Koldil Bhaji (Banana Flower with Potato)

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  • Banana flower (koldil): 1
  • Salt: 1 level tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Onions: 2 medium sized
  • Potato: 2 medium sized
  • Mustard oil: 5 tbsps
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Chilli powder: ½ tsp
  • Cardamoms (crushed): 4
  • Pure ghee: ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Sugar: ½ tsp
  • Salt: to taste


    • Remove the outer layers of the koldil till you get the soft whitish layers.
    • Take water in a large bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder to it.
    • Lightly deep fingers in mustard oil to avoid stickiness.
    • Cut the koldil to the water bowl. Remove the threads of the koldil.
    • Mash with finger tips the finely chopped koldil. Squeeze.
    • Peel, wash and make pieces oh the potatoes.
    • Peel, wash and cut the onions. Make a paste of the onion.
    • Crush the cardamom.
    • Heat mustard oil in a karahi. Add bay leaves.
    • When the bay leaves change colour add onions.
    • Stir fry the onions upon medium heat. Sprinkle turmeric powder and chilli powder.
    • Sprinkle water twice. When oil floats to the top add potatoes.
    • Stir till the potatoes are half done. Add the koldil.
    • Sprinkle salt and sugar and stir for a minute.
    • Reduce heat to minimum and cover. Stir oMethodasionally.
    • When the potatoes are soft add the pure ghee and sprinkle the crushed cardamom.
    • Upon moderate heat stir for a minute and cover.
    • Serve Koldil Bhaji as a side dish with a meal or with parathas.

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