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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Piaji Tarkari ( Dal Vade ki subzi )

Cooking Time Required: 30-35 mins
Cost of preparation: 35-45 rupees

Ingredients: Piaji ( 8-10 nos), potato ( 1 large ), onion ( 1 medium ), tomato ( 1 large ), garlic flakes ( 3-4 nos ), ginger-garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), cumin seeds ( 1/2 tsp), coriander seeds ( 1 1/2 tsp), chilli powder ( 1/2 tsp), dry red chillis ( 3-4 nos), cardamon ( 2 nos ), bay leaves ( 1-2 nos), cloves ( 2 nos ), cinnamon ( 1 inch long ), fennel seeds ( 1/2 tsp), garam masala ( 2 pinches ), turmeric, salt, oil ( 6-7 tsp ).

Prepartion: Chop the potato into large chunks.

Dry roast the cumin seeds , coriander seeds, 2 whole red chillis, cardamon, cinnamon, and cloves.

Grind the all the whole spices without adding any water . Then add the chopped onion, tomato and garlic flakes along with water and grind into a smooth paste.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok. Add the potato pieces along with a pinch of turmeric. Fry for 5 mins, remove from wok and keep aside.

Add the red chillis and bay leaves followed by the ground onion-tomato-masala paste and turmeric, and stir fry for 4-5 mins. The add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell goes off ( abt 5 mins). Add the red chilli powder and fried potatoes and stir fry for 2 mins.

Add 3 cups of water along with a little amount of salt. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 2-3 mins.

Add the piaji and simmer for another 8-10 mins or till the piaji softens. Do not stir vigourously so the piaji might break.

Serve with rice/roti.

Note: Refer to my earlier post for preparing the piaji :

Piaji ( Split Gram fritters )


  1. Wow very interesting...dal fritters in potato gravy is new n liked all the flavors in it...very nice recipe...bookmarked!!!

  2. wow.. looks fantastic! Simple and yummy recipe!

  3. Simply inviting and flavourful dish..

  4. Very lovely looking tarkari dear. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi


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