Mixed Vegetables with Hemp Seed and Peanut Gravy

It was one of those day where I had small quantities of different veggies in my fridge. I thought I’ll make something with baby potatoes. Then I  saw the chopped cabbage, and corn and that single chayote. And this is what it resulted in.. totally made up on the go!

What you’ll need:

  • Baby Potatoes (quartered) – 10
  • Chayote (chopped into large pieces) – 1
  • Cabbage (chopped) – 1/4
  • Corn Kernels – from 1 1/2 cobs
  • Garlic – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Green Chilies – 3
  • Cilantro – small bunch
  • Hemp Seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


1. Place the Potatoes in a large pot. Add half cup water, cover the pot and let cook for about 6-7 mins on medium-low.

2. Add the remaining vegetables and cover the pot and cook for another 6-7 minutes, until done.

3. In the meantime add the Garlic, Ginger, Green Chilies, Cilantro, hemp seeds, peanuts, turmeric and Salt to a blender and grind to a smooth paste.

4. Add the ground paste to the vegetables and cook covered for about 4-5 minutes. Enjoy!

I often use hemp seeds in place of coconut in south Indian cooking. It gives a nice creamy consistency. Its also a good alternative to peanuts in cooking.

We had it as a side dish with Rice..