Shak Bhaji

A simple and easy dish, Shak Bhaaji is a Gujarati staple. As a child, Saturday’s dinner would be hot poories and shak bhaaji. I absolutely love this bhaaji for the taste and when your grandma makes and serves it with all the love, the taste is even more great.


Potato — 3 big

Tomato — 2

Onoin — 2

Green peas — 1 cup

Green chili — 3

Ginger — 1 inch

Mustard seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Channa dal — 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon

Asafotida — 1/4 teaspoon

Salt — 1 1/2 teaspoon

Oil — 2 tablespoons

Few curry leaves .


Cut all the vegetables, green chili and ginger into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, when the crackle add the channa dal. Onces the channa dal changes color ,add the green chili, ginger and curry leaves and sauté . Add the chopped onion and saute till they turn pink in color, add the tomatoes and saute. Now add the potatoes and green peas, asafoetida, turmeric powder and salt. Give a stir, add water, lower the heat, cover and cook till the vegetables are done. (I like the potatoes mushy, so I used a masher.) Your Shak bhaaji is ready. Have it with hot poories.

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