Tuesday, 2 August 2011

UPVAS BATATA BHAJI | Upwasachi batata bhaji | FASTING ALOO SABJI

A simple dish of potatoes tempered with green chillies and spiced up with crushed peanuts. This is also enjoyed during fasting days and is also called "Puneri Aloo".

This is yet another childhood favourite of mine.

 I remember as a child, for me fasting was just an excuse to relish on all these fantastic dishes. This potato sabji is something which I always asked my mom to prepare. It is very easy and tastes great just by itself or as side item.









Ingredients

3 cups potatoes, boiled and cubed
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 green chillies, slit
3 tsp roasted peanuts, crushed
a pinch of sugar
1 tspn fresh grated coconut
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste

For the garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)


Method

  1. First, boil and Peel potatoes. Make medium cubes
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  3. Add the green chillies and potatoes and mix well.
  4. Add the peanuts, sugar and salt and mix well. Add grated coconut & stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Squeeze lime juice & mix properly
  6. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander & fresh coconut.



I had served with rajgeera poori


Tips :
  1. You can also double up the crushed peanuts and add a dash of lime juice to add more "pep" to this traditional recipe.
  2. You can even prepare the above sabji by adding a combination of potato & sweet potato


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