aloo bhaja

Jump to Recipe

Aloo bhaja recipe with step by step pics. Aloo bhaja is a delicious cripsy fried potato recipe from Bengali cuisine. There are a number of variations of making aloo bhaja. I am sharing the recipe which I make at home on occasions.

aloo bhaja, aloo bhaja recipe

This aloo bhaja recipe is very simple and does not use many ingredients. The frying is done in mustard oil which gives a slight pungent aroma and taste to the potatoes. Aloo bhaja is very easy to make and you can accompany it with a main course of khichdi or dal-rice.

When I make bhaja muger khichuri, then at times I also make aloo bhaja and Baingan bhaja as a side dish. One of the best combinations for a khichdi is baingan bhaja. Try it and I am sure you will like it.

Apart from serving aloo bhaja with khichdi, you can also serve it with some soft rotis or phulkas along with dal or raita or fresh curd.

Some similar vegetable fries from different Indian cuisines which pair very well with moong dal-rice, khichdi, curd rice and rasam-rice are:

How to make aloo bhaja

1. Rinse and then peel one extra large potato or 3 medium potatoes (315 grams). Cut in slices of 0.3 cm to 0.4 cm. Also heat a tawa with 1 to 2 tablespoon oil in it.

potatoes for making aloo bhaja recipe

2. Take the potato slices in a mixing bowl. Add ½ teaspoon red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and salt as required.

potatoes for making aloo bhaja recipe

3. Mix very well.

Bengali aloo bhaja recipe

Making aloo bhaja

4. Immediately place the potato slices in the hot oil. Fry on medium low to medium flame. Add less oil while frying in batches as potatoes absorb more oil.

potatoes for making aloo bhaja recipe

5. When one side is lightly crisp, turn over and fry the second side.

making aloo bhaja recipe

6. Flip again and a couple of times and fry till the potato slices are crisp and golden. This way fry in batches and add more oil if required. Overall I used 2.5 tablespoons mustard oil for frying.

making aloo bhaja recipe

7. Remove each fried potato slice and place on kitchen paper towels for the extra oil to be absorbed.

Bengali aloo bhaja recipe

8. Alternatively, you can also dredge the potato slices in some rice flour and then fry. This way the potato bhaja becomes more crisp and less oil is absorbed. Sometimes I follow this method also.

making Bengali aloo bhaja recipe

9. Serve aloo bhaja hot or warm as a side dish with khichdi, dal-rice or rasam-rice. For more tasty potato recipes you can check this Collection of 65 Indian potato recipes.

Bengali aloo bhaja recipe

Have you made this recipe and liked it? Please leave a star rating in the recipe card below or share the recipe on facebook, whatsapp, twitter & pinterest. For recipe updates Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest and Twitter.

Like this Recipe?
Pin it Now to Remember it Later

Pin Recipe Now

aloo bhaja recipe

Aloo Bhaja

5 from 3 votes
Aloo bhaja is a delicious cripsy fried potato recipe from Bengali cuisine. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Bengali
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 315 grams potatoes or 1 extra large potato or 3 medium potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour - optional

Instructions

  • Rinse and then peel one extra large potato or 3 medium potatoes (315 grams). Cut in slices of 0.3 cm to 0.4 cm. Also heat a tawa or frying pan with 1 to 2 tablespoon oil in it.
  • Take the potato slices in a mixing bowl. Add ½ teaspoon red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Mix very well.
  • Immediately place the potato slices in the hot oil. Fry on medium low to medium flame. Add less oil as potatoes absorb more oil.
  • When one side is lightly crisp, turn over and fry the second side.
  • Flip again and a couple of times and fry till the potato slices are crisp and golden. This way fry in batches and add more oil if required. Overall I used 2.5 tablespoons mustard oil for frying.
  • Remove each fried slice and place on kitchen paper towels for the extra oil to be absorbed.
  • Alternatively, you can also dredge the potato slices in some rice flour and then fry. This way the potato bhaja becomes more crisp and less oil is absorbed. Sometimes I follow this method also.
  • Serve aloo bhaja hot or warm as a side dish with khichdi, dal-rice, curd rice or rasam-rice.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 791mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 3.5mg

Like our videos? Then do follow and subscribe to us on youtube to get the latest Recipe Video updates.

Tried this recipe?If you have made the recipe and liked it then do share the recipe link on facebook, twitter & pinterest. For instagram mention @vegrecipesofindia and tag #vegrecipesofindia!

Share This Recipe:

PinPrintShares65
Dassana Amit

Meet Dassana

Welcome to Dassana's Veg Recipes. I share vegetarian recipes from India & around the World. Having been cooking for decades and with a professional background in cooking & baking, I help you to make your cooking journey easier with my tried and tested recipes showcased with step by step photos & plenty of tips & suggestions.

Get My Secrets to Great Indian Food
Sign up for my FREE Beginners Guide to Delicious Indian Cooking

Comments are closed.

4 Comments

  1. You are simply awesome. I have learnt to cook many dishes from this site. My 10 stars to you.
    Wanted to know how to cook karele ka rassa . Also please include parval ki sabji. The ones with smooth cover. Not kundru. But thicker ones and may be 6 to 8 cm long5 stars

    1. thanks a lot aditi. i will be adding one karela curry recipe but it is south indian (tamil cuisine) and tastes too good. i make at times but not added on blog.

      i have already added parval ki sabji recipe. it is a simple recipe and not many ingredients needed. recipe here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/aloo-parwal-recipe/

      i also make bengali aloo potol recipe and potol posto. aloo potol recipe here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/aloo-potol-er-dalna-recipe/