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Indian style Veggie Dip

This Indian style veggie dip is packed with veggies and tastes spicy and delicious served with crackers or pita chips. Great to serve as an appetizer.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Mixed vegetables, very finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Butter or Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Red Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Kitchen King Masala (add a little more, if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tsp Tomato Ketchup
  • To taste salt
  • As needed Cilantro, chopped
  • As needed Mozzarella or other cheese, grated
  • 24 Crackers (I used wholewheat Ritz crackers)

Instructions

Make the Veggie Topping:

  • Boil, steam or microwave the veggies until tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions, green chilies and cook until the onions are translucent, about 2~3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato and cook till mushy, about 2~3 minutes.
  • Next add the cooked veggies and cook for 4~5 minutes.
  • Stir in the red chili powder, kitchen king masala, ketchup and salt. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro. Cool slightly.

To serve:

  • Top each cracker with 1~2tsp veggie topping and grates cheese. Enjoy!!

Notes

  • I used carrot, green beans and green peas in the recipe. But cabbage, any colored peppers, cauliflower etc would also work great in this recipe.
  • Since this is an appetizer, it is important to chop the veggies really fine. So there are no big chunks when eating.
  • Also make sure that the veggies are chopped almost the same size for even cooking.
  • Veggie mixture for the topping can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Microwave until hot just before serving.
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