Potato and Onion Bhaji

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Potato and onion the twin vegetables that go together in a lot of dishes and certainly in the Potato-Onion Bhaji. This Bhaji is slightly different from the one I put up with the Masala Dosa – this has the flavor of sambhar powder and is more of a gravy and a good combination for Poori/Chapati. I have also added fresh green peas to it for extra flavour. Here goes the recipe.

What you need to have:

1. Potatos – 2-3

2. Onions – 5

3. Green peas – 1/2 cup

4. Fresh grated coconut – 2 tablespoon

5. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

6. Sambar – 1-2 teaspoons

Picture 005Ingredients of Potato-Onion bhaji

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Chopped onions – 3/4 cup

2. Green chilli – 1-2

4. Curry leaves – 2-3 strands

5. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

6. Blackgram dal – 1 teaspoon

7. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

8. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

9. Cashews – A handful

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Ingredients of Seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Peel onions and chop lengthwise and keep it aside as shown in image 2. Grate coconut, wash and chop coriander leaves as well and keep it aside as shown in image 1.

2. Wash, peal and cook potatoes as usual in the cooker till soft/cooked. On cooling, just crush the cooked potatoes with your hands add sufficient water and keep aside.

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Crushed cooked potatoes

3. Place a skillet with 5-6 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. On heating add mustard seeds to it. When it starts sputtering add blackgram dal to it. When dal is fried, add cumin seeds to it. When it sputters add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, and turmeric powder, cashews to it. Add chopped onions from step 1 and required quantity of salt to the dish.

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The Seasoning

5. After a while add fresh green peas also and saute it till onions turn transparent and green peas turn soft.

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6. Now add cooked potato gravy from step-3 and a teaspoon of sambar powder, garam masala powder(optional) and mix well. Check for salt and if required add some more water to adjust to the required consistency and bring it to boil.

7. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut from step 1, stir well and serve hot with your favorite Puri/Dosa/Chapati.

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Ready to serve potato-Onion bhaji with gravy

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5


8 thoughts on “Potato and Onion Bhaji

    Brenda said:
    January 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Prathiba

    Glad to see you are back online…..it’s been a while!


      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 8:02 am

      Hi Brenda,

      Happy new year to u and ur family though belated. I was away for a while since my son had come down after a long time.

    Asha said:
    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    My fave for Chapatis, looks delicious. Happy belated 2010 to you and family.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

      Hi Asha,

      This could be a side dish for lunch for my kids which they love.

    kalva said:
    January 21, 2010 at 3:40 am

    nice, never added coconut with potatoes

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

      Hi Kalva,

      Adding coconut though a very little i think makes a difference. Thanx a lot for visiting my blog. Happy new yer to u and ur family!!!!

    gowri said:
    January 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Hi Pratibha,
    Nice Bhaji.. thnaks for sharing. Good to see you back…..it’s been a while!!! Missed your postings.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

      Hi Gowri,

      Since my son had come down after a long time , i was busy and could not post as usual. Hope to post some more soon.

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