Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe | Sankranti Recipe from Maharashtra
Bhogichi Bhaji | A Makara Sankranti Recipe from Maharashtra
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 
Bhogichi Bhaji is a wonderful mixed vegetable made in Maharashtra for Bhogi, the first day of Sankrant,
Servings: 4 People
Author: Aruna
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup 1/2" Potato Cubes
  • 1/4 Cup 1/2" Carrot Cubes
  • 1/4 Cup 1/2" Brinjal Cubes
  • 1/4 Cup Pavta Beans
  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Green Chana (Harbhara)
  • 4-6 2" Pieces of Drumstick
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Peanut Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Sesame Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1.5 tsp Goda Masala
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Pinches Asafoetida, Hing
  • 1 tbsp Thick Tamarind Pulp
  • 1.5 tbsp Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Jeera, Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds, Rai
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • To Taste Salt
  • A Few Curry Leaves
  • A Handful Finely Chopped Coriander For Garnish
Instructions
Soak the Peanuts
  1. Soak the peanuts in warm water for about 1 hour.
Making Bhogichi Bhaji
  1. Drain the water from the soaked peanuts. Set aside.
  2. In a kadai, over medium flame, heat the oil.
  3. Add the mustard seeds.
  4. When they splutter, add cumin seeds.
  5. Turn the heat down to low.
  6. Add the curry leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and hing.
  7. Turn the heat up to medium.
  8. Add the peanuts, green chana, carrots, and drumsticks
  9. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Add the potatoes and carrots.
  11. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Add about 1/4 cup water.
  13. Cook covered till the vegetables are just al-dente.
  14. Add the Pavta beans and brinjal.
  15. Stir-fry till the beans and brinjal is cooked.
  16. Add the Goda Masala, salt, and a few tbsp of water.
  17. Mix well and cook covered for 3 to 5 minutes.
  18. Add the tamarind pulp and a little water, if required.
  19. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  20. Turn off the heat.
  21. Add the grated jaggery, peanut powder and sesame powder.
  22. Mix well.
  23. Add the grated coconut and mix with a gentle hand.
  24. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
  25. Serve immediately with hot rotis or Bhakri.
Recipe Notes

This bhaji tastes absolutely great with some hot Bajrichi Bhakri and Butter.