Dry Potato Bhaji Recipe

This incredible Dry potato bhaji recipe has got the potatoes, onions and tomatoes are cooked together with basic Indian spices and finished with coriander leaves.

dry potato bhaji
dry potato bhaji

I was just being adventurous with this  recipe,unlike the traditional potato bhaji recipes, the texture of  this dish is right in between a potato curry and dry potato dish like tawa aloo- not runny at the same time not really dry or thick as well ( I think just managed to get it right). I have just followed the basic recipe but I have tweaked here and there towards the finishing to get sour and tangy flavor, with this being said- I am not done with this recipe as yet, next time I will come with the spicy version of it, so stay tuned..

dry potato bhaji
dry potato bhaji

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Potatoes – 500 gms
  • Red onion- 2 medium, chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Ajwain seeds – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Chilly powder – 3/4 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1Tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- 1 Tbsp, chopped


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Peel and cut potatoes, chop onion and tomatoes and set them aside.
  2. Heat oil in skillet, crackle cumin seeds, saute for few seconds.
  3. Add half of the chopped onion and cook until they are transparent.
  4. Add powdered spices such as cumin, turmeric, chilly and coriander and cook.
  5. When you get the cooked flavor (this would approximately take about 2-3 minutes), add lemon juice.
  6. Add half of the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes become mushy and mixed well.
  7. Add potatoes now, add a cup of water, season with salt  and cook on a simmering fire.
  8. When the potatoes are done, using the back side of a spoon, smash them.
  9. Now you need increase the temperature medium-high and saute well.
  10. When you semi-dry ( just be mindful  to get the right texture), add rest of the chopped onion and tomatoes.
  11. Continue to cook for a couple of minutes on a low flame


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