Dubuk Wade/Golyachi Bhaji: Khandeshi Special

Dubuk Wade/Golyachi Bhaji: Khandeshi Special

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 Minute
  • Cooking: 25 Minute
  • Calories:

Yet another stunning curry from Khandesh….or should I say …Nashik( cause I learnt it here,from my Mom in Law)..my sasuraal!! I was surprised at the simplicity of the ingredients that create such a delicious recipe! A basic ground masala made with roasted onions,garlic and dry coconut ,makes the base of any kala masala rassa /curry , in basic khandeshi khana. And the most important ingredient, the glorious Kala Masala, that is made once a year in every Maratha household. Its a perfect blend of most of the spices, from cloves,cardamom to star anise and ofcourse , also uses roasted dry coconut or khopra , that gives it a dark brownish black colour, along with the other roasted spices. Hence the name kala masala. Normally , you get a readymade pack of measured amounts of whole spices from a specific shop ( we get it from “Dagadu Teli” a humble shop in old Nashik area) and simply roast the ingredients,one by one  and grind them. But it takes lot of effort and time , but its worth it , especially , when you get to smell the appetizing aroma ,when the curry boils….I m hungry already thinking about it!!!



  1. Roast the sliced onion in 1 tsp Oil , along with garlic and ginger. Once the onion turns brown , add the dry coconut and roast ,till the mixture turns dark brown. Cool and grind to a fine paste with some coriander , using little water if required.
  2. Mix besan,salt ,turmeric,ajwain with water to make a smooth batter of dropping consistency , like pakoda. Heat oil in a vessel , add cumin seeds and let them splitter. Add the ground masala and fry till it starts seperating oil. Add red chilly powder
  3. Now , slowly drop small bits of the besan mix into the boiling curry. Let the curry boil , till the besan balls float on top.. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rotis and rice and ofcourse Nagali che Papad(Ragi Papads)..Yum.....

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