Veggie Filling

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Makes 3-4 cups

This colourful, healthy and delicious vegetable mixture works beatifully as a filling for veggie samosas, buns and sandwiches.

medium onion, finely diced
medium carrots, cubed small or chopped in a processor
1 cup
medium potatoes, peeled and cubed small
2 tbsp.
chopped limro/curry leaves
chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp.
rai/mustard seeds
1 tbsp. oil + 1 tbsp. butter
green chillis, chopped
1 tsp.
tomato paste/puree
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
pinch of tandoori masala
1/4-1/2 cup
(or as needed)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt to taste

Boil the potato cubes until tender and drain.  Set aside.

If the peas are large, blitz them once in a processor just to chop them up slightly so they cook more evenly.  This is easier to do with frozen peas.

Heat the oil and butter in a pan, add the rai/mustard seeds.  When they pop, add the limro/curry leaves followed by the chopped onions.  Stir-fry until they become translucent (do not brown them), then add the garlic paste and the green chillies.

Next add the peas.  Fry them for a minute on low heat, stirring regularly, then add the carrots and sprinkle some salt.

Cook for a few minutes on low heat, giving an occasional stir.  You can add a little water as needed whenever the mixture begins to stick to the bottom of the pan.

When the veggies begin to soften, add the tomato paste/puree and powdered spices.  Stir and keep cooking until everything softens.  Lastly, add the cubed boiled potatoes and the chopped fresh coriander.  Adjust salt and squeeze in the lemon juice, then stir to combine.

Make sure the mixture dries off completely so that there is no excess moisture.

Allow to cool on a plate/tray and then store to use as needed.  This amount would fill approximately 20 samosas or buns.

Enjoy!  :)


we have to boil potatoes and then cube them na?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I normally cut the potato up into cubes and then boil them and drain, but either way works. You can boil the whole potato and then peel and cube...whichever method works for you.

Assalam alaikum,
Is it okay to omit the mustard seeds as I don't have any? And can curry leaves be substituted with dry curry leaves? Thanks in advance!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes you can leave out the mustard seeds and yes you can use dry curry leaves.

I always look into your website before i prepare anything new.its always a very big help.jezakallah khair!
According to the above recipe is there a way for me to make tomato puree at home using tomatoes?

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W/Salaam, thank you! Yes, you can make tomato puree/paste by peeling and deseeding tomatoes, blending them and then cooking them over very low heat until completely dried and thickened into a dark red paste.