Monday, 6 February 2012

Ghol Bhaaji/ Doddagonni Soppu

 

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Today I’m posting a very simple curry straight from Maharashtra. I had tasted this the first time when I had visited my father’s uncle in Nagpur and had completely fallen for it. Ghol is a green vegetable which resembles methi(fenugreek) leaves but are slightly thicker and has no bitterness. It has thick and succulent reddish green stems and the vegetable has a nice earthy flavour. It is called Kulfa in Hindi, Pachiri in Tamil and Purslane or Pigweed in English.

 

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The only time required to make this preparation is in plucking, cleaning and chopping the leaves.The procedure for curry is very simple and resultant is simply tasty. My kid loved it and ate without any fuss. I can see the mom’s getting interested now..yes, it’s a great way to make kids eat greens. This curry tastes best when made slightly spicy. The curds added gives a tinge of sourness to the curry.

Ingredients

Serves-4

3bunches Ghol greens/ Kulfa

4green chillies

4-5tbsp oil for cooking

1tsp mustard

1-1/2tsp turmeric

1/2tsp red chilli pwd

2-1/2tbsp besan/Bengal gram flour

3-4tbsp sour curds

salt to taste

a large pinch of asafoetida (good quality)

Method

Remove the roots of the greens and separate the leaves and stems. Wash 2-3 times in water to remove the soil.

Chop the vegetable.

 

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Heat oil in wide pan and add mustard seeds.

Once the seeds splutter, add green chillies and asafoetida, followed by half the turmeric.

Now add the chopped greens and salt, mix thoroughly. The salt helps the greens lose water and cook faster. Cover the pan and lower the flame. Cook the curry till almost done.

Add the curds and gram flour and mix fast avoiding lumps.

Add the remaining turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix.

Cover and cook for some more time, till the curry thickens.

Serve hot with Bhakri or rice.

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Sending it to Indrani’s

and to Show me your HITS by Sangee Vijay of Spicy Treats.



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26 comments:

Archana said...

Hey I remember this bhaji. How we used to hate this for in summer this was only available. I can vouch for that for Amma sent me to market to buy what I wanted and the choice was dhemsa and this!

Will love to eat it now.Thanks a lot you revived a lot of memories.

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe..Bookmarked..

Aarthi
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Ambika said...

This bhaji is also known as Pruppu Keerai in tamil. Loved your sabji. We also make a raita using this bhaji, it tastes awesome!

Anisha Ranjit said...

This looks yummy... I don't know if I've tasted those leaves. I'm assuming I must have as I grew up like 6hours away from Nagpur and my mom made us eat all sorts of greens...

Sravs said...

Looks delicious with wonderful flavors !!

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Pavithra Elangovan said...

Oooooooooh I love this leaves..very comforting one with dhal. Absolutely lovely dish pari.

faseela said...

yummy dish .....superb

PrathibhaSreejith said...

That sounds delicious n a healthy green Sabzi :) Well presented as well

Christy Gerald said...

Superbly done Gol Bhajji Dear. Healthy n yumm-made Dish.Bkmarking the recipe.

Shri said...

Oh My! this would be perfect for rice!

divya said...

Very inviting and delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious and healthy looking soppu. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Poonam Borkar said...

looks super delicious and healthy!!

Kaveri said...

I set my eyes on these green for the first time in Hyderabad..they are called gangavyli...Your preparation looks really yum

simran said...

very healthy and tasty!

Nisha said...

I remember this growing as weed in our garden , never new it can be used as vegetable. Very nice post

Rekha shoban said...

healthy n delicious dish!!nice presentation!!

Shanthi said...

Delicious and comforting bhaji

Pasta And Paratha said...

I do not recollect eating these green leaves..would you by any chance know the gujju name for it?

Pari said...

It's called Luni in Gujarati.I hope you are able to recall the name.

Elpiniki said...

Looks yummy and healthy!

Jayasri Ravi said...

what a healthy and appealing dish,I love this keerai so much, I don't get this Doddagonni soppu here any more just a handful in salad leaves, how I miss all the greens...

Jaleela said...

Healthy paruppu kiirai ,

Rajee Mani said...

Very tasty bhaaji. I do something similar but with methi leaves.

Charu Srivastava said...

wow just love the green colour..yummy dish !!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

such a healthy dish, looks yummy

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