Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe

Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe

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The buttery taste and luscious mouth-feel of the gravy makes Vegetable Makhanwala an ever-popular favourite. It is an item that features on the menu of most restaurants and in wedding spreads as well – and has earned a good share of fame across the world.

Here we present Vegetable Makhanwala with a few Jain-friendly twists. We have done away with root veggies and used cabbage instead of onions.

The result is a recipe that is as good as the original but absolutely acceptable for Jains. Enjoy this yummy vegetable preparation with phulkas , rotis or naan
You can also try other Jain recipes like the Jain Pav Bhaji and the French Beans Foogath .

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Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe recipe - How to make Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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For The Tomato Mixture
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
3/4 cup diagonally cut and blanched french beans
3/4 cup diagonally cut and blanched carrot
1/4 cup boiled green peas
a pinch of garam masala
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
For the tomato mixture

    For the tomato mixture
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the cabbage and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the prepared tomato mixture, garam masala, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the vegetables, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy120 cal
Protein3.6 g
Carbohydrates12.7 g
Fiber4.6 g
Fat6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1080.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C39.4 mg
Folic Acid44.7 mcg
Calcium86.4 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium56.9 mg
Potassium195.4 mg
Zinc0.6 mg

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Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe
 on 15 May 19 08:53 AM

Mam jains do not eat carrot as well..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Heenal, Some jains do eat carrots. You can skip adding carrots if you wish to.
16 May 19 11:51 AM
Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe
 on 25 Dec 17 07:38 PM

I tried the recipe today,it was good but the gravy thickness was less ....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Anvitha.. If you find the thickness less.. you can cook it for some more time.. till you get desired thickness.
26 Dec 17 08:32 AM
Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe
 on 02 Nov 17 11:14 AM

I have tried this recipe. it tastes really awesome.. we can''t imagine recipes without onion & garlic but if u try this dish, u will love Jain preparations. Thanks Tarla Dalal ji. You are great as usual. We miss you a lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked it. Happy Cooking !!
02 Nov 17 12:33 PM
Vegetable Makhanwala ( Jain Recipe)
 on 02 Jan 17 07:52 PM

Today tried this receipe. Very tasty. Ideal as side dish for Roti,Puri.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked it. Happy Cooking !!
03 Jan 17 08:36 AM