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Mixed Vegetables( chopped)-2cups( like beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, cauliflower etc).
Onion large( chopped)-1
Curry leaves- few
Tomato large( chopped)-1
Ginger and Garlic paste-1tbsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste

Grind to smooth paste
Fresh coconut shredded-1/4cup
Sombu/ Fennel seeds-1tbsp
Black Pepper-2tsp

For tempering
Green cardamon-2
Oil required

Heat oil in a kadai, when hot add the tempering ingredients and fry till the aroma of the whole spices rise. Now add the chopped onion and curry leaves and fry for few mins until onion turns transparent. Add the ginger and garlic paste and fry until the raw smell leaves. Next add the chopped mixed vegetables and stir fry for 5 mins. Now add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are mashed. Season the vegetables with red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add enough water to the vegetables and bring the mixture to boil. When gravy boils add the ground coconut paste. Reduce the heat and cook the chalna on low heat until the gravy thickens. Serve hot Vegetarian chalna with Biryani, Parotta or Chappati.


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