try and taste it in India.
    Veg dish looks good, with coconut milk it must taste great.

  3. Nitha says:

    i too make this often.. just to take in more veggies..

  4. Hema says:

    Making me feel hungry! Never tasted Paaya with Aappams…Worth to try:)

  5. Swathi says:


    This veggies paaya looks really good nice to be with appam similar to stew,

  6. Uma says:

    good idea of using paya recipe for vegetables :)

  7. I am not sure of verdict of a meat-a-holic, but it sure sounds great to me !!! :)

  8. This sounds great recipe..looks colorful.
    Anyways I am going to try this same recipe with mutton :)

  9. Satya says:

    hi Malar…Thanks for posting the vegetarian version of paaya,i heard of paaya a lot as it is very famous Hyderabadi dish n being a vegetarian i never tried it but now because of u i can taste the paaya :)

  10. U sound soo much like my hubby..whinning…for such a carnivore he is too.
    Between de recipe is good for de daily vege intake…but never made it into paya…new to me..never knew a vegetable paya ever existed.
    N hey thks for stopping by my blog…m very much here dear…came bk few mnths wit loads of new things on my head n no time to write.I am ..somewat.. regular wit my other blog.

  11. Faiza Ali says:

    You sound like my hubby..he is carnivorous and when I cook any vegetables..he says ”tigers don’t eat grass”so don’t give me any veggies :) And this is a nice way of consuming veggies.

  12. divya says:

    Mouthwatering curry and very healthy…thanks for sharing..

  13. Soma Pradhan says:

    ha ha Malar.. I am also on same page somewhere…Doctor has asked me reduce weight by cutting down meat, sweets and rice…but its only I know how I am controlling my urges

  14. niveditha says:

    Hey you have a very nice space.Am following you :)

  15. Cham says:

    Goat or veggie, when it comes to paaya i go for meat ! Good one!

  16. BeenaShylesh says:

    nice to serve with Aappams and Iddiappams……….loved the curry..i too also used to make this..

  17. Priya says:

    Never thought of making paaya with veggies, very interesting..

  18. Ana Powell says:

    As always a superb dish ♥

  19. Malar,,paaya nalla seithurukeenga parotta kku best combination dear… naan nethu thaan parotta vum veggie kuruma vum seithen..


  21. Shriya says:

    Very lovely dish malar. Feels like eating some with chapathi. Looks colorful and yummy!!!!!

  22. Sridevi says:

    Paaya with vegetables is looking good.

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