Oil-Free Sponge Gourd With Garbanzo Beans


Hi, my dear friends.Welcome to my food corner again. Today I will make a simple healthy and tasty recipe of Sponge Gourd With Garbanzo Beans curry which is oil-free. It just needs some basic ingredients and less of your time to prepare. I make it in my kitchen and it is liked by all, being healthier. So I suggest that all of you too try it sometime in your kitchens. So let’s start with the recipe—


  1. Sponge Gourd -1 kg
  2. Garbanzo Beans -200 gms
  3. Onions -2
  4. Minced Garlic -1 tsp
  5. Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
  6. Green Chillies -2
  7. Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  8. Paprika -1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  10. Five Spice -1 tsp
  11. Bay Leaf -1
  12. Lemon Juice -2 tsp


Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the sponge gourd into small pieces. Chop the onions and green chilies. Soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil it.

Step 2

IMG-5269In a kadhai add the five spice, bay leaf and let it splutter. Dry roast it. Then add the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for three minutes till the onions are half fried. Now, add in the minced garlic and ginger paste and fry for two minutes. Now add the spice mix, salt, turmeric powder, paprika, cumin powder,garam masala and fry everything till it loses its rawness.

Step 3

IMG-5271.JPGNow add the chopped veggie and some water. When the water in the dish evaporates and the veggie is cooked, add the boiled garbanzo beans and saute it for five minutes until the beans are lightly fried. Finally, when the veggie and beans are properly sauteed, switch off the gas and let the dish cool. Lastly, add  2 tsps of lemon juice to the dish.

Our Oil-Free Sponge Gourd And Garbanzo Beans Curry is done. Serve it with hot chapatis(Indian flatbread), paranthas or with rice, dal and a homemade chutney, preferably mango chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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