Bhajje Upkari is a healthy stir fry. It is very simple and can be made within 15 minutes. I got this recipe from my mother. In Konkani, Bajji means Red amaranth leaves.
- Red Amaranth leaves- A big bunch
- Oil- 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Dry Red chillis- 2
- Jaggery- To taste
- Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 1-2 Tbsp
- Salt- To taste
* You can also use Red Swiss Chard instead of red amaranth leaves.
Clean and wash the red amaranth leaves. Then give it a rough chop.
Now heat the oil in a kadai. Then add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add broken red chillies.
Once fried, add chopped leaves. Leave it for a while, so that it shrinks (don't add water and salt till then).
Once the leaves shrink, add salt, jaggery and grated coconut. Close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes (add water only if required. I didn't add any).
Once it looks cooked, turn off the heat. Bhajje Upkari is ready!!