Heat a pan and saute all the spices until it gives a light aroma.
Let them cool and ground them in mortar and pestle or lightly crush them in a mixer.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add in the spice mixture and give it a stir. Do this on medium to slow flame, or else they will burn.
Now add the bay leaves, vegetables and mix.
Add the green chillies, sugar, salt, turmeric and mix everything.
Pour enough water and milk and let the vegetables cook on slow.
Let this cook until the vegetables are done and the water is almost dried up.