Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Batata Bhaji (Simple Potato Curry)


This is a very simple Bhaji/dry curry cooked in almost all Maharashtrian homes. It is a favorite of kids and adults alike :) I add chopped garlic to this bhaji, but if it is for Neivedya (offering to god), I omit it.

The ingredients needed are:
Potatoes - 3-4 medium, Cilantro - chopped (for garnish), Garlic - chopped (optional) For tempering: 1 tbsp Oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin (optional), 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2 green chillies chopped/ 1 tsp red chilli powder, Curry leaves 3-4 (if you have them - it is ok even if you don't add), 1 tsp sugar, salt to taste.

Method: Boil and chop potatoes into cubes. Take oil in a pan and when hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asofoetida, curry leaves, green chillies/red chilli powder. Add the cut potatoes and stir till tempering coats the potatoes. Cover for 2-3 mins. Add sugar and salt to taste and stir. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins. Add cilantro. Serve hot with Poli (chapatti/roti) or Varan-Bhat (Tuvar dal and rice)!!

Till my next post, take care!!

27 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

fabulous potato dish

R said...

@torviewtoronto: thanks!

Sweta Biswal said...

hey thanks for visiting my blog....have missed ur presence for a long time!!!

Yummy potato dish..........

CHITRA said...

Nice dish. new to me..

R said...

@Sweta,Chitra: thanks fo much!!

Hema said...

It looks so tempting, perfect with rotis..

R said...

@Hema: thanks!!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Potatoes will always be our all time fav and here comes a wonderful dish on what to do with it.

Savitha Ganesan said...

Lovely looking aloo roast.

R said...

@Navneetham, Savitha: thanks!

Manjula Bharath said...

wow very very delicious potato curry :) very inviting !! thanks for dropping by my space !! am glad to follow you space too !!

Shweta Agrawal said...

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R said...

@manjula: thanks, u have a lovely space too.
Shweta: will definitely check it out. thanks!

Bhawna Bagri said...

love this potato bhaji...looks yummy..

R said...

@bhawna: thanks for appreciating!

Shobha said...

Simple and yummy potato curry.

R said...

@Shobha: thanks!!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very flavorful and yummy batata fry. Love it.


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Nilu A said...

Wow! This sabzi is delicious.. Thanks for sharing :-)

R said...

@Nilu: thanks!!

Maha Gadde said...

luking spicy n yumy toneed sum rotis.

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy potato dish,tempting.

R said...

@maha, suja: thanks!!

Devi Mey said...

Wow, looks yummm! I've never tried adding sugar to potatoes. Sounds nice :)

R said...

@Devi: thanks!

Suja Md said...

wow... it looks too tempting...definitely need to give it a try!!

Mugdha Mohanty said...

wow super yummy bhaji...thanx for visiting my page...ur place is awesome...:)