Diwani Handi (Traditional Hyderabadi Mixed Vegetable Curry)

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Diwani Handi (Traditional Hyderabadi Mixed Vegetable Curry)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cup each of chopped mixed veggies (Carrot, radish, beans, cauliflower, green peas, eggplants)

  • 2 tbsp. oil

  • 1

  • 2 green cardamoms

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 1

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 2 green chilies, slit

  • 1-2 bunches fresh fenugreek leaves, chopped

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp. coriander-cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder


  • Make a paste of the ginger and garlic. Mix with all the powdered spices (except salt) along with some water. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a handi / kadai / pan and temper with cumin seeds, cinnamon and cardamoms. Give it a stir and add the onions. Saute till it is light brown.
  • Now add the spice paste and fry on a medium flame till the oil separates. Add all the veggies, green chilies and salt.
  • Mix well and cook, covered for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped fenugreek leaves and combine everything well. Cover and cook, by stirring at intervals till the veggies are almost done.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and continue to cook, covered for another 2 minutes. When done, add the crushed kasuri methi and mix well.