Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe - Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Sabzi

You must try the Bhogichi Bhaji which is a Maharashtrian delicacy where mixed vegetables are simmered and cooked in goda masala and peanut sesame powder. Has a rich and yet nutty taste perfect to go along with a Takatla Palak, hot Bhakri and steamed rice topped with ghee.

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Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe - Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Sabzi
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Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe is a Maharashtrian delicacy where mixed vegetables are simmered and cooked in goda masala and peanut sesame powder. Has a rich and yet nutty taste perfect to go along with a Takalaka Palak, hot Bhakri and steamed rice topped with ghee.

Its is typically a winter dish made from winter vegetables like red carrots, fresh Green Chana, flat green beans (Val Papdi) and Ber (Indian Jujube). However, I never shy away from using regular carrots and when you don't have fresh green chana you can make do with green peas as well and the Bhogichi Bhaji tastes delicious.

Bhogichi Bhaji is also made during the harvest festival of' Makar Sankranti' (also known as 'Lohri ' ,'Pongal' in different parts of India) is celebrated. 

Serve Bhogichi Bhaji with Multigrain Bhakri or Bajra Til Bhakri with a dollop of fresh homemade ghee or butter on top. Plan your lunch or dinner menu with this recipe and enjoy the goodness of the seasonal produce.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetable recipes such as

  1. Lauki Badi Ki Sabzi
  2. Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi 
  3. Senai Kizhangu Varuval

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , red, peeled and diced
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , peeled and diced
  • 3 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , stalks removed and diced
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar) , or fresh green chana
  • 10 Avarekai (Broad Beans) , strings removed and cut.
  • 5 Ber , washed and stems removed (optional)
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Maharashtrian Goda Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Roasting
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • Ingredients for garnishing
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Handful, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

How to make Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe - Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Sabzi

  1. To begin making Bhogichi Bhaji, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. In a small pan; add the peanuts and roast until it is golden and crisp. Keep aside. In the same pan; roast the sesame seeds until it starts to crackle and keep aside. Once the peanuts and sesame have cooled, blend to make a powder and keep aside. 

  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.

  4. Once they crackle, add the green chilies, hing, goda masala and turmeric powder. Allow the spices to roast for about a few seconds. Be careful not to burn the spices.

  5. Add the potatoes, brinjals, carrots and chopped flat beans. Saute the vegetables and let them blend with the spices and masala. Add salt to taste, sprinkle some water, mix and cook covered for 10-12 minutes, till the vegetables are half almost cooked.

  6. Add the fresh green peas and cook covered till the vegetables are completely cooked through. Add 1-2 tablespoon water if required, so that the vegetables do not burn the bottom of the pan. The water creates steam that will help the Bhogichi Bhaji to cook faster.

  7. When the vegetables are almost done add the Ber, sesame and peanut powder and stir well to combine.  Cook the Bhogichi Bhaji uncovered for a couple of more minutes. Check the salt and spice at this stage and adjust to suit your taste.

  8. Finally, garnish the Bhogichi Bhaji with fresh chopped coriander leaves and lime juice and transfer to a serving bowl.

  9. Serve Bhogichi Bhaji with Multigrain Bhakri or Bajra Til Bhakri with a dollop of fresh homemade ghee or butter on top. Plan your lunch or dinner menu with this recipe and enjoy the goodness of the seasonal produce.