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Preparation method of Santula

What is it?

Santula is a non spicy vegetable curry made of watery vegetables like Green Papaya (Kancha Amruta Bhanda), Pumpkin (Boitalu) and gourd vegetables like Snake Gourd (Badi Potala), Ridge Gourd (Jahni) and Potato (Alu) & Brinjal (Baigana). You can choose any one or two type of vegetable along with potato and can also add milk on it when the vegetables are 80% boiled to get the real taste of it.

Health Tips: Santula is highly recommended for people having gastric, Piles and to women during pregnancy and women with new born babies which helps creating breast milk.

Ingredients

  • 50gm brinjal (baigana)
  • 50gm potato (alu)
  • 50gm ridge-gourd (jahni)
  • 50gm raw papaya (kancha amrutabhanda)
  • other green or red vegetables may also be used (not the leafy ones).
  • 1 onion
  • 7-8 garlic cloves – chopped into small pieces (kata rasuna)
  • 2-teaspoon crushed or grated ginger (chhecha ada)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard (sorisha)
  • 3-4 green chillies (kancha lanka))
  • 2-teaspoon refined oil (refain tela)
  • boiled milk-1 cup (sijha khira)
  • salt to taste (luna)

Method

Cut the vegetables into medium sizes. Boil the vegetables in a cooking pot by adding salt to it. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard when the oil is hot. Add chopped onions, grated ginger and chopped garlic cloves after the mustards start cracking. Fry till it all becomes golden brown. Add green chilies and fry it a little. Then add boiled vegetables and stir properly.  Add the oiled milk. Put the flame in simmer level for about 2-3 minutes. Your Santula is ready to serve. It can be served with either rice or chapatti. It is also considered a great diet for people suffering from several ailments, due to its high vegetable content, absence of hot spices, and minimal oil content.

 

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