Tomato Gravy Braised Veggies Served On a Bed Of Steamed Brown Rice

This is a nutritious, healthy and a real comfort food. It has a  just right spice, if you are not well and want something tasty,  then you should definitely try this . You can make this with whatever veggies you have, there,  no need to use what I, have used. Its is a quick dish and it turns out really really good. This dish is also vegan and gluten free.
Well my daughter cleaned her plate.. it was so comforting and delicious.

Serves 2
For the Braised Veggies

6 - 8 Broccoli Florets - cut into small ones
1/2 of Each Red, Green & Yellow Capsicum - sliced
2 Tablespoons Celery - finely chopped
1 Cup Zucchini cubes
1 Small Onion - diced
1/2 + 1/2 Basque Chilly / Red Chilly - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Parsley - chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
1.1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

For the Tomato Gravy
3 Medium Tomatoes - blended
1 Large Potato - thinly sliced into half circles
1 Small Onion - finely chopped
4 Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
1 Green Chilly - chopped
1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Mixed herbs
1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Flakes
1 Cube Vegetable Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Level Coconut Milk Powder
1.1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
A Handful of Basil Leaves
1 Tablespoon Parsley - chopped

For the Steamed Rice
1 Cup Heaped Brown Basmati Rice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Oil

First Make the Steamed Rice
Wash the rice and place it in 5 cups to water to boil on high flame. When it comes to a rolling boil drain the water and keep just enough water to the level of the rice, add the salt and oil, stir it lightly and close with a lid, take 2 whistles on high flame. Your rice is done. When your ready to serve open the lid and fork it lightly.

For the Braised Veggies 

Heat a pan with oil. Add the onion & 1/2 the basque chilly, fry till the onion softens . Next add the three colored capsicum, zucchini, broccoli, salt, sugar, and pepper powder. Stir fry until they were mixed well. Cover it and let it cook in it's steam for 5 minutes.  The veggies should  be crisp so do not cook them till they are limp and soft. Remove it from the flame, added celery mix it and keep aside.

For the Tomato Gravy

Heat another pan with olive oil, fry the garlic till it releases an aroma.  Add the onions, 1/2 the chopped basque red chilly, green chilly and potatoes. Saute for a minute, cover and cook till the potatoes are half done.  Now add the blended tomatoes, mixed herbs, curry powder, red chilly flakes and a little water,  add the seasoning cube, cover and let the potatoes cook till done. 
Mix the coconut half cup water and add to the gravy, mix it well let this cook on a medium flame until the gravy thickens. Now add the fresh basil leaves (have used loads of basil leaves since I, have a plant in my kitchen garden.) and parsley to give this dish a beautiful aroma and taste. Take it off flame and it's ready to serve. 

To Serve

Place a mold of brown rice in the center of the plate. 
Top it with the braised vegetables and pour in the tomato potato gravy around the rice. 
Garnish it with parsley and basil leaves and enjoy this healthy, delicious,  perfect comfort meal.

You may also want to check this recipe

Brown Basmati Pulao
Labels : Brown Rice, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, Healthy, Main course, Tomato, Zucchini, Broccoli, Capsicum, Potato, Brown Rice, Coconut Milk
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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