Friday, March 6, 2009

Bhajji upkari ( greens sabzi)

Bhajji upakari (greens sabzi) is one of my favourite dishes, this is the one dish which marked its presence almost daily on our dining table at Amma's place.The beauty of the dish is.. it's simple, tasty and healthy. Amma says that greens are good for a healthy long life and that's my Ammamma's(grandmother's) health tip passed on to mom and from her to me :)

Greens are amazing store house of nutrition. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K.
Research has it that vitamin K helps to regulate blood clot, protects bones from osteoporosis. Not only that including greens in meals on a regular basis may help prevent diabetes, and protect our eyes from age related problems. So next time when you're shopping for veggies don't think twice when you see those green beauties! :)
The recipe for Bhajji upkari :

2 bunches of spinach
1/4 cup grated coconut
1tsp chana dal
1tsp urad dal
1tsp mustard
1-2 tsp oil
2-3 dry red chillies, each broken into pieces
6-7 curry leaves
1 tsp sugar/ crushed jaggery
salt to taste


  1. Finely chop the spinach and soak it in salt water for sometime.
  2. Drain the water, rinse it once more with fresh water. squeeze out excess water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok add chana dal,urad dal and fry till it lightly browns
  4. Add mustard, curry leaves, red chillie pieces and wait till it begins to splutter.
  5. Put in the chopped spinach, sugar/jaggery, salt and saute so that the contents mix well.
  6. Cover and cook till the greens are completely done by stirring inbetween occassionally.
  7. Once done sprinkle grated coconut and let it set for sometime.
  8. Mix well gently just before serving
  9. Tastes good both with rice and roti.


Chitra said...

nice subji..looks yumm..

Asha said...

Oh, that looks wonderful, so green and so nutritious. Love Spinach! :)

Sagari said...

very healthy curry supara

Smitha said...

Hey suparna,
Same pinch. I love this dish too. Anything with spinach goes with me. I make a similar preperation but I add garlic instead of jaggery.

Superchef said...

love anything with greens in it!! this looks like a perfect combo with rice!

Usha said...

Sounds delicious, I have never made spinach in this manner. Very healthy too !

Cham said...

Except the jaggery I make it the same way. Good with some plain rice!

Suparna said...

Asha, chitra, Manju,Sagari thanks for stopping by :)

Smitha, Cham - Thanks for the suggestion :) shall try making it with garlic next time.

Shobha said...

Hey Suppi!!!!! its always a good feeling whenever i visit your blog coz its not only tasty but it looks great too!! My hubby just loves all your recipes and i must thank you for it! keep up the good its another weekend and its time for you to enlighten us with a fabulous recipe once again...come on-- buck up girl! :))

Suparna said...

Hey sho,

:) :) :) :) Thanks a lot sweetie,It's great to have u here! keep coming.

Madhuram said...

Suparna, this is my favorite dish too. Back in India we used to prepare it using another type of greens though.


Hi Suparna,

Me also first time on your blog. You too have a wonderful blog with beautiful outlay and good presentation. Keep it up!!!!!!