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Vegetable Makhanwala (No Onion- No Garlic)

Though I have heard a lot about Jain food, I never tried making them at home. The other day, when one of my readers requested for such recipes, I decided to give it a try. Needless to say, the recipe was great. Simple to make, different yet tasty. Yet another Tarla Dalal recipe . :) Vegetable Makha


  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 3 Peppercorns
  • 2 - 3 Cloves
  • 10 Cinnamon (2 inch sticks)
  • 2 - 3 Cardamoms Green
  • 3 chillies Dried red
  • 1/2 teaspoon methi Kasoori
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Cornflour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk (I used thick)
  • 2 tablespoons Cashewnut powder
  • 3 tablespoons Butter


  • Boil water in a pan and immerse the tomatoes in it for one minute. Remove, de-skin and deseed tomatoes and chop finely. Keep aside.
  • Heat the butter in a pan, add peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, red chillies and dry fenugreek leaves. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mashed.
  • Add the tomato sauce and boiled vegetables and mix well. Dissolve the cornflour in the coconut milk and add to the gravy.
  • Add the xbd cup water and bring tc a boil. Add the salt and cashewnut powder. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with the coriander.