When I was newly married I was introduced to a new veggie that everyone went gaga about- “Kurdai –che –bhaji”!!

For me it was totally new for I only knew that kurdai is fried and that’s that. I imagined that it will be fried then tossed in onion something like a salad for there were quite a few onions being chopped.

I remember my younger SIL enthusiast question “have you eaten it?” 

My MIL was not too happy about breaking up the lovely kurdai but she made it and was happy when I said that I liked the bhaji.

The reason down the memory lane trip is that the other day I found a lot of some of the broken kurdai that I did not want to fry and I made this dish.

I have given the ingredients and the measures approximately please adjust the quantities as you please!!

Kurdai broken up pieces (I had about ¼ kg)
4-5 onions
1-2 green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
1 ½ tblspn oil
½ tsp goda masala
Coriander for garnishing
1.       In a deep vessel add all the kurdai and boil sufficient water to soak all of them.
2.       Keep covered for about 5-10 minutes by then all the kurdai are cooked. Now drain them completely.
3.       Meanwhile heat the oil in a kadhai and splutter mustard. Add the turmeric, chilli powder  and green chillies in quick succession .
4.       Add the onions and fry till translucent.
5.       Add the drained kurdai, salt and mix well.
6.       Serve garnished with coriander (I had no coriander so you may see the green bits somewhere) with chapatti or rice and daal.



11 thoughts on “Kurdai-Che-Bhaji

  1. Torviewtoronto June 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm Reply

    fabulous flavours looks delicious

  2. divya June 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Delicious and yummy ,innovative recipe

  3. Krithi's Kitchen June 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm Reply
  4. Priya June 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Kurdai looks like fryums, bhaji looks super delicious..

  5. Now Serving June 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Hi Arch, happy to be back – thanks for your inquiry :)So you have mixed this kurdai in rice, is it? Is the kurdai what is like a birds nest on the side of the picture – which we call vadaams?

  6. Sobha Shyam June 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm Reply

    very interesting recipe..looks great !!Ongoing Event at Good Food:COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

  7. SravsCulinaryConcepts June 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Looks wonderful and delicious !!

  8. hemalata June 25, 2011 at 11:05 am Reply

    Kurdai che bhaji looks so yummy and colorful,superb and easy to prepare.

  9. Prathima Rao June 25, 2011 at 11:28 am Reply

    Looks delicious Archana…!!!! Kurdai is new to me :)Prathima RaoPrats Corner

  10. Authenticoriyafood June 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm Reply

    Yummy!! Something new to try!!

  11. Archana June 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Thanks all of you! Love to hear from you all.@Priya: I have not mixed the kurdai in the rice(though it sounds very interesting make be next experiment) I served it separate as a vegetable. and indeed kurdai in Marathi are Vadaams and Sandgi in Kannada.

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