Since there is a lot of conversation around eating local and seasonal along with traditional foods to boost immunity and overall health, there is nothing like a good bhaji or sabzi that can help you meet the body’s nutritional requirement. One such dish is the Maharashtrian sabzi called Shevla Bhaji. Made with shevla or dragon stalk yam, an exotic ingredient found only during the start of the monsoons in the Western part of the country, the vegetable is said to be immensely helpful in boosting immunity.
This is what Rekha Diwekar, who often shares various traditional recipes, had to say about it: “This is a hyperlocal vegetable and is of the wild and uncultivated category. It’s supposed to boost immunity and should be consumed at least once in the season. This is available only for 15 days once monsoon season starts”.
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Shevla bhaji Ingredients – Shevla 1 bunch, Kakde 8 -10 (small green round sabzi in pic), Onion 4, Garlic 7-8, Chilli powder, Salt, Oil, Mustard seeds, Asefotida, Turmeric powder, Grated coconut. Steps – – Discard the lower part of the veg and take only the upper portion. – Cut into small pieces. – Take kakde, remove the seeds, grind in a mixer. – Take a pressure cooker, add oil 6-8 tsps, add mustard seeds till splutter. – Add hing and turmeric powder. – Add mixture of cut shevale and kakde paste. – Add chilli powder, garam masala, grated coconut and cook in the pressure cooker. You can eat it with chaapati,bhakri or rice. This is hyperlocal vegetable,wild and uncultivated category. It's supposed to boost immunity and should be consumed at least once in the season. THIS IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR 15 DAYS ONCE MONSOON SEASON STARTS.
In case you would like to try it, here’s how to make it.
1 bunch – Shevla or dragon stalk yam
8-10 – Kakde (another hyperlocal vegetable) (small green round sabzi in picture)
4 – Onionz
7-8 – Garlic
6-8 tsp – Oil
*Discard the lower part of the shevla and take only the upper portion.
*Cut into small pieces.
*Take kakde, remove the seeds, grind in a mixer.
*Take a pressure cooker, add oil and mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
*Add hing and turmeric powder.
*Add shevla and kakde paste.
*Add chilli powder, garam masala, grated coconut and cook in the pressure cooker.
You can eat it with chapati, bhakri or rice.
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