Cheppe Bhajji

                                    Cheppe Bhajji upkari is a dry stir fry with 5 mixed green leafy vegetable and coconut which is cooked without salt.This upkari is a must and specially done only on Vayana/Gouri pooja . According to folk lore Gouri had forgotten to add salt,so the same is carried through by all the families who perform Vayana pooja.
               This upkari is prepared with any 5 edible green leafy vegetables like Pachve bhajji /green/red Amaranth,Pumpkin leaves , alsande/long bean leaves ,Tendle/Ivy gourd leaves , Surna/Elephant foot yam leaves , Kanang/Sweet potato ,Taikilo leaves etc…
This is a traditional recipe.


  1. Greens – 2- cups washed twice  and finely chopped 
  2. Green chillies – 2 
  3. Hog Plum/Ambado – 1  (can use bimbul or tamarind too)
  4. Coconut –  1 tbsp
  5. Mustard – 1 tsp
  6. Oil – 2 tsp


  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard.
  • Add slit green chillies and add the washed and finely chopped greens to the seasoning.
  • Add crushed hog plum and little water enough to cook the greens.
  • When the greens are well cooked add coconut grating and saute.
  • Close lid and keep for a minute or two , then switch off.


  1. ambado/hogplum ican be replaced with bimbul or tamarind.
  2. Including of surna bhajji / elephant foot yam greens tends to make itchy and so hogplum is used in the recipe.

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