Vegetable Medley

Makes about 10 servings, ½ cup each.

Grated vegetables are used in this tasty side dish. You may use any mix of vegetable. It can be served as a spread too with crackers.

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 carrots
  • (2 cups green peas)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Seasonings:1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Urad split without peel dal
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped green coriander leaves


Trim and grate the cauliflower and carrots. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds. Cover the pot. As soon as the seeds start to pop, add the Urad dal. Add the remaining seasonings except lemon juice. Stir for a few seconds until ‘dal' is golden brown.

Stir in the grated vegetables and peas. Cook until they are tender but crisp, 5-10 minutes. Mix in lemon juice. Serve hot, garnished with green coriander leaves.


Variation: Use other vegetables such as cabbage and turnips. May also add grains like quinoa.

Per serving -

Nutritive Value: 43 calories, 1.5 g protein, 7 g carb, 2.6 g fiber, 1.6 g fat, 0 mg chol.

Food Group Exchange: 1 Vegetable, 1/8 Fat.