Preparation / Directions:
Blend the first 6 ingredients into a paste. You might need to add a few Tbsp. of water to help grind. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high flame. Put paste in the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, adding Tbsp's of water as needed to prevent burning, for several minutes.
Add the next four ingredients and veggies, whatever you want, to feed 4-6 people. Continue cooking, stirring and adding 1 tbsp. of water 6 or 7 more minutes. Add salt to taste, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, and 2 cups water. reduce heat to medium and simmer until veggies are tender and sauce has thickened. You can add cooked beans near the end if you like