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How to Make Ambadichi Bhaji / Sour Greens Stir Fry / Sorrel Leaves Stir Fry
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              Ambadi is also known as Sorrel leaves or Sour Greens or Gongura leaves; it is one of the nutritious green leafy vegetables. Gongura or sorrel leaves are an enduring leaf that has many culinary and medicinal uses. It has a distinctive sour taste which makes this vegetable tangier to your taste buds. 

The addition of jaggery balances the sourness of the gongura perfectly. Ambadichi bhaji mainly served with Jwarichi bhakri or chapati, spicy thecha, and rice and is such a comfort food. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, gongura is great for improving your health and also in preventing many diseases. It's a regular lunch or dinner combination in Maharashtra. Ambadi is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial to your overall health. The addition of garlic, jaggery, and peanuts adds incredible flavor to this dish. Try this tasty, delicious ambadichi bhaji in Maharashtrian style! 

Video Recipe:

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes;  Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

Each Serving of Ambadichi Bhaji Contains 143 Calories.

  • Ambadichi Bhaji 1 bunch
  • Moong Dal 1 tbsp 
  • Chana Dal 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Garlic 9 cloves
  • Green chilies 3 strips
  • Red chili powder 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Jaggery 1 tsp
  • Veg. oil 2 tsp
  • Water as needed

  • Pluck just the leaves from the ambadi. 
  • Wash thoroughly and chop them.
  • Wash the moong dal, chana dal, peanuts, and drain the water.
  • Steam together chopped leaves of ambadi, turmeric powder, moong dal, chana dal, and peanuts in a pan or in a pressure cooker.
  • Add water and cook it till soft for 10 to 15 minutes(2 whistles or so).
  • Let them cool down the cooked leaves, drain the water very well.
  • In a pan add veg oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter, add green chilies and garlic, saute well.
  • Now to the pan add drained leaves and lentils mixture, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and jaggery mix it well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Tadaa, healthy, tasty ambadichi bhaji is ready to serve. 
  • Serve hot with chapati, bhakri, or rice. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comments:
Calorie Count Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 143.66 calories, along with carbohydrates - 16.11 g, Dietary Fibers - 7 g, fats - 7.46 g, proteins - 7.01 g.  

Health Benefits of Ambadichi Bhaji / Gongura Stir Fry:
  • Ambaadi is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial to your overall health.
  • It is a great choice for low-calorie and low-fat diets and also a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.
  • Digestion: Dietary fiber adds bulk to food as it moves through the digestive system, improving your gastrointestinal health and reducing conditions like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and cramping, as well as other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Heart: Dietary fiber can also help reduce total cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting heart health, and reducing the chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
  • Lowered blood pressure reduces the chances of dangerous blood clotting and excessive strain on the heart that can lead to coronary heart disease and other complications.
  • Eyes: Vitamin A, another essential vitamin found in sorrel, has been closely connected to the improvement in eyesight and a reduction of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Iron in Gongura boosts red blood cell production and prevents anemia.
    Increased circulation boosts oxygen levels throughout the body in the vital organs, boosts hair growth, increases energy levels, and speeds up the healing process.
  • It helps to prevent cancer and also strengthens and boosts Immunity.
    Stimulate urination and cleans kidneys and improves conditions of diabetes.

Good Time To Eat :
           It's good to eat ambadichi bhaji or gongura curry for lunch as well as for dinner.
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