Potato Bhaji Recipe

‘Bhaji’ is a generic term used for a dry vegetable dish. A bhaji could be made using any and every kind of vegetable, but let’s talk a little about the omnipresent and widely consumed vegetable – potato. A potato bhaji is to vegetable dishes, what ‘classic salted’ chips are to other Lays variants – the simple and classic. To make this simple preparation all you need is some boiled potatoes, essential spices, chilies, and onion. Really, that’s it.

Usually had with some flatbread, as a side dish with rice and dal, or as a filling spread between plain dosa, the potato bhaji is the perfect dish to make when you are craving a delicious yet supremely easy to make meal. Follow the recipe below and whip up a quick potato bhaji at home within minutes!

Potato Bhaji Recipe vidhya
  • 5-10 minutes
  • 4 Servings
  • 1 cals


  • 4 boiled potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4 chopped Green chillies
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 12 Cashew nuts optional
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and when they begin to crackle add green chilies; curry leaves, urad dal and sauté till the dal turns golden.
  2. Add onions and sauté till translucent. Add ginger and continue to sauté. Add cashew nuts, turmeric powder and asafetida and stir well. Add potato pieces and salt.
  3. While stirring mash the potato pieces lightly. Sprinkle a little water and continue to cook for further two to three minutes.
  4. Serve hot with your choice of flat bread, dosa, or rice and dal.
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