Batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe - Batata bhaaji is an easy to prepare bhaaji. This is a very simple but delicious side dish which goes well with phulka or poori and even chapati. Potatoes are always handy that you can prepare the bhaaji quickly. I have used kala masala in this dish to give a traditional taste of Maharashtra cuisine and we love bhaaji prepared using kala masala a lot. If you don't have kala masala you can also make it with other options such as garam masala, curry masala or any type of sabzi masala. This batata bhaaji is best to pack in the lunch box.2 potatoes,boiled, peeled, cut into cubes
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1+ 1/2 tsp kala masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1-2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
For the Tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
10-12 curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida/hing
batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe
- Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves to it. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add hing and saute for a while.
- Add the onions and garlic to it. Saute till the onions become translucent. Add the tomatoes and saute for a while. Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame till the tomatoes become soft.
- Add the kala masala, chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. mix well. Add boiled potato cubes and mix well. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over it. Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.
- When it is done, remove from the flame. Serve the batata bhaaji hot as a side dish with choice of your main course dish.