Chuin or Drumsticks are available plenty in the state of Orissa. We have 4 trees in our backyard itself and fruit from 1 tree is too much to be consumed by a family of 4 ;)
We distributed more than we ever used in our household. There are different versions of chuin bhaja and here is the most common and the easiest way to prepare it.
- Chuin (Drumstick) - about 4-5 longsticks
- Aloo (Potatoes) - about 2-3 small ones
- Oil - 1 tea spoon
- Panch Phutan
- Haldi (Turmeric)
- Whole Red Chillies - 2
Wash and Cut the Drumsticks to about 2 inches size.
Wash and cut the potatoes in round shape. Do not take the skin off.
Put the drumsticks and potatoes in a bowl with water and salt and turmeric and let it boil for 10-15 min until the drumsticks are a little soft.
Drain water and keep aside.
Take a deep pan, put the oil.
Once it hot, add the red chillies and panch phutan.
Let the phutan splutter for a bit, before adding the potatoes and drumsticks.
And fry the vegetables tossing occasionally and carefully(so that the potatoes don't break) till the veggies are slightly crispy and golden brown.
Enjoy this warm with dal & rice or even better enjoy with pakhala bhata.
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