Papdi chi bhaji (flat green beans)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - papdi
  • 1.5 tsp - goda masala
  • 1 tsp - coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • a pinch - asafoetida
  • an inch wide piece - jaggery
  • salt to taste

How to Make Papdi chi bhaji (flat green beans)

  • Wash and dry the papdi. String each bean and break it into 2 or 3 even-sized pieces.
  • Heat oil in a wok and season it with mustard seed, asafoetida and turmeric. Then add the papdi and saute.
  • Sprinkle the goda masala, coriander and cumin seed powders over the vegetable and mix it.
  • Also, add the jaggery now.
  • Cook it covered for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Use a steel plate as a lid for the skillet and pour some water on it.
  • As this heats, it helps to cook the vegetable.
  • Finally, add the water on the lid to the bhaji if it requires more moisture.
  • However, if you require a gravy, allow the water to evaporate in the process of cooking.
  • Serve it hot.