This is my go to vegetable sauce. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s delicious! It’s the perfect match for boiled white rice.
Take a break from fried tomato stew and try the Mixed Vegetable Sauce today.
The vegetables below are my favourite combination of vegetables to use but feel free to remove some of them and add your favourite vegetables.
Just make sure that there’s carrot in there because it gives this vegetable sauce a rich delicious taste.
Green bell pepper
red bell pepper
6 lumps of chicken (soft chicken)
1 tablespoon corn flour/starch (thickener)
1 teaspoon thyme
2 big stock cubes
2 teaspoons Nigerian curry powder
Salt to taste
NOTES ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
I use the soft chicken (cockerel or rooster) for this sauce because the sauce tastes better with it.
If you are in the USA, use corn starch. If you are in Nigeria, make sure the corn flour you use is very fine. The corn flour sold in Nigerian markets are not so fine.
The curry powder used in this sauce is the curry powder used in Nigerian recipes NOT the hot and spicy Indian curry.
BEFORE YOU COOK THE MIXED VEGETABLE SAUCE
1. Rinse all your vegetables very well. Scrape the carrot.
2. Cut the mushrooms into thin slices
3. Divide the onion into 2. Cut half into small pieces and cut the other half into long thin slices.
4. Cut the red and green peppers into long thin slices.
5. Cut the carrot into thin half moons.
1. Set the pieces of chicken in a pot.
2. Add the stock cubes (crushed), thyme and the half of the onion that you cut into tiny pieces.
3. Pour water to the same level as the contents of the pot and start cooking on high heat.
4. While that is cooking, mix the corn flour/starch with a small quantity of water to get the consistency of evaporated milk. Or a little bit more watery than evaporated milk.
5. When the chicken is cooked, take them off from the pot and set aside.
Leave the stock (water from cooking the chicken) in the pot.
6. Add the curry powder, the carrot and mushrooms
7. Stir, cover and continue cooking, again on high heat.
8. Once it boils, add the peppers and the other half of the onion.
9. Stir and continue cooking for 90 seconds.
10. Add the thickener. Stir and add the chicken.
11. Stir and add salt if necessary and it’s done!
You need to be careful so you don’t overcook the vegetables. Serve with boiled white rice.
Enjoy your vegetable sauce.