Stir-fried saratabhaji

When rains fail, people dependent on forests can relish the strong-flavoured sarata bhaji and enjoy the added bonus of health benefits


  • Fresh tender stems and leaves of saratabhaji
  • Garlic
  • Onion (optional)
  • Salt, turmeric, chilli powder
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds


  • Wash and clean the saratabhaji. Chop roughly; do not cut into too small pieces
  • In a pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add onion and garlic and stir till soft.
  • Add the bhaji, salt, turmeric and chilli powder and stir fry on high flame.
  • Do not cover. Cook till the leaves and stems are just softened. Serve with jowar or wheat chapattis.
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