Totk Curry Recipe: A Flavorful Delight from the Heart of India

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Totk Curry, a beloved dish from the heart of India, is a celebration of aromatic spices and wholesome ingredients.

Whether you’re a seasoned curry enthusiast or a curious food explorer, this recipe promises a symphony of flavors that will transport you to bustling Indian kitchens.


Let’s embark on this culinary journey!


2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, peas)

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, pureed

2 green chilies, slit

1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon red chili powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


Heavy-bottomed pan or kadai

Wooden spatula

Mixing bowl


Prepare the Vegetables:

Wash and peel the carrots and potatoes.

Cut them into bite-sized pieces.

Break the cauliflower into florets.

Rinse the peas if using fresh ones.

Sauté the Aromatics:

Heat oil in the pan.

Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Add chopped onions and green chilies.

Sauté until onions turn golden brown.

Stir in ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.

Add Spices:

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well.

Pour in the tomato puree and cook until oil separates.

Cook the Vegetables:

Add the mixed vegetables to the pan.

Season with salt.

Cover and cook on low heat until vegetables are tender (about 15-20 minutes).

Serve and Garnish:

Transfer the Totk Curry to a serving bowl.

Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice or Indian bread (roti).

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: Approximately 180

Fiber: Rich in dietary fiber

Vitamins: Contains vitamins A, C, and K

Minerals: Provides potassium and iron

Health Benefits:

Digestive Aid:

The fiber in vegetables aids digestion and promotes gut health.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.

Immune Boost:

Vitamins A and C support the immune system.

Garlic and ginger enhance immunity.


Potassium helps regulate blood pressure.

A heart-healthy choice due to low saturated fat content.

Antioxidant Power:

Tomatoes and spices provide antioxidants.

Protects cells from oxidative damage.


Can I use frozen vegetables?

Yes, frozen mixed vegetables work well.

Can I adjust the spice level?


Add more or less chili powder as per your preference.

Can I make it vegan?

Replace ghee with oil for a vegan version.

Can I add coconut milk?


Coconut milk adds richness.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, Totk Curry freezes well for up to a month.

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