Heat oil in a pot. Add the whole spices first, the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaf. Fry in the oil for 1 minute. Then add ginger garlic paste followed by onions and saute until the onions are translucent in color.
Once the spices are fried add the vegetables. (You can add any combination of vegetables from what's available in your fridge).
Now add all the dry spice powders, salt, coconut milk, and stir.
Let this cook on a medium flame for 30 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through.
Serve with steamed rice.