Oil-Free Sponge Gourd With Garbanzo Beans

OIL-FREE SPONGE GOURD WITH GARBANZO BEANS

Hi, my dear friends.Welcome to my food corner again. Today I will make a simple healthy and tasty recipe of Sponge Gourd With Garbanzo Beans curry which is oil-free. It just needs some basic ingredients and less of your time to prepare. I make it in my kitchen and it is liked by all, being healthier. So I suggest that all of you too try it sometime in your kitchens. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:

  1. Sponge Gourd -1 kg
  2. Garbanzo Beans -200 gms
  3. Onions -2
  4. Minced Garlic -1 tsp
  5. Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
  6. Green Chillies -2
  7. Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  8. Paprika -1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  10. Five Spice -1 tsp
  11. Bay Leaf -1
  12. Lemon Juice -2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the sponge gourd into small pieces. Chop the onions and green chilies. Soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil it.

Step 2

IMG-5269In a kadhai add the five spice, bay leaf and let it splutter. Dry roast it. Then add the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for three minutes till the onions are half fried. Now, add in the minced garlic and ginger paste and fry for two minutes. Now add the spice mix, salt, turmeric powder, paprika, cumin powder,garam masala and fry everything till it loses its rawness.

Step 3

IMG-5271.JPGNow add the chopped veggie and some water. When the water in the dish evaporates and the veggie is cooked, add the boiled garbanzo beans and saute it for five minutes until the beans are lightly fried. Finally, when the veggie and beans are properly sauteed, switch off the gas and let the dish cool. Lastly, add  2 tsps of lemon juice to the dish.

Our Oil-Free Sponge Gourd And Garbanzo Beans Curry is done. Serve it with hot chapatis(Indian flatbread), paranthas or with rice, dal and a homemade chutney, preferably mango chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

Sponge Gourd With Split Bengal Gram

SPONGE-GOURD WITH SPLIT BENGAL GRAM 

Hello and welcome again. Today I’m sharing a very healthy greens and lentil recipe which is unique, super healthy and equally tasty. It can be had with chapatis or steamed rice and dal. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:

  1. Sponge Gourd – 1 kg.
  2. Split Bengal gram(soaked for 3 hours) – 2 tbsp.
  3. Onions (big,finely chopped) – 2
  4. Five Spices(for tempering) – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Whole Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
  10. Chopped Coriander leaves – for garnish.

STEPS

Step 1 

Scrape and wash the sponge gourd. Cut it in small pieces.

Step 2

Heat a heavy bottom vessel and add the vegetable oil to it. Add the five spices and when the oil crackles add the whole red chilli flakes and add the onions.

Step 3 

Half-fry the onions and add the cut sponge gourd and soaked split Bengal gram to it. Now add salt and turmeric powder to it and adding a little bit of water(1/2 cup), cover the vessel and let it cook on medium flame.

Step 4 

When the water lessens add the garam masala and cook the vegetables till they get dry.

Step 5

Garnish the vegetables with chopped coriander. Serve it with the main course.

Do try the recipe at home. Share your feedback and comments. Have a great week everyone. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!