Bhajji Bendi ( red Amaranth curry )

                                    ” Bhajji ” or red spinach is one of the very nutritious leafy vegetables. . Amchi cuisine has various recipes on the red amaranth and bhajji bendi is one such curry usually served with rice . This is a coconut masala based curry with mild spiciness and the aroma of garlic tadka can attract  those non lovers of spinach too to relish it.

Ingredients :-

  • Bhajji or red spinach chopped roughly  – 4-5 cups
  • Red Chillies –  6 to 10 ( or according to your spice level)
  • Tamarind   – a small piece
  • Garlic cloves   – 6 to 8 ( for seasoning)
Method :-
  1. Cook the chopped spinach adding sufficient water and salt.
  2. Grind coconut , red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste.
  3. Add this to the cooked spinach .
  4. The consistency should be of medium thickness and so adjust the water accordingly.
  5. Boil well and then turn off .
  6. Now in a separate small pan ,heat 2 tsp of oil and fry the garlic cloves till reddish brown.
  7. Pour the tadka over the curry and Cover immediately to seal the flavours .

Serve hot with rice !

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