Sunday, July 25, 2010

Marathi alu (potato) bhaji


3 medium Potatoes
For Tempering: 2 tbsp Oil, 2 pinch Mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1/8 tsp Asafoetida, 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Urad Dal (optional)
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
4 green chilies or to taste, slit lengthwise
4-5 curry leaves
1/4 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
2 tbsp Cilantro for garnishing


Boil and peel potatoes, make small cubes (2 cm).
Heat oil in a nonstick pan or Kadai. Add mustard seeds, allow to crackle. Add Cumin, Asafoetida, Turmeric powder, and Urad dal.
Once urad dal becomes little golden in color, add ginger paste, green chilies and curry leaves. Also, add 1/4 cup Cilantro, saute for 5 to 10 seconds and add potato cubes. Mix gently with spatula. Do not mix vigorously, it could crumble the cubes.
Sprinkle salt to taste. Cover the pan and cook over medium low heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in between. Add lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with Cilantro. Serve Potato bhaji with Puri or Chapati.


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