Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kandyachya patichi bhaji (Green onion/ Spring onion vegetable)

Green onion ( Kandyachi pat called in marathi) is famous for its use in most of the Chinese dishes. It adds a great flavor to any salad. Apart from its use in such dishes, it can be cooked in a really tasty vegetable. I learnt this recipe from my mom. It comes very handy when I want to make something real fast. Green onion does not take much time to cook or cut. So its my go to vegetable when I am in hurry.

In this recipe I use 'Goda Masala'. Goda Masala plays a big role in Maharashtrian cooking. It looks similar to Garam Masala and adds wonderful taste and aroma to curries and dals. You can easily get it in grocery stores across Maharashtra and north Karnataka. I was very happy to see it in Indian store here in US. If you can't find it you can use Garam Masala as a substitute in this recipe. The taste will be little different but it will be equally delicious.

2 bunch of green onion

4-5 tbsp besan (bengal gran flour)
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp goda masala ( or 1/2 tsp Garam Masala)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp turmeric
4-5 tsp oil


  1. Wash green onions properly and cut it's green leaves into 1/2 inch pieces. ( Do not use onions at the root in this recipe.)
  2. Heat oil in kadhai. ( Preferably take non stick kadhai). Add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add jeera , turmeric. 
  3. Add green onion and fry for a minute.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water. Let green onions cook for 4-5 minutes.
  5. When all the water evaporates, turn the heat low. Add besan, sprinkling it over green onions little by little. While sprinkling take care that besan does not form lumps.
  6. Add red chilli powder, goda masala and salt.
  7. Stir properly. If all green onions are not covered with besan, add some more besan. Mix besan and green onions properly.
  8. Once everything is mixed properly, let besan cook for another 5 minutes till its raw smell goes away. While it is cooking, keep stirring in between so that besan does not stick to the kadhai.

Enjoy with fulka/chapati.

Preparation time : 20-25 mins.


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