Chukke ki Bhaji Gosht is sour, delicious and palatable recipe made with leafy green and mutton. Khichdi and chukke ki bhaji gosht (chukkakura mutton) is most loved food combination in Andhra region. This bhaji gosht recipe tastes equally delicious when served with steamed white rice too.
What is Chukke ki Bhaji?
Chukke ki Bhaji is much loved green leafy vegetable in Andhra and Telangana regions. We use leaves and tender stems in making chutney (pachadi), dal, stir-fry or curry. The leaves of this bhaji are soft and sour in taste. This bhaji looks much like palak (spinach).
Other Names of Chukke ki Bhaji
Chukke ki bhaji is not only favorite of Andhra and Telangana prople, this is also fondly liked in Maharashtra regions.
English: Green Sorrel
Hindi: Khatta Palak
Marathi: Ambat Chukka
Tamil: Chukka Keerai
Andhra Chukkakura Mutton Recipe
Chukkakura mutton is one of most loved recipes in Andhra. After gongura, chukkakura is one of the most popular leafy green in Andhra. The preparation of chukkakura mutton is like gongura mutton.
Coming to the recipe,
Marinade mutton with red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste for 30 minutes. Fry finely sliced onions until transparent and add marinated mutton. Stir for a minute and add glass of water.
Pressure cook on medium flame for 6-7 whistles or until mutton is tender. Now add finely chopped leaves and tender stems of bhaji. Stir well.
Cook on low flame, until leaves turn mushy.
The sour taste of chukka perfectly complements mutton pieces in this finger lickingly delicious mutton recipe. Generally, bhaji gosht and khichdi are served at pre-wedding or post-delivery functions.
Love leafy greens, then here are few recipes to try:
Chukka Kura Pappu – A delicious combination of earthy toor dal and sour tasting chukka leaves. Steamed hot rice, chukkakura pappu, ghee, pickle and papad is all time comfort food for us Andhraites.
Chugur Dal – This seasonal dal recipe is made with tender tamarind leaves and toor dal. A hot bowl of rice with a drizzle of ghee is all you need to have a gratifying meal.
Ponnaganti Aaku Kandipappu Koora – With nutritional benefits, this is a must-try leafy green vegetable recipe.
Thotakura Egg Bhurji – Have you tried egg and leafy green in combination? If no is your answer, then try this nutritious, simple and easy to make egg burji with thotakura (amaranth leaves).
- 2 bunches fresh Chukke ki bhaji
- 250 g. Mutton (Curry Cut Pieces)
- 1 big Onion, finely sliced
- 2 Green chili, cut into half
- 1 big Tomato, deseeded and chopped
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 3 tbsp. Oil
- 2 sprigs fresh Coriander leaves
How to make Chukke ki Bhaji Gosht
- Clean and thoroughly rinse mutton in enough water. Drain and marinade mutton with red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and ginger-garlic paste.
- Cover and set aside for 30 minutes or more if you have time.
- In a pressure cooker, add oil and when it heats up fry sliced onions.
- When sliced onion turn translucent add in marinated mutton pieces.
- Stir well and add chopped tomato and cut green chili.
- Stir to combine and cook by stirring occasionally until lamb meat starts to change color.
- Now add in 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 6-8 whistles or until meat is cooked tender.
- In the meantime, wash thoroughly, drain and chop chukke ki bhaji by trimming the lower stem side ends.
- Finely chop the remaining part of stem and leaves.
- When the pressure settles, check mutton pieces, if it turns tender, add chopped bhaji and stir.
- On medium high flame, cook till all the water is absorbed and leaves are cooked through.
- Stir to avoid sticking at the bottom. Add in chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve with khichdi or plain white rice.
- Add love to make this chukke ki bhaji gosht ki recipe taste 'Yummy'.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
As mentioned in the post, chukke ki bhaji gosht is served with khichdi. You will not need any other side dish to go along with this combination. But you are willing, then you served onion raita or papad or pickle alog with this.
Bhaji gosht also tastes best when served with steamed white rice. Do give this recipe a try and I am sure, you will love it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g