Bhagar Aamti

I remember, during my childhood, Mom used to make Bhagar and Aamti along with many other recipes when we were fasting.

Bhagar and Aamti is a heavy meal and can be termed as a dal chawal replacement for upas (fasting) wherein Bhagar is cooked just like rice and Aamti is made with peanuts and green chilly. 

Bhagar Aamti

A complete meal for Upas.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Anuya


  • 1 Cup Bhagar/Vari Tandul Wash thoroughly, drain the water and keep aside for 5-7 minutes.
  • 2 Tsp Ghee or unsalted butter
  • 1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin
  • 1 Chopped green chilly
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 Cup Groundnut powder
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee or unsalted butter
  • 3-4 Kokum/Amsul
  • 2 Tbsp Grated jaggery


  • For the Aamti, grind all the ingredients listed, except salt, Kokum and Jaggery, using generous amount of water.
    Aamti base
  • Add 2 cups water to this mixture and set aside.
    Aamti base
  • Take ghee in a pan. After it is warm enough, add jeera.
    Aamti fodni
  • Next add the groundnut mixture to the pan. Note: Add the mixture very slowly as it consists mainly water and may splutter.
  • Add the Salt, Kokum and Jaggery and mix well. Bring to a boil, simmer and cook till the jaggery is dissolved.
    Groundnut Aamti
  • For the bhagar, take ghee in a pan. When the ghee is hot enough, add jeera and green chillies.
    Bhagar fodni
  • Add the soaked bhagar and mix well. Add water and cook covered until soft.
  • Serve hot with Sweet Lemon Pickle and some of your favorite crispies.
    Bhagar Amti


You can even add some curd to the Bhagar while cooking to make it softer.

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