Subzi Pasanda (Zero Oil & Weight Loss Recipe) by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 23, 2013

True to the name, "subzi pasanda" is a veggie dish you will love! Calorie-laden cashew nut paste is replaced with a healthy paste made with cauliflower and onions. Serve hot with whole wheat parathas for a healthy meal.


For the paste
Low fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (99.7% fat
Sliced onions 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Grated cauliflower 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cinnamon stick 1 (dalchini)
Cloves 1
Green chilies 2
Ginger 1 Inch (adrak)
Garlic cloves 2 (lehsun)
Other ingredients
Low fat milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (99.7% fat
Low fat yogurt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Bengal gram flour 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Fenugreek leaves 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Boiled mixed vegetables 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , chopped (carrots , french beans , potatoes , cauliflower , green peas)
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)




1. In a deep non stick kadai, combine together all the paste ingredients and simmer for 8- 10 minutes, until onions are soft and almost all liquid has been evaporated.

2. Now make a smooth paste by blending in the mixer.


3. In a bowl, combine together milk, besan, and yogurt, and whisk well until there are no lumps.

4. Add cumin seeds to hot kadai and dry roast them for a few seconds before adding dried fenugreek leaves and dry roasting them. Now add the prepared paste and sauté for a minute or two, before adding milk-curd-besan mixture.

5. Cook for a minute and add half cup of water, salt, and garam masala. Cook for 3-4 minutes and add mixed vegetables and coriander. Cook for a couple of minutes and turn off heat.


6. Serve the dish hot with parathas.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 145Calories from Fat 11

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 213 mg8.88%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet