September 02, 2013

Batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe - Potato sabzi

Batata bhaaji in a serving bowl
Batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe - Batata bhaaji is an easy to prepare sabzi. 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.

Batata Bhaaji with Kala Masala Recipe 
Batata bhaaji in a serving bowl
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Maharashtrian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the kala masala, chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. mix well. Add boiled potato cubes and mix well. 
  4. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over it. Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  5. When it is done, remove from the flame. 
  6. Serve the batata bhaaji hot as a side dish with choice of your main course dish.
Batata bhaaji preapred


  1. Wow makes a wonderful side dish with rotis na,delicious..

  2. Wonderful and quick side dish, who can say no to potatoes?
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  3. wow thats absolutely yummy side for roti's :) lookssuper yumm dear

  4. looks delicious and love to have with hot roti's :)

  5. The sabzi looks yum, Vidya :) Would be great with Rotis!

  6. an all time favourite with chapathis..lovely dish..


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  7. I am sure this must have tasted delectable :)


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