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Rishi Panchami special: Make Rushi Chi Bhaaji this Ganesh Chaturthi

Maharashtrians make this nutritious Rushi Chi Bhaaji during Rishi Panchami Instagram/@mayurgolatkar

A delicious, wholesome mixed green sabzi, Rushi Chi Bhaaji is made with seasonal greens and other vegetables especially on Rishi Panchami.

Written by Upneet Pansare |Updated : September 14, 2018 10:45 AM IST

For Rishi Panchami, a special preparation that Maharashtrians make is Rushi Chi Bhaaji. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without delicious food. Whether it is Lord Ganesha's favourite Ukdiche Modak or Sheera or Pedhas or Puran Poli, all these Ganesh Chaturthi delicacies are made with so much gusto by all the family members together. It is not just the ingredients that make these dishes delicious, it is also the festivities and the love that families put into making these traditional Indian desserts for Ganesh Chaturthi. Rushi Chi Bhaaji is essentially a mix of several green vegetables and other vegetables that makes it a super healthy. There is also boiled corn that's added to this mix making it even more delicious. While the recipe per se isn't complicated or long, the list of ingredients is quite lengthy! It is usually made with aloo leaves or colocasia leaves or arbi leaves and stems, amaranth leaves, sponge gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, corn, suran, lady's finger, pumpkin and other ingredients. Every family has their own variations of this sabzi. This semi-liquid sabzi is served with roti and rice with a dollop of ghee on top. Here is Ruchi Chi Bhaaji recipe:

Rushi Chi Bhaaji


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cup chopped aloo leaves

cup chopped amaranth leaves

cup sponge gourd

cup ridge gourd

cup snake gourd

cup arbi stem

cup chopped suran

1 medium corn

cup chopped lady's finger

cup chopped pumpkin

cup grated fresh coconut

Jaggery as required

cup fresh peanuts

cup tamarind water


2 chopped green chillies

Water as required


1) Put oil in a kadhai, add chillies and mix all the leafy vegetables.

2) While they are cooking, add the rest of vegetables and peanuts.

3) Season with salt, put jaggery and add water as needed.

4) Let it simmer for about 10- 15 minutes. Keep checking in between.

5) Add tamarind water and stir.

6) After all the vegetables are cooked, add grated coconut and take it off from the flame.

7) Put ghee on top and serve.

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