Patodi rassa bhaji recipe is Maharashtrian Besan ki sabji. It tastes awesome when eaten with bhakri, poli (roti), or phulki. It is a typical Marathi recipe which is made in different parts of Maharashtra with little variation in Rassa. Rassa means the red spicy Gravy base of patodi bhaji. I love all the variations of this recipe. When I came to Delhi and made it for my north Indian friends, they liked it a lot and asked me for the recipe. They called it Besan ki sabji in hindi as it was difficult for them to spell Pataudi / Patawadi chi Rassa Bhaji .
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I like Shev bhaji and this recipe is little similar to that. Basically it is a non-fried version of shev bhaji. So when fried shev is not available at home or you are not in a mood to make it, go for this recipe. You will love it. Not many people know this spicy rassa bhaji recipe. My mom used to make this recipe on Sundays as she used to be busy on Saunday and this recipe is simple, easy to make and tastes really special. My grandma asked her to made the masala on pata warwanta (sil batta), and the taste is never comparable with the masala paste made in mixer.
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Maharashtrians make lots of variations in patawadi like coriander / kothimbir patawadi, methi patawadi etc. But plain spicy pataudi tastes best in patawadi rassa bhaji. This pataudi recipe is different from Gujarati patodi. In Gujarati patodi, it is made as a role. It is called as khandhvi. This recipe has patodi which is cut in square pieces. The batter of this patodi is also different from khandvi.
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Patodi Rassa Recipe
There are many variations of patodi rasa- in Nagpur style rasa patodi bhaji, khus – khus or poppy seeds is used in gravy paste. Dry coconut and onion is a must in this gravy paste. Don’t add tomatoes in patodi gravy if you want to make it in authentic maharashtrian style. You can add khandeshi kala masala, kolhapuri garam masala or any garam masala in this recipe .
Many people add raw/kachya patodi in rassa, I don’t add raw patodi. Personally, I feel that besan takes little more time to cook and if you boil it with rassa for long time it will not taste good. I prepare patodi separately and add it when rassa starts boiling , I boil it on low flames for 2-3 minutes, take it off and keep the container closed for 10 minutes. All the flavor of rassa comes in patodi when you cover it.
I have explained step by step recipe to make this tasty patodi recipe. Do share your queries and suggestions for this recipe.
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Ingredients to make Besan Patodi / Pataudi /Patwadi
- 1 ¼ cup of besan
- 2 cup water
- 1tablespoon oil
- 1teaspoon sesame seeds (til)
- 1twaspoon jeera
- 2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 pinch for asafoetida
- 1 teaspoon salt
Ingredients to make rassa (gravy/ curry)
- 2 medium sized onions
- ¾ cup grated dry coconut ( Sukha khobra / gola)
- 1inch ginger piece (ala / adrak)
- 9-10 garlic cloves (lasnyachya paklya /lasan)
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (Khus-khus) – optional
- 3 cups of water
- 2-3 teaspoon red chili powder
- 2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1-2 bay leaves (tej patta / tej pan)
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil
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Directions to make patodi / pataudi / patwadi
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.
- Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and sesame seeds to it.
- When the seeds start fluttering, add red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder to it.
- Add 2 cups of water and let it boil.
- When it starts boiling, slowly add besan while stirring it with perforated spoon (jhara)
- Try to remove the lumps with perforated spoon ( jhara)
- Batter of Patodi shouldn’t be smooth. It should have small granules of besan in it as shown in the photo below.
- Cover the lid and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Open the lid, stir it and again let it cook with covered lid for another 3-4 minutes on low flames.
- Grease 1 plate with oil and sprinkle some grated coconut on it. Spread cooked Patodi batter on it.
- Let it cool down
- Cut it into desired shape. I have cut it into diamond shape. Patodi is ready.
Directions to make Patodi (gravy/ rassa)
- Heat a pan with 1teaspoon oil and roast onion in it. When it becomes light brown add grated dry coconut and roast both onion and coconut to brown color.
- If you want to add khus-khus, roast it separately for 2 minutes on low flames add it in roasted coconut onion.
- Take roasted onion (khus-khus if you wants to use) and coconut in mixer jar and add ginger and garlic to it. Make a fine paste of it.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a big pan. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds (jeera) to it. If you want tawang (oil floating on gravy/rassa) add more oil according to your taste.
- Add onion coconut paste to it and sauté it until oil starts coming out of it.
- Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
- Mix it properly and sauté it for 1-2 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and let it boil.
- When it starts boiling keep it on low flames for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add Patodi pieces in the gravy and let it cook for 2 minutes. Cover it and remove it from flames.
- After 10- 12 minutes patodis are nicely mixed with gravy/rasa. Garnish it with coriander.
- Serve it hot with chapatis, bhakris or phulkis. Don’t forget to serve onion and lemon slices with this meal.
Try out this recipe at home someday. And do let me know about your experience. Did your family enjoy it?
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Hey Jaishree ,
I had to make this traditional recipe for the first time in my life and that too i heard about this just a couple of dye back..anyways i followed your recipe for the rassa and though cooked slightly differently the patwadi ..it turned out amazing .thank you so much !!1
Glad it helped 🙂 Can u please share ur patavadi recipe?
i was searching for at least 12 years after marriage ..i ate it as a child at my ajjis house, i know this is the right way and best way .you are right.thankyou fór this recepie thankyou very very much.
You are very welcome Sarita…
thnkyou so much for this patodi reciepy now i can also try at my home its so simple
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Hi jayashri! I was searching this patodi recipe since last 6 months. I will make this recipe first time in my life. Thank u so much. ..
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I made patwadi with this procedure… It’s awesome.. Tasty.. Yummy.. Etc.. Etc… I made it first time.. I belongs to typical vidarbha. That’s why I like spicy foods.. And it’s superb.. Thank you very much.. Jaishree..
wow ……love dis patodi rassa bhajji….
It is the exact way to cook.. I was searching for this since long ..your recipe taste exactly same as I use to have it at my friend’s place..thanks
Excellent recipe. turned out great. Thanks for posting this.
Thank you for an awesome recipe.
I was searching for a recipe which we used to call ‘Khober Baingan’ in our childhood. It was basically spicy filling of coconut + ground nut + kala masala inside Besan dumpling & boiled in a gravy..
Do you have this recipe here?
Thanking you in advance.
Jaishree..i know tbis is an old post but I made this today and it came out super amazing. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!
It’s a keeper for sure!!!
Thanks for this recipe
I loved this dish during my hostel days
I’m feeling nostalgic