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Shepu Bhaji

Shepu bhaji recipe is a simple and homely tasty recipe of dill leaves with moong dal. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: maharashtrian
Servings: 3
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch dill leaves - about 4.5 to 5 cups tightly packed dill leaves
  • cup Moong dal - soaked in ½ cup hot water
  • 1 Medium onion - chopped OR ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 1 Green chili, Roughly chopped
  • 3 to 4 Small to medium garlic cloves , roughly chopped
  • 1 Medium tomato OR ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt as required

Instructions

preparation

  • First, rinse ⅓ cup moong dal in plain water a couple of times. Then soak the dal in hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Then pluck the leaves from the dill leaves. Rinse them very well in water. Drain in a strainer or colander. Keep aside. You will need 4.5 to 5 cups tightly packed dill leaves.
  • In a mortar-pestle, crush 3 to 4 small to medium garlic cloves and 1 green chili, coarsely.
  • Then chop the dill leaves. Also chop 1 medium sized onion and 1 medium tomato. Keep aside.

making shepu bhaji

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.
  • First add the crushed ginger-garlic and saute for a few seconds till the raw aroma of garlic goes away.
  • Then add chopped onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 pinch of hing (asafoetida).
  • Stir and saute till the tomatoes become slightly soft.
  • Then add the drained moong dal and mix very well.
  • Then add the chopped dill leaves and mix again.
  • Season with salt. Stir and mix well.

cooking shepu bhaji

  • Cover the pan with a rimmed lid. Add water on the lid. On a low flame cook the bhaji.
  • Do check after every 3 to 4 minutes by carefully removing the lid. If the water on the lid dries up, then add some more water. In case the bhaji and dal start to stick at the pan, then sprinkle or add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Cover with the rimmed lid and then cook shepu bhaji.
  • Cook till the moong dal has softened.
  • Once done, serve shepuchi bhaji hot or warm with chapatis.