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Bhogichi Bhaji (Traditional maharashtrian mix vegetable curry)
Traditional mahar ashtrian mix vegetable curry made with a variety of winter vegetables and a creamy sesame sauce.
- Part 1:
- 1/2 cup fresh green chickpeas removed from the pods
- 1 cup flat green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
- 6 baby eggplant cut into bite size pieces
- 1 tomato chopped fine
- 2 small carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp cumin and coriander powder
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- salt to taste
- cilantro for garnish
- Part 2:
- 1 tbsp roasted dry coconut
- 1 tbsp roasted peanuts
- 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
- 6 garlic cloves
Make fine paste of all the ingredients from Part 2 with 2 tbsp of water.
Heat oil in a medium pan. Add the spice paste to the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring frequently. Add turmeric, red chili powder, cumin and coriander powder and mix well.
Add all cut vegetables and mix well. Add salt and 1 cup water. Once the water starts to bubble up, cover the pan and cook on medium low heat until all the vegetables are cooked tender. Usually takes around 10 minutes. Turn the heat off.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with warm Roti topped with sesame seeds. Tastes divine without any bread too!
Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4080IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.7mg