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Maharashtrian Palak Bhaaji Recipe

Maharashtrian Palak Bhaaji is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Maharashtrian palak bhaaji, as the name says, is a recipe native to Maharashtra region of India. The recipe is made using spinach so it has high nutritional value.

The vegetarian recipe is good source of healthy minerals and vitamins. It is best served as a side dish. You can learn how to make this at home in original Maharashtrian style with the help of our recipe guide.

It is easy to make this recipe using boiling technique. The recipe also involves boiled chana dal and peanuts, cooked altogether with spinach. Buttermilk and besan is added for extra flavor and taste. Roasted coconut can also be added to make the bhaji extra delicious.


  • 1 bunch - Spinach
  • 1/4 cup - soaked Channa dal
  • Peanuts - few
  • Buttermilk - 25 ml
  • 1 tbsp - besan
  • Green chillies - 2
  • 2 tbsp - Coconut
  • Coriander leaves - few sprigs.
  • Salt and Sugar to taste.
  • 3 tsp - Ghee
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • A pinch - Asafoetida
  • How to Make Maharashtrian Palak Bhaaji:

    1. Boil soaked channa dal, peanuts and spinach together and mash it well.
    2. Add salt, sugar, and chopped green chillies to it.
    3. Cook this mixture on a medium flame.
    4. Now, mix besan with buttermilk.
    5. Add it in while stirring continuously.
    6. Allow it to boil for sometime.
    7. Add roasted coconut and coriander leaves.
    8. Heat ghee in a pan and splutter cumin seeds and add asafetida.
    9. Add this to the bhaaji.
    10. Serve hot.


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