Bhajanichi Vatana Amti

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  • Ethnicity - Marathi, West Indian
  • Type of meal - Party, Lunch, Dinner



  1. Heat 1 tsp oil and add peppercorns, cloves and coriander seeds.
  2. When they pop, add sliced onion.
  3. Brown.
  4. Add coconut gratings and brown the whole lot.
  5. Cool and grind to a fine paste, adding a little water as needed.
  6. Reserve.
  7. Heat remaining oil and add cumin seeds.
  8. When they crackle, add the chopped onion.
  9. Brown.
  10. Add tomatoes, sprouted peas and all the spice powders.
  11. Add salt and boil, mashing a few peas with the back of the ladle.
  12. Add ground paste and sufficient water to make enough gravy.
  13. Add the kokums, stir and boil once.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with puris made of rice flour, or with rotis and onion slices.