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Beetroot, Leaves and Stalks Bhaji Using Mango Pickle Mix (Dry Curry)

Chukandar Aur Patte ki Sookhi Sabji/Bhaji With Aachar Masala Mix

Mamta Gupta

Beetroot leaves and stalks that are normally thrown away. But if they are fresh and crisp, they make a delicious and nutritious Bhaji/Sabji. Here I have cooked them in ready-made Mango Pickle Spice Mix. I made it because one of my sisters had brought me a large packet of this pickle mix and I couldn't use it, because I don't eat mangoes. So I decided to use it in cooking.It was a good decision! This mix can be used to make various other Aachari or Pickle type of dishes, both vegetarian and non vegetarian, like meat and fish dishes. Serves 3-4

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 beetroots with tender leaves and stalks

  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil (mustard oil tastes better, if you can find it)

  • 2 tsp. mango pickle spice mix

  • A squirt of lemon/lime juice

Instructions

  1. Wash, beetroot and leaves well.

  2. Peel Beetroot.

  3. Chop both into 1small pieces

  4. Heat oil in a wok or karahi.

  5. Add the spice mix and fry for 10 seconds. Don’t let it burn.

  6. Add prepared vegetables. Stir fry for a minute or two, until well coated with spices.

  7. Cover, lower heat to low-medium, stirring from time to time. Let it cook until beet root are cooked and all excess water is evaporated. You do not need to add any water, leaves and fresh beet have enough. The trick is to keep the heat low.

  8. Add lemon juice to taste.

  9. Mix well. If it looks watery, raise heat and quick fry until all water is evaporated. The vegetables look at little shiny, when ready.

  10. Serve hot with Plain Parathas or Chapatties.

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