• Prep Time 8-10 minutes
  • Cook Time 18-20 minutes
  • Serving For 3-4 People
  • Difficulty Intermediate

Recipe Description

Bhogi chi Bhaji’ is a traditional winter recipe cooked all across Maharashtra on the day of ‘Bhogi’ which is a day prior to ‘Makar Sankranti.’ This dish celebrates the seasonal bounty of winter vegetables along with groundnuts and sesame seeds which provide the much needed warmth and nourishment to the body during winters.

Ingredients                                                     Quantity

Oil                                                                    2 tbsp

Cumin seeds                                                    1 tsp

Asafoetida (hing)                                             ¼ tsp

Curry Leaves                                                   10-12 no.

Onions, chopped                                             1 no. (large)

Ginger-Garlic paste                                         1 Tbsp

Green chilli chopped                                        2 no.

Tomato chopped                                              2 no.

Red chilli powder                                             1 tsp

Coriander powder                                            1 tbsp

Turmeric Powder                                             ½ tsp

Garam Masala                                                 ½ tsp

Dry Mango Powder                                          1½ tsp

Sesame seed powder                                       2 tbsp

Jaggery Grated                                                2 tbsp

Drumsticks (Peeled and diced)                        2 no.

Brinjal cube (Stalks removed and diced)        2 no. (Small)

French Beans (Cut into half)                            50 gm.

White Pumpkin (Peeled and diced)                 50 gm.

Carrot (Peeled and diced)                               2 no. (Small)

Potato (Peeled and diced)                               2 no. (Small)

Lima beans (papdi)                                         50 gm.

Green peas                                                       50 gm.

Coriander Leaves                                             for garnish

Salt to taste

Water as required



  1. Heat oil in a pan; add cumin seeds, asafoetida (hing), curry leaves, and sauté till cumin splutter.
  2. Add chopped onion, mix well and cook for 2 min.
  3.  Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped chillies, mix well and cook for 1 min.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook for another 1 min.
  5. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, dry mango powder, Mix everything well and sauté for 1 min.
  6. Add sesame seeds powder and grated jaggery, mix well.
  7. Add all vegetables, mix well.
  8. Add ½ cup of water, mix well Cover and cook for 12-15 min.
  9. After 12-15 min. remove the lid, mix well.
  10. Remove the vegetables in serving plates, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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