Friday, 5 October 2012

Pepper Vegetables - Chettinad Sytle

I am a crazy fan of Chettinad recipes. Tried to make a few at home. But nothing matches the taste of homemade authentic ones. Have had the fortune of eating some awesome dishes when a friend's mom cooked for us when we were in US.

This is a spin off from the chettinad pepper chicken. I used the recipe from Vah re Vah. I really love Sanjay Thumma. His enthusiasm is super infectious.

I cannot say enough to recommend this dish. We were all going ga ga over it.


Cauliflower 1 (I had a very small one)
Potato 2
Peas 1/2 cup
Onion 1 big finely chopped
Tomato 2 finely chopped
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 4 pods
Jeera 1 tsp
Saunf 1 tsp
Bay Leaf 2
Clove 2
Cardamom 2
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Pepper 1.5 tsp crushed
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Pluck the cauliflower into small florets. Steam in microwave for a few minutes till it is cooked, but holds shape

2. Cook the potatoes as well. Either boil or use microwave. it cooks in 4 minutes in a microwave. Just turn once in between.

3. Steam the peas in the microwave for a few minutes

4. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera, saunf, bay leaf, clove, cardamom and cinnamon.

5. When it sizzles, add onions and saute till it is golden brown.

6. Add turmeric and ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of minutes.

7. Add tomatoes and cook well till it well done and oil starts to ooze. Leave for a couple more minutes.

8. Add salt and the cooked potatoes, cauliflower and peas. Also add the freshly crushed pepper. Mix everything together and cook for a couple more minutes

Serve with roti or appam

Linking this to South Indian Cooking - Event by Anu, Hosted by Sangee


  1. love the flavor of pepper.. perfect with roti..

  2. Healthy stir fry... Lovely addition of all veggies

  3. i too love Chettinad recipes n this sounds very spicy n flavorful...yummy h ehalthy veg saute!!
    Thanks Roshini for this lovely entry to My ongoing Event!!

  4. loved this flavourful and spicy dish..very similar to my style of cooking !



  5. Looks do delicious love it and colorful too

    Cook like Priya

  6. Have not made anything without chillies depending just on pepper spice..aweeeeeessssooooommmmeee!!!

  7. Wow..I love peppery flavor in stir fries..Loved this totally,Roshni:)
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  8. Nicely done

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  9. i am pro pepper and did you say chettinad Rosh? Cos i tend to fall in love with any one who cooks chettinad well. First its Radhi now its you

  10. I love the chettinad flavors, there is something irresistable with the saunf, cloves, cardamon combo.