Sunday, January 9, 2011

Batatyachi Suki Bhaaji (2) with Onion and Garlic

There are many versions of batatyachi suki bhaaji  in my mom's kitchen. This one is made with onion and garlic.

Batatyachi suki Bhaaji - 2 (With onion and Garlic)
बटाट्याची सुकी भाजी (कांदा आणि लसूण घालून )
Mashed potatoes with onion and garlic
5 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled, diced
1/3 cup minced cilantro/coriander leaves
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp green chilies, minced

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 tbsp ginger -garlic paste
2 curry leaves sprigs, torn

1. Using clean hands, mash potatoes lightly. Add cilantro, salt, sugar, lemon juice and green chilies. It should not be a complete mush. At least 3/4th of the potatoes should be able to retain their shape. Mix well.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add all the spices & curry leaves. As they pop, add onion. Saute till onion is soft. Add ginger-garlic paste. Fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add potato mixture. Fry for 5 minutes till the potatoes are coated with turmeric.
4. Cover and let it cook on a low flame for 5 more minutes.
5. Serve with chapatis or roties.

Note -
1. This potato bhaaji tastes like the stuffing of batata vada.


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