Type Comfort in MS word, select it, right click and see the synonyms: Soothe , console, reassure, calm, relieve ..this Ambadichi Bhaji (Sour greens/Gongura curry) makes every synonym for comfort sound true.
Yes this is one of the recipes I rely on when I am in need of some ‘Comfort food’ (of course provided the greens are available).
Ambadi/sour greens/Gongura leaves
Ambadi leaves are sour -almost vinegary to taste. But this tartness is what makes them so tasty and special. I read here that these greens come in two varieties- Red stemmed and Green stemmed. Here we usually get the green stemmed variety, so I have used that. What makes this a quintessentially Maharashtrian recipe is the use of Jowar Kani (cracked Jowar/Daliya).
The Ambadi leaves are steamed together with the Jowar Kani to make this very special Ambadichi bhaji -which makes me nostalgic and reminds of my mom’s or my granny’s cooking each and everytime I make it.