Dried Greens Patty In Mustard Gravy


Hi friends. Today I am going to share a rural-Indian dish which is made in my hometown. It is locally called as ‘Biriya’ and is made mostly in summers. It can be stored for long periods of time. It has its own unique taste and dried greens have their own flavour. It is made by combining any greens together, binding it in a batter of spiced gram flour and then drying it up in sunlight. I hope you guys will like it. The procedure of the recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:-For making the greens patty:—

  1. Bathua and Fenugreek Leaves(fresh)-250gms
  2. Thick Gram Flour-300 gms
  3. Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  4. Carom Seeds-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Garam Masala-1 tsp

For making the gravy:-

  1. Onion- 1
  2. Potato-2
  3. Yellow Mustard Paste-3 tbsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Coriander Powder-2 tsp
  6. Curry Powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Kasuri Methi-A pinch
  12. Mustard Oil-2 tbsp


Step 1

To make the greens patties, cut the front and back ends of the greens. Now cut them in size of 1 inch. Take a bowl. Add the gram flour, carom seeds, asafoetida, red chilly powder, garam masala and salt and add water to make a thick batter from it. Now coat the greens which have been cut in medium sizes in the batter and put them to dry in intense sunlight. It is preferable to make these in the month of summers as the sunlight is more strong at that time. For making this dish fry these patties in mustard oil till lightly browned. Keep aside.

Step 2

IMG-4924.JPGIf the intensity of sunlight is maximum it will get dried in two or three days. Then you may store it and use it as you want to. Now the next part of the dish is making the gravy. For that make a fine paste of yellow mustard. Chop the onion finely. Scrape and cut the potatoes into big sized pieces.

Step 3

DSC01600Take a kadhai. Add some mustard oil in it. Now add the chopped onion. Fry it for a minute. Now add garlic paste and then add the dry masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, curry masala and fry it for another minute. Now add the tomato puree and dry mango powder. Fry this masala mix well and then add the mustard paste and a pinch of kasuri methi. Fry it for two minutes. Care has to be taken not to fry it for long as then it may taste bitter.

Step 4

IMG-4926.JPGThen add water and potatoes to make the gravy. Simmer it on a medium flame for ten minutes after which add the shallow fried patties in it. Now boil it for four to five minutes before switching off the gas. Finally, add the tempering of mustard oil and cumin over the gravy.

Our Dried Greens Patty In Mustard Gravy is done. Serve it over steamed rice, rice crackers, green mango, peanut and sesame chutney and some semi-fried veggies.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!





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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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