Ambadichi ( Gongura or sour greens) bhaji

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Tasty, delicious bhaji  in Maharastrian way!!




Ingredients :
Ambadi leaves : 3 cups (2 bunches )
For preparing this bhaji only leaves are used.
Garlic cloves : 1/4 cup ( 1 big bulb) coarsely crushed in mortal pestle
Soaked raw peanuts : 1/4 cup
Soaked chana dal : 2 tsp
water : as required
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp ( as per taste )
Jaggery : 3 tsp
Oil : 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds :1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Hing : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp 
Besan ( chic pea flour ) : 1/2 cup
Recipe :
1. Wash the green leaves of ambadi & add in a pan. Add double amount of water or the leaves go completely under water.
2. Turn on the gas. Boil leaves at least for 10 minutes.
3. Turn off the gas & drain water completely in sieve. Keep aside.
    Pressure cook soaked peanuts & chana dal till 2-3 whistles or  turns soft.
4. Add  3 tsp oil in a heavy bottom pan.
5. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds when oil becomes hot. Add hing  & turmeric powder. 
6. Add 1/2 of crushed garlic & saute till it turns brown.
7. Add cooked & drained ambadi leaves. Add cooked peanuts & chana dal. Mix properly. 
8. Add salt & jaggery. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes.
9. Prepare smooth paste of besan in water & add in the bhaji. Add water till dropping consistency.
10. Cover the pan till besan cooks properly.
11. Take remaining oil in tadka pan. Add remaining garlic & 1/2 tsp red chilli powder. Pour the hot tadka on cooked bhaji. Garlicky aroma spreads everywhere.
      Enjoy this tasty  bhaji with hot jwari bhakri.



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