Batata Bhaji – Aloo Sabzi – Indian Potato Dish

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Potato Bhaji, also known as Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji is a simple Indian vegetarian dish made of potatoes that is easy to make. It doesn’t have as much grease as French Fries and can be eaten as the main course or even a side-dish. We love having it for meals with puris.

Who does not love Puri Bhaji? I don’t know anyone who would say no that! This is my mom’s version of the Batata Bhaji (Indian potato vegetable dish). And it can be served with pav or rotis or yummy beetroot puris!

What ingredients do you need for Potato Bhaji?

Boiled potatoes of course! If you have leftover boiled potatoes from your salads, this is the perfect way to make use of them. Other than a mash of course!

Other than this you need green chillies, onions, cumin and mustard seeds, salt, oil, ginger, garlic, raisins, charoli seeds (chironji or cuddapah almond), turmeric and fresh coriander.

How to make Potato Bhaji or Aloo Sabzi

Potatoes with skins ready to be boiled - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Boil the potatoes with skins

Start by boiling the potatoes with their skin for about 7 minutes in a pressure cooker. Once boiled, remove and discard the skins. Then mash the potatoes and set aside.

Mash the potatoes - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Mash the potatoes

Then, finely slice the green chilies and onions. Follow that by chopping the ginger and garlic fine as well. Add oil in a pan and heat it. Put in the mustard (rai) and cumin (jeera) seeds and saute for a few minutes. Then add in the chopped chilies, garlic and ginger and mix well.

If you don’t have time to chop ginger and garlic, use my mom’s homemade ginger and garlic paste.

Chop the chillies fine- Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Chop the chillies fine
Chop the onions fine - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Chop the onions fine
Heat oil. Add rai and jeera - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Heat oil. Add rai and jeera
Then comes the chopped chillies - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Then comes the chopped chillies
Chillies ginger, garlic, rai and jeera - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Chillies ginger, garlic, rai and jeera
Mix all the spices together - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Mix all the spices together

Add in the onions and cook for about 5 minutes till they are translucent.

Add in the chopped onions and fry - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Add in the chopped onions and fry
Fry the onions, chillies, ginger, garlic, mustard and cumin till the onions are translucent - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Fry well till the onions are translucent

Add in the raisins and charoli seeds. Charoli or chironji is a seed that is available in the Indian or Asian section of supermarkets and grocery stores. But you can skip this if you do not have it. We don’t always use it, but when we do it adds a richness to the batata bhaji.

Add in raisins and charoli - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Add in raisins and charoli

Add the turmeric powder and mix. Lastly, add in the mashed potatoes and mix well. Leave it to cook for another 5 minutes on a low flame.

Add turmeric powder - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Add turmeric powder
Mix the turmeric well - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Mix the turmeric well
Add in the mashed potato - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Add in the mashed potato
Mix well - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Mix well
Lovely potato bhaji emerging - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Lovely potato bhaji emerging

Once done, sprinkle some chopped fresh coriander leaves on the Potato bhaji and it’s ready to eat. You can serve it with some slices of lime and pav or puris. We sometimes have it with rice too!

Add in the chopped coriander - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Add in the chopped coriander
Serve with pav and lime - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Serve with pav and lime
The easiest Indian potato bhaji to make - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
The easiest Indian potato bhaji to make
Just a closer look of the batata bhaji - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Just a closer look of the batata bhaji

What’s Perfect About This Potato Bhaji Recipe?

  • As opposed to french fries, the potato is boiled.
  • It’s an easy recipe to make when you have leftover boiled potatoes!
  • Potatoes are nutritious and the added spices make this dish even healthier.
  • The dish is simple and easy to make – it can be ready in 30 minutes.
  • This batata bhaji recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.

Cooking Tips And Tricks For Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji

  • We usually boil and mash the potatoes first and then proceed with the rest of the steps, as it is quicker.
  • You can also boil the potatoes earlier in the day or the day before, if necessary. This recipe works with boiled potatoes taken straight from the refrigerator too. 
  • The raisins and charoli seeds add to the sweetness of the dish, but they can be skipped.
  • Allow the mustard and cumin seeds to saute for a few minutes to enhance the flavour.
  • Squeezing a few drops of lime on the batata bhaji adds a tangy twist. You can do this just before serving or while eating.

FAQs About Cooking Potato Bhaji Or Aloo Sabzi

What is Potato Bhaji?

It is an Indian vegetarian dish made from boiled potatoes with onions, chillies and spices. Its also called Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji in Hindi.

What do you eat it with?

You can eat Potato Bhaji with Puris or Chappati or Pav.

Do I have to mash the potatoes?

No, you can also dice the potatoes into small pieces if you prefer.

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Just a closer look at the batata bhaji that is served with pav and lime - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Indian Potato Dish | Batata Bhaji | Aloo Sabzi

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Traditional Indian dish that's enjoyed for dinner, lunch or breakfast, this Potato Bhaji or aloo sabzi recipe is simply easy to make!
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Prep Time 13 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Pressure Cooker Time 7 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 280 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 6 Green Chillies – Fresh
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Garlic Pod
  • 1.5 inch Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 50 g Raisins
  • 50 g Charoli Chironji seeds or Cuddapah almonds
  • 10 g Fresh Coriander Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potatoes with skins on for about 7 minutes in a pressure cooker.
  • Once boiled, cool them, remove the skin, mash and set aside.
  • Slice the green chilies, onions, ginger and garlic fine separately.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and saute for 2 minutes till you get the aroma.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, chillies and onion. Frry till the onions are translucent.
  • Next, add the turmeric and mix well. Then add the rasins and charoli seeds.
  • Lastly, add in the mashed potato and allow to cook for 5 mins. Stir occasionally.
  • Sprinkle with fresh corriander and serve with bread or puris. Add a dash of lime for added flavor.

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Notes

  • You can boil the potatoes earlier in the day or the day before if necessary. This recipe works with boiled potatoes taken from the refrigerator too. 
  • If you do not have charoli/chironji, it’s okay. It’s not a necessity.
  • Raisins add to the sweetness of the dish, but can also be skipped.
  • The recipe for beetroot puris is here. 

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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 321g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

How to make Potato Bhaji - By Abby from AbbysPlate
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3 thoughts on “Batata Bhaji – Aloo Sabzi – Indian Potato Dish”

  1. We ate batata vegetable with puris at the Indian restaurant many times. It is delicious. But it didn’t have raisins or cuddaph almonds in it. I’m saving this recipe to try this weekend.5 stars

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