How to make Maatachi Bhaji -

Amaranth cooked into a curry with fresh indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Peanuts (मूंगफली), Amaranth (अमारंथ)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Maatachi Bhaji

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Maatachi Bhaji Recipe

  • Peanuts 1/4 cup

  • Amaranth 1 bunch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted chana dal powder 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Clean maat, shred finely. Peel onion and chop finely. Peel garlic and chop. Remove stems from green chillies and chop.

Step 2

Roast peanuts and grind roughly. Heat oil, add garlic, cook for a moment. Add chopped onion and cook. Add chopped green chillies, turmeric powder and shredded maat and mix. Sprinkle a little water and cook well.

Step 3

Mix besan with a little water and add to the pan. Add peanuts, salt and mix well. Further cook for 5-6 minutes. Take off the heat and serve hot.

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