Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aloo Bhujiya ( Spicy Potatoes)

We can never say enough about the versatility of potatoes.  They can be sweet, they can be spicy & they can be savoury. I think most of us love potatoes as an accompaniment or just on their own. Yes I will admit that i myself love potatoes & so does my husband. Although he will keep away from all things starchy but just can't resist aloo bhujiya. Come weekend & with it comes the big question: apart from cereal , upma & poha what would he like to have & I always know the answer .......aloo bhujiya with paratha. My husband hails from the state of Bihar & I think aloo bhujiya & paratha is something special in Bihari households & hence his love for it. ( Can anyone second that please)Since we both love potatoes  i always have boiled potatoes in the refrigerator especially for the weekends as they come in handy for a lot of dishes & a quick aloo bhujiya before we go out for our weekend chores. This time we just had the delicious aloo bhujiya with a butter croissant.


 3-4 Boiled potatoes  chopped into wedges
2-3 finly chopped green chillies
1 tablespoon oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt ( or more acc. to taste)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Mango powder
Pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp dried parsley


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan or wok,when the oil is hot throw in the cumin  seeds & let them splutter . Add green chillies & potatoes .  Stir for  2-3 minutes & let potatoes become a little crusty. Throw in all the dry spices & stir thoroughly. Your cook time will depend on how crusty you want the potatoes to be since they are already boiled. Serve & enjoy .


  1. wow that looks awesome!!!!!! i love this recipe!!!!

  2. ANy time with any rice perfect aloos..