Thursday, September 18, 2014

Aloo ki Bhujia - Pakistani Potato Curry

There may be a number of dishes on the table, but the first dish that my hands would stretch out is always a potato based dish. They have always been my favorite. Potatoes in any form are welcome. While cooking Pakistani breakfast, I made Chola Poori, Halwa and Aaloo Bhujia.

When I read Aaloo Bhujia, I assumed it to be a Bikaneri farsaan which is very very addictive. I was surprised that the aloo Bhujia was a gravy based potato dish. This is a recipe by a famous Pakistani lady Shireen Anwar, who has a number of cookery videos on PTV. I  enjoy the way she hosts her shows in typical Urdu language.

These potatoes are one of the simplest ones a person can make, simple yet delicious...besides being delicious, they are zero oil, what more can a person want. Coming to the recipe...

 Aloo Bhujia
4 medium sized potatoes.
4 cups water
1 tbsp coarsely pounded red chilli
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp onion seeds/ kalonji
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilly, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala
Wash and peel the potatoes.
Chop into thinner cubes.
Place them in a pot with 4 cups of water.
Add salt, red chilly and kalonji.
Mix well , cover and place it on slow fire.
Let the potatoes cook till 80%.
Add finely chopped tomatoes, ginger and green chilly.
Cover and cook till done.
Add garam masala.

The Pakistani Naashta

( a chickpea curry made nice and tangy with tamarind pulp, and minimum oil being the specialty)

( raw potatoes simmered with spices for hours without a drop of oil)

( a semolina pudding with kewra and cardamom flavoring)

( a all purpose flour and whole wheat four puffed bread, made in a unique style)

( a yogurt based drink)

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  1. I though you posted a wrong recipe for aloo ki bhujia looking at the pictures. Interesting preparation and it does not require oil! That is nice.

  2. I made a slight variation of this dish. We enjoyed it. Your version looks good too.

  3. i think you forgot to list tomatoes in the ingredient list. how many tomatoes did you use?

    1. Yea forgot to mention need to put 2 chopped tomatoes. Will edit the post once I sit on the system.thanks for pointing.

  4. when I saw bhujia, i thought it was the 'sev' types.. ! this is a new curry ! looks great :-))

  5. kalonji adds a nice flavor, lovely curry

  6. Anything with potatoes are more than welcome at home and am glad to have found yet another interesting potato recipe :)

  7. good blog! i wil try this recipe. awesome very different types of bhujya looks so beautiful. thankyou for shearing this information with us!Online Food Delivery