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Kelphulachi Bhaji

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I have lots of banana trees in my garden.I make chips or bhaji with these bananas.My gardener got fresh banana flower from the tree and so i decided to prepare Kelphulachi Bhaji/Banana Flower Chi Bhaji.
Ingredients
  Kelphul 1 Medium (Banana Flower)
  Val 1 Cup (16 tbs), sprouted (Dalimbi Usal/ Field Beans)
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilly powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander jeera powder 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Jaggery To Taste
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1)Remove the outer red leaf of banana flower,separate the inner white stalk and flower,and use this flower to prepare bhaji.

MAKING
2)Chop Kelphul/banana flower and soak it in water overnight adding tamarind.
3)Next day remove tamarind and water from the Kelphul.
4)Heat oil in a pan add asafoetida,mustard seed and turmeric powder.Add onion and saute for 10 minutes.Once onion becomes translucent add val,coriander jeera powder,red chilly powder,saute for 5-10 minutes adding chopped Kelphul.
5)Add little water and let it cook for sometime.Then add salt and jaggery in it.

SERVING
6)Serve it hot with chapatti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Maharashtrian
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Banana Flower Chi Bhaji

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