Thursday, January 24, 2008

Simple potato bhaji

This is my husband Ashok's favourite bhaji,which he can eat for breakfast,lunch and dinner as well!

  • Potatoes -3 medium sized
  • Onions -2 medium sized
  • Garlic -2 cloves
  • Ginger -1 inch pc.
  • salt -1 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric -1/2 tsp
  • sambhar powder -1 tsp
  • red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • oil -2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • urad dal (black gram)-1/4 tsp
  • chana dal(bengal gram dal) -1/4 tsp
  • Jeera (cummin seeds) - 1/4 tsp


  1. Peel the skin of the potatoes and cut into cubes.Onions in stripes,and the ginger garlic into small pcs.
  2. Microwave for 3 min adding turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Remove stir well and microwave again for 2 more min .
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds,urad dal,chanadal and jeera.
  5. When the mustard splutters,add the onions ,ginger and garlic.
  6. Fry till the onions turn light brown.
  7. Add all the masalas and then the cooked potatoes.
  8. Cover and cook for about 5 min.
  9. Open,stir well and fry on low flame for another 5-7 min or till the potatoes are nicely fried.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Ajay said...

Still waiting for some small story or background info to go with the recipe

Iyer friends & family said...

Jaya - nice and simple recipe. I guess microwaving the potatoes really speeds up the process.

Ajay & I spoke yesterday, we both agree that this blog needs more stories to go with the recipes, instead of the 1-line introduction. :-)

Ajay said...

Wow, just tried the recipe and was awesome. The next time i make it, i'll take a picture of it and send it. What's koork, kovakaai and chenai called in english?

Jaya said...

Chenai is Yam in english and suran in hindi.kovakkai is ivy gourd in english and tindli in hindi.Koorkkai I am still trying to find out.

uRmILa said...

hi chitti .. i tried this for lunch today and am glad to say that i've somewhat managed to replicate the taste [as made by you] :) :) :) i somehow never thought of microwaving the potatoes.. it only makes the frying so easy !

Jaya said...

Thanks urmila.You can microwave almost all our poduthaval recipes like beans avvarrakkai etc then season in oil and it definitely is faster.