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Friday, July 16, 2010

Potala Alu Bhaja (Aloo Parwal Bhaji)

Cooking Time Required: 15 mins
Cost of preparation: 20-25 rupees

Ingredients: Potato (1 large), potala ( 5-6 nos), pancha phutana (1/3 tsp), chilli-cumin powder (1/4 tsp) oil ( 2 tsp), turmeric ( 1/5 tsp), salt to taste.

Cooking: Cut the potato into long pieces. Lightly scrape the outer covering of the potala and cut into four pieces along the length.

Heat a pan. Add two teaspoon oil. When it starts smoking, add the turmeric and pancha phutana. When the seeds start spluttering, add the potato and potola pieces. Stir fry for 3-4 mins. Then add salt and sprinkle little amount of water. Cover the pan with a lid. Remove the lid and stir at regular intervals till the vegetables are just cooked. Sprinkle some more water if it becomes too dry and the vegetables are still raw.

Add the cumin-chilli powder and mix 1-2 minutes before removing the pan from the fire. Serve with rice or roti. A tasty and low calorie side dish.


  1. Very nice and simple dish. I like it

  2. Thank you....its one of my mom's minimalistic preparations. I still wonder how she could manage to turn out such delicious recipies without piling up the calories... Maybe its got to do with the fresh vegetables that are available back home....


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