firstly, in a large kadai heat butter and saute vegetables along with salt.
furthermore add capsicum and continue to saute.
cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
remove and keep aside.
further, in a kadai heat butter.
add bay leaf and cumin seeds. saute till they turn aromatic.
also add in tomato - cashew paste.
saute for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
saute till the tomato paste thickens and oil separates from sides.
also add in spices, sugar and salt to taste.
saute on low flame for a minute.
furthermore add 1.5 cups of water.
mix well and get to a boil.
add fried vegetables and mix well.
cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
further add cream, garam masala, kasuri methi and coriander leaves.
finally, serve veg makhanwala with roti, naan or kulcha.