North Indian Vegetarian Main Course SpecialJain Cuisine
Black Chick Peas in Bottle Gourd based Gravy (Kala Chana Tariwali Sabzi) (Jain/No Onion-Garlic)
Black Chick Peas are called Kala Chana in Hindi & Nalla Senagalu in Telugu
Black Chick Peas (Kala Chana)-
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil-
mix of Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom
Bottle Gourd (Doodhi/Lauki)- finely Grated
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder- 1/2 Tsp. (optional)
Red Chilli Powder- 1 Tsp.
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 Tsp.
Coriander Powder- 1 Tbsp.
Cumin Powder- 1/2 Tsp.
Salt- To Taste
Cashew Nut & Melon Seeds Paste-
Fresh Roma Tomatoes- 4 Medium
Fresh Tomato Puree-
Fresh Coriander Leaves- a few Sprigs
One of the Tasty experiments I tried without Onion-Garlic in the Gravy for the Festival Days when we get bored of eating the Same Tamarind Pulihora or Lemon Rice with Vadas etc.!!
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