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Mar 31, 2011

Bhatate Bhaaji / Dry Aloo Sabzi - No Onion No Garlic Recipe

    This is North Indian's Dry sabzi. My North Indian friend used to bring this for lunch along with roti/puri. I wonder this is more or less like our South India Potato Podimas but something makes it more special and different from our regular Potato podimas. Then one fine day we went to her home for lunch, that time her mom served us lunch with this Bhatate bhaaji, puri, peas curry, rice and a sweet. I asked her for the recipe and it was same like the Potato Podimas except the addition of mint and lemon. Yes, these two simple ingredients makes it more tasty and flavorful. If you haven;t tried it give it a try.

Preparation Time : 20-25 minutes (including potato boiling time)
Cooking Time : 10 minutes or less

Serves   3 generously
  1. Aloo    3 no.(medium sized)
  2. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  3. Lemon Juice   1-2 tsp
  4. Cilantro     few finely chopped
  5. Salt    as needed
To temper
  1. Oil    2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal     1-2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  5. Mint leaves     4-5 sprigs(finely chopped)
  6. Curry leaves    few(finely chopped)
  7. Ginger    2"piece(finely chopped)

  • Boil the potatoes with enough water, once done allow to cool for a while then peel the skin and cut into small bite size pieces/cubes and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds allow to pop, then add cumin seeds allow to splutter and add urad dal fry golden brown and add other remaining tempering ingredients one by one and fry lightly, then add turmeric powder fry and add cut potato pieces,salt and mix everything well and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Then add finely chopped cilantro, mix well and switch off the stove.
  • After few minutes add lemon juice, stir well.
  • That's it...Bhatate Bhaaji ready.



  1. I too Prepare the same recipe but no Mint leaves...

  2. wow what an comforting one... plz pass the bowl aks... I can survive with the potato at any time... lovely clicks...

  3. Even I do the regular podimas, next time will add some and lemon and try this out..

  4. flavorful sabzi n nice clicks sangee!!!

  5. Awesome. Sounds so tasty. Love the clicks.
    Thanks for sharing.


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