Vegetable lababdar

Lababdar is a mughalai thick gravy dish  with nut paste.

Ingredients

 Potato     – cut into small pieces – 1 cup
 Carrot     -cut in to small pieces- 1 cup
 Beans     -cut in to small pieces – 1 cup
 Cauliflower- cut in to small pieces- 1 cup
 Capsicum – cut in to small pieces-  1 cup

Oil        – 1/2 cup

Ginger chopped – 1 tbsp
Onion chopped -1/2 cup
Green chilli chopped – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds    – 1 tsp
Tomato cut in to small pieces – 1/2 cup

Cardamom – 6 nos
cloves        – 6 nos
Cinnamon    – 4 pieces
Mace -6 nos

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Chilli powder       – 1 tbsp
Kasuri methi        – 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder   – 1 tsp

Cashewnut paste  – 1 cup
Salt as needed
Water     2 cups
Coriander leaves as needed
Method
Cook potato, carrot, beans,cauliflower and capsicum and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan add. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger, onion, green chillies. Saute well. When onion is transparent, add tomato, when tomatoes are mashed, add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and mace. Saute them well. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and kasuri methi. when the masalas are slightly heated, add water and allow it to boil. Add cooked vegetables and salt. When the water starts to boil, add cashew paste. When the gravy starts to thicken, switch off the stove. garnish with coriander leaves and serve.  

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