Tuesday, February 06, 2007

LAL MATHACHE BHAJI......

LAL MATHACHI BHAJI

We call the red leafy vegetable as lal math it is like the leafy green chawli vegetable .

This is a vegetable like all the other leafy vegetables full of fiber and nutrients .
It’s my hubby’s favorite vegetable and when in season makes its appearance at least once a week.




FINELY CHOPPED LAL MATHACHE BHAJI


INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR MAKING THE VEGETABLE.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups finely chopped lal math
2 small onions finely chopped
2 green chilies chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil.
{this is a very simple bhaji and hence you can add a little coconut oil to enhance its taste as the calories through other ingredients is almost nil}
salt and sugar to taste {sugar should be a little about ½ tsp}
½ cup coconut grated for garnishing.

METHOD.

The method requires just a couple of lines its so simple.
Take coconut oil in a hot pan
Put in the onion and make them soft not brown
Add the chopped vegetable and the green chilies
Do not add water
Stir , you will see that the vegetable leaves a lot of water.
Let the vegetable cook in its own water.
After it is cooked add salt and sugar
Add grated coconut for garnish.

SORRY I JUST FORGOT TO TAKE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE READY VEGETABLE.


12 comments:

Supriya said...

i love this bhaji!! my aaji and my mom both make it the same way....I miss not finding this in US

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

No excuse. You have to cook Lalmathachi Bhaji again and TAKE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE READY VEGETABLE. You cannot enjoy alone

bhargavi said...

Can u tell me what is lal math?
Can u post the pic of the vegetable
thx in advance.

Mahek said...

HAREKRISHNAJI
i will definetly take a snap of the cooked vegetable

BHARGAVI
lal math is a red coloured leafy vegetable.
i will post the picture soon.

Supriya said...

I thought you would be intesrested ti read this about tambdi bhaji http://keeptrying.wordpress.com/2007/04/13/tambdi-bhajji/

Nitisha said...

You could add a sliver garlic for added taste.. Dry red chillies also make a great subsitute for green chillies... Just wanted to add that Lal Math cooked without the coconut garnish is just a travesty..

Anonymous said...

hey you took a nice picture of the chopped lal math. good work

this is said...

can you tell me where i might be able to purchase this vegetable? i sooo enjoy your blog and wonderful recipes! i want very much to try this!!
thank you!

Nitisha said...

Lal Math is almos impossible to find in the US. In Mumbai, you can find it with the vasaiwalla's.

this is said...

thank you so much for your response, sad as it was. :-( i read that ruby chard is similar...i wonder if you have looked into this?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have made the above recipe using Red Swiss Chard vegetable which is available in American grocery stores. It tastes very much similar to Indian Lal Math vegetable. The bhaji turned out to be very tasty.. -Radhika

Vitalstatistix said...

Thanks. It was helpful. For those not finding the vegetable try asking for red (and gold) leafy AMARANTH. As the English name suggests it is `deathless' (derived from Sanskrit) and the story of Amaranth, the way the Spanish Conquistadors tried to kill it off from Meso-America and its return is as thrilling as an Indian Jones epic. I wrote it up for the Oregonian when I was working there in 1985. It is also called `Tandulja' or born-of-rice in Sanskrit and old Marathi. Grain amaranth is Rajgira, the one non-cereal rich in essential aminoacid lysine, join it with milk or corn and you get protein balance bigger and better than meat!
Vitalstatistix