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Poori-Bhaji- Potato Bhaji Recipe

For us puri/ poori -bhaji has been staple for sat brunch since many years. Its comforting breakfast or brunch specially on a weekend. A classic combo where mildly flavored potato side dish is served with hot, crispy, puffy puris. Every region in India  has its own version and also combo. This one is Maharashtrian style puri bhaji though I have added my own version to it which pleases my family. Being from Mumbai I have had Puri- Bhaji from the street vendors to relishing it at my friend's house during festivals. Its delicious, easy and very comforting.  I have shared Puri Recipe in another post. You can check it HERE. Lets see how its done. Step by step images given below for your reference. 

  • Potato- 3 medium size
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Garlic- 3- 4 Pods, minced 
  • Green chillies- 3 slit 
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes- 1 big (optional)
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
Wash the potatoes well and cook it in pressure cooker with little water for 2 or 3 whistles. They should be boiled well 
While the potatoes are getting cooked, take a kadai/ wok or pan and add oil
Splutter mustard seeds once the oil is hot and add minced garlic to it. Saute' for 1 min 
Add the chopped onions and slit green chillies to it and mix well on medium flame

Once the onions are slight pink, add in the chopped tomatoes, along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well 

Close and cook and make sure the tomatoes release all the juices and its mashed well
Mash the boiled potatoes well with a fork, hand or a masher and add them into the onion-tomato mix

Add salt if needed and mix well until everything combines. Add 1/4 cup hot water to it and mix well. This is optional. My family likes it little watery to have with puri. You can avoid if you want a dry bhaji. 

Garnish it with washed and chopped coriander or cilantro leaves. 

  • We like it little watery hence we add the water. You can avoid it and make it dry. Once potato is combined garnish and switch off the flame. 
  • You can also avoid the tomatoes and directly add the potatoes once the onions are cooked and you have added the turmeric powder and salt. This bhaji will be completely different taste but definitely a good one for people who do not like tomato taste. Again this will be dry bhaji
  • I forgot to add curry leaves to it this time, but you can add them along with onions or just after adding the potatoes. 
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