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Chuin Alu Besara Bhaja – ଛୁଇଁ ଆଳୁ ବେସର ଭଜା

Chuin Alu Besara Bhaja Recipe (Drumstick and Potato Fry)

Chuin Alu Besara Bhaja Recipe (Drumstick and Potato Fry)

Drumstick aka Sajana Chhuin (generally odia people call this as only chhuin) is an easily available vegetable in Odisha. In any time of year, one can get this from market. Even most of the houses have this tree in their backyard. The flowers, leaves of this tree are also edible.\


Chuin Alu Besara Bhaja – ଛୁଇଁ ଆଳୁ ବେସର ଭଜା

A delicious combination of potatoes and drumstick pods that are slow cooked the masala paste of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic and turmeric powder. Chonk flavoured with panch phoron. Serve this wonderful fry with steamed rice, dal and other side dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, odisha
Keyword Odia Recipe, Odisha Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 0.15kcal


  • 1 Kadhai/owk


  • 5 pc Chhuin ( Drumstick )
  • 5 Samll size Aalu ( Potato )
  • 2 tsps White or Black Sorisa ( Mustard seed )
  • 2 pieces Sukhila Lanka ( dry chili )
  • 2 pieces (kancha Lanka) Green Chillies
  • 5 pieces Rasuna ( Garlic )
  • 5 pieces cloves
  • 1/ 2 tsp Haladi Gunda ( Turmeric powder )
  • 1/ 2 tsp Pancha phutana (Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Black cumin & Fennel seeds)
  • 2 tbsp Sorisa tela ( Mustard oil )
  • Luna ( Salt ) to taste


  • To make the Odia Style Chuin Aloo Besara, soak the mustard seeds, dry chilli and cumin seeds in half cup of water for at least 15 minutes.
  • To start with, peel off the outerlayer of drumstick (chhuin) and cut it into pieces. Make round thick slices of potato (aalu) and better to keep the outer layer intact.Wash potato ( aalu ) and drumstick ( chhuin ) properly.
  • Make a fine paste of mustard seed (sorisa), dry chili (sukhila lanka) or green chilli, garlic cloves (rasuna) and turmeric powder (haladi gunda).
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan, heat the mustard oil. Add panch phoran & allow spluttering.
  • Add pieces of potato (aalu) and drumstick (chhuin) and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the paste, salt to taste (Luna) and 1 cup of water and mix well until the vegetables are coated with it.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are cooked or till all the water dries out.
  • Open the lid and stir fry it till it becomes golden brown.
  • Tastes best with Pakhala or Stemed rice, Dal and other dishes.


Nutritional/Health benefits of Drumstik:

Great for diabetes, Fights pimple, Good for hair and skin, Prevents the outburst of chickenpox, Keeps your heart healthy.
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