aloo sabzi recipe | batata bhaji recipe | how to make aloo ki sabji

Aloo sabzi recipe – this batata bhaji or aloo ki sabzi recipe is a Maharashtrian recipe. Generally we offer this simple but delicious batata bhaji as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha.

All you need is to just boil the potatoes and temper them with spices and within few minutes your batata bhaji is ready to be served. The humble potatoes get a lovely makeover and this dish does taste great with pooris.

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batata bhaji recipe, aloo sabzi

This batata bhaji recipe is adapted from my home science notes. One of the first recipes I learnt to make in my home science college and I literally messed the whole dish. I burnt the mustard and cumin while tempering and got such angry looks from our professor that I could never forget. The whole bhaji had a burnt flavor and aroma.

The mustard should make popping sounds in the tempering and then you add the rest of the spices and herbs. This same filling can also be used to make batata vadas. However for batata vadas I would suggest to add a few garlic cloves in the tempering.

This is a no onion no garlic recipe. for an onion version you can have a look at this Poori bhaji recipe.

You can Serve this batata bhaji with poori or chapati or you can serve it as a side dish too with dal-rice or varan bhaat.

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aloo sabji

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Batata bhaji or aloo sabzi is an easy recipe of boiled, peeled and chopped or crumbled potatoes tempered with spices and sautéed.
batata bhaji recipe, aloo sabzi recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:main course,side dish
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes (aloo or batata)
  • 9 to 10 curry leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice or as required
  • ½ teaspoon sugar or as required (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required


boiling potatoes for aloo sabji

  • Rinse the potatoes well.
  • Boil the potatoes with some salt with enough water in a pressure cooker, pan or steamer.
  • I pressure cooked the potatoes with water just covering the potatoes for 7-8 whistles.
  • The potatoes have to be cooked till tender.
  • Peel the potatoes when they are cooled and either chop them or crumble them.

making batata bhaji

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Lower the flame add the mustard seeds and let them pop first.
  • Then add the cumin seeds and brown them.
  • Add the green chilies and curry leaves and saute for a minute on low flame.
  • Add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and stir.
  • Add the chopped potatoes and stir.
  • Season with salt and sugar and saute the potatoes for 3-4 minutes on a low flame stirring often.
  • Switch off the fire and add the lemon juice and stir.
  • Either garnish the batata bhaji with coriander leaves or stir in the coriander leaves.
  • Serve batata bhaji hot with pooris, poli or with varan-bhaat.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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6 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana,
    Plz share the recipe of Bhogi chi bhaji.A special bhaji which is made on the next day of Makarsankranti in Maharashtra.

    • prajakta, thanks for reminding me. i will try to definitely add, but i am not sure if i will be able to post the recipe on time.

  2. Hey Dassana, your batata bhaji/aloo sabzi recipe calls for you to add turmeric but it’s not on the ingredients list. Just so you know. Keep up the good work!

    • thanks cj for letting me know. i will update the post.

  3. is it ? i have never knew this offering ! even i learnt potato as a first recipe ! but i added 1/2 cup of mustard 🙂 it was full of black color !

    • thats how we all learn cooking 🙂