Monday, December 31, 2012

Lal Shak Bhaja

Happy new year to all my friens and all the readers of my creative space.We bengalis normally start our lunch with some bhaja preferably shak bhaja. So here I am sharing the typical bengali recipe of lal shak bhaja.


  1. Lal Shaak - 1 bunch  chopped
  2. Onion - 1 fiinely chopped
  3. Garlic chopped - 2 tbsp
  4. Ground nuts - handful of
  5. Red Chilly - 2
  6. Poppy seed - 1 tsp
  7. salt to taste
  8. sugar - 1/4 tsp
  9. mustard oil - 2 tbsp

Wash and clean the shak. Chop them.

Finely chop garlic and onion.
Heat oil in a kadai. Fry the ground nuts and then add red chilly,garlic and onion.Add little salt and sugar and fry till the onions are golden brown.
Add the lal shak and salt.The shak will leave water.Fry till the water is evaporated and the shak is well cooked.

At the end add 1 tsp of poppy seed and fry for 1 more min.
Lal Shak Bhaja
Serve hot with rice.

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