Shepu Chi Bhaji

Shepu Chi Bhaji

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A tantalisingly flavourful bhaji prepared with aromatic dill leaves, the Shepu chi Bhaji is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian accompaniment. You are sure to enjoy the herby flavour of dill, which is enhanced further by the addition of onions, and balanced well by soaked chana dal.

A traditional tempering boosts the aroma and flavour of this herby subzi manifold making it a sure-shot hit with the whole family. Garnish generously with coconut and serve it fresh, as it could become watery if left to stand for a long time.

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Shepu Chi Bhaji recipe - How to make Shepu Chi Bhaji

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings (2 serving )
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2 cups chopped dill leaves (shepu / suva bhaji)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup chana dal (split bengal gram) , soaked in hot for 30 minutes and drained
2 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
  3. Add the chana dal, garlic, green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the shepu and salt, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with coconut.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy235 cal
Protein5.3 g
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3.6 g
Fat16.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1597.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C3.8 mg
Folic Acid32.2 mcg
Calcium65 mg
Iron4.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium16.3 mg
Potassium189.5 mg
Zinc0.5 mg

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Shepu Chi Bhaji
 on 09 Sep 16 12:24 PM

What a recipe! I served it with rice and Gujarati Kadhi. Everyone enjoyed it.
Shepu Chi Bhaji
 on 01 Jun 15 11:35 AM

I usually cook Shepu & Palak together due to that peculiar aroma of Shepu. But after following your recipe, now I wont b adding Palak hence forth. Chana Dal goes very well with Shepu, which I had never thought befor. A perfect blend of Indian flavours. Thank you.