Recipe for Maharashtrian Style Ghosale Bhaji

This is a Recipe for preparing at home typical Maharashtrian Style Ghosale [smooth luffa] Bhaji. This an authentic and traditional vegetable preparation served during main course meals in Maharashtra.

Maharashtrian Style Ghosale Bhaji Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 3 Persons

2 Big size Ghosale
2 Tablespoon Gram Dal
Two Green Chilies (chopped)
1 Tablespoon Coconut (shredded)
1 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
Salt as per taste

For the Tadka:
1 Tablespoon Oil
1tTeaspoon Mustard Seeds
¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida

Wash and Peal the Ghosale and cut into medium size pieces. Soak the Gram Dal in water for 2-3 hours. Then grind the Gram Dal, Green Chilies, Salt, and Cumin Seeds and keep it aside
Heat the Oil in a kadhai and add the Mustard Seeds, Asafoetia, Ghosale pieces, mix it well and add ¼ cup Water and cover the kadhai with a plate and cook the Bhaji on a slow flame.
Then add the grounded Gram Dal, Salt and fry until slightly dry. Add Sugar, Coriander Leaves, Coconut mix it well and serve hot with Chapatti.

The Marathi language version of the Ghosale Bhaji is published in this – Article


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