aloo bhaja recipe
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aloo bhaja recipe

aloo bhaja is a delicious cripsy fried potato recipe from bengali cuisine. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: bengali
Servings: 3
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3.5mg