Kurdaichi Bhaji (कुरडईची भाजी)

Hello Foodies,
          Thinking of what to make for dinner tonight or for lunch tomorrow? Whenever I don't have any veggies in my fridge, I always choose this option and cook this tasty and quick curry, Kurdaichi Bhaji. This is my friend's mom's recipe. Whenever I prepare it, it's memories takes me to my college(hostel) days. I remember my bestie use to bring this her mom's special curry when coming back from vacation. I still remember the taste of Kurdaichi Bhaji and our never-ending chatting and gossiping 😜. 
          So, guys, this is the recipe that you can make in a zippy. You can eat this for lunch, dinner, or even as an evening snack. This Kurdaichi Bhaji is a popular Maharashtrian dish, and this Maharashtrian cuisine is known for its hot, spicy and all those aromatic flavors. When I prepare this Kurdaichi Bhaji, I have to make extra chapatis(whole wheat flatbread). A heavy hand with spices, including turmeric, coriander, red chili powder, and goda masala, plus coriander leaves, this dish intensely flavourful and tempting. Serve it with Whole Wheat Chapati or with millets Bhakri. This flavorsome dish is fairly easy to make, and it's one of my favorites.  So let's get started.
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How to Make this Whole wheat Kurdai?
  • They are made after soaking the whole wheat in water for 4-5 days(water changed every day) and then the soaked wheat is grinded and strained.
  • Then cook the strained wheat with an equal amount of water, and salt to make a thick, shiny mass called cheek in Marathi.
  • Lastly, cooked end product, cheek put in the oil greased machine and then the fine Vermicelli is pressed out in rounds on the plastic sheets.
  • This fine Vermicelli is allowed to sundry for 4-5 days to get the dried version called Kurdai.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Soaking Time: 30 Minutes.
Each Serving of Kurdaichi Bhaji Contains 201 Calories.
Ingredients:
  • Kurdai 100 g, (10 to 11 whole Kurdai)(Indian whole-wheat fryums/vermicelli)
  • Onion 2 medium, Chopped
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
  • Goda Masala 1 tsp / Garam Masala 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Peanuts powder 2 Tbsp, 
  • Coriander leaves ¼ cup, Chopped
  • Veg.oil 2 Tsp
Instructions:
  • In a bowl, add water and kurdai and soak for about ½ an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Now, add onions and sauté and cook for 2-3 minutes or till the onions start turning brown in color.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, goda masala, salt and half of the coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add the strained Kurdaya and peanuts powder and mix well.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp of water and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, stir in between.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with a slice of lemon and with the Chapati, Roti or with Bhakri. Enjoy!!!
My Take:
  • Add salt just enough for the mix in the pan as the Kurdaya have salt in them.
  • If you don't have time to soak Kurdai, then boil about 6-7 cups of water in a pan with 1 tsp of oil. Once it comes to a boil, add the hand crushed Kurdaya to it and let them cook for about 4-5 mins or till they turn just about tender. Do not overcook.
  • I have used whole wheat Kurdai here.
Dietary Comments :
  • Calorie Count Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 201 calories, along with carbohydrates - 32.27 g, Dietary Fibers - 4.45 g, fats - 5.99 g, proteins - 5.52 g. 
Good Time To Eat :
              It's good to eat kurdai chi bhaji or kurdai stir fry for lunch and dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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