Cook's Hideout: Nepali Mixed Vegetable Curry (Tarkari)

September 16, 2014

Nepali Mixed Vegetable Curry (Tarkari)

I love curries with mixed vegetables. My mom used to make them often when we were growing up and I was used to that concept of mixing different veggies to make a curry. I was surprised when one of my friend said she was not used to dishes were random veggies were mixed together to make a curry. I thought it was common in every household.
This curry is right up my alley and I really liked it when served with rice. But it will taste good even with roti. This curry is usually served with dal-bhat.
Nepali Mixed Vegetable Curry (Tarkari)

Recipe adapted from Zach's Travel Musings, here:
Green Beans - 2cups, chopped
Carrot - 2 small, chopped
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Ginger - ½" piece, finely grated
Garlic - 2 cloves, finely minced
Tomato - 2 medium, finely chopped
Red Chilies - 1, finely chopped
Ground Cumin - ½tsp
Red Chili powder - ½tsp (adjust as per taste)
Turmeric - ½tsp
Garam Masala - ½tsp
Salt - to taste

  • Steam or microwave the veggies until just tender.
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan; add the onions, ginger, garlic and red chilies. Cook till onions are lightly browned. Add the chopped tomatoes, ground cumin, turmeric, red chili powder and salt. Cook covered till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add the precooked veggies, mix well. Add ½ cup of water; cover and cook till the curry has a thick saucy consistency.
  • Finally add the garam masala, mix well and turn off the heat.
Nepali Mixed Vegetable Curry (Tarkari)
Check out the complete Nepali Thali here.


  1. Though I like mixed vegetables, my husband is not a big fan of it. There are certain vegetables I like to mix up. I don't mix beans & carrots but would not mind it all.

  2. Never tried beans and carrots together. Should try it sometime.

  3. simple and nice...this stir fry is best when served hot

  4. Somehow I have never ben very fond of mix veggies...but these look so fresh and inviting...comforting side dish.

  5. pictures make the colors of the veg stand out so good

  6. I too prefer beans mixed with carrots . Looks yum.

  7. Whenever i have little of all veggies, i make this stir-fry. Looks very colorful!!

  8. Same as Priya, all the left over bits and pieces of veggies go into a curry. Your curry looks so good Pavani...


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