Tinda is a very common North Indian dish and tastes awesome when prepared with appropriate spices. This amazing vegetable is often ignored as Tinda does not have any taste of its own. Today I will show you how you can make Zero Oil Tinde Ki Sabji that is very much palatable and healthy.
This recipe is suitable for anyone who wants to lose weight, reduce cholesterol and reverse heart ailments. Yes that's right, heart disease can be reversed (Dr. Dean Ornish has already proved that). So if you follow right diet and maintain discipline you will surely get the results.
So back to the topic. Let's have a quick look at the ingredients needed to make Oil free Tinde ki bhaji.
Ingredients needed to make Tinde ki Sabji without Oil
1.) Nicely cut Tinda
2.) Boiled Potato
3.) Turmeric Powder
4.) Red Chili Powder
5.) Coriander Powder
6.) Cumin Powder
7.) Ginger and Garlic Paste
8.) Salt to taste
9.) Chopped coriander Leaves
10.) 2 finely chopped Tomatoes
11.) 3 Whole Green Chilies
14.) Bay Leaves (Tejpatta)
15.) Chopped Onions
16.) Low Fat Curd
17.) Tomato Puree
How to make Zero Oil Tinde ki Sabji ?
Step 1: Heating and Sauteing
Pre heat the Non Stick Pan
Start by adding Cardamom, Bay Leaves and Cloves.
Keep Sautéing it until the Bay leaves are mild brown.
Step 2: Roasting!
Add 2 chopped onions
3 Green Chilies
Saute it until its light brown
Add Tomato Puree
Include some salt to taste and sauté the mixture for a while.
Add some ginger garlic paste.
Mix it well and keep sautéing it so that the mixture does not stick.
Step 3: Time to add some spices!
Start adding the spices one after the other.
We'll include, Red chili Powder, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder and Cumin Powder.
Mix it well and keep sautéing it.
Make sure it does not stick to the Pan, we want to roast it evenly.
In the process if it sticks, add some water (approx. 1 teaspoon)
Step 4: It's Cooking time...
Once the spices are roasted nicely, add some water and put the Lid for 5 mins approx.
Open the lid and mix it.
Make sure the strong fragrance of Masala goes away (This may be a challenge for first time zero oil cookers).
If the masala smell does not go away, add some water and let it cook for some more time by covering it with Lid.
After couple of minutes open the Lid and add Tinda.
Add the boiled potatoes.
Time to add Low fat curd now, add some curd and mix it well.
Step 5: Cover it with Lid
Let it cook for 3-5 mins.
Your 100% Zero oil tendi ki sabji is ready to be served with Phulka/Chapati.