So, before we get into the lip-smacking recipes, what is batata bhaje? India is the type of place where food is an integral part of every region. Every place has its unique food items and recipes, which make the country more diverse yet inclusive at the same time. So, batata bhaji is a food from the delectable Maharashtrian cuisine. It is a very famous and well-loved side dish which is served with roti or chapatti or fluffy puris.
A simple dish made with potatoes, it challenges your mouth with all its spices which provide a kick to your taste buds. Many Indian kids grew up eating batata bhaji for their meals. It is a simple dish that anyone can cook. So, without further ado, let’s get into the various recipes of batata bhaji, which you can cook for yourself or your family and friends.
So, let’s not waste anymore time in checking out what the batata bhaje recipes for you to try out are!
BATATA BHAJE RECIPES
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Kurkurit batata bhaje
This recipe of batata bhaji is very well-loved among Maharashtrians. Though batata bhaji is not as popular as other snacks like pav bhaji and Kanda bhaji, it is still a favorite street food. Crispy and full of various spices, you’ll surely not regret eating this, and props to you if you master the recipe. So, let’s get into it.
Ingredients- two large potatoes, one cup gram flour, one tablespoon semolina, one teaspoon turmeric, one teaspoon chili powder, oil, salt per taste, six garlic cloves, one-inch ginger, coriander leaves chopped, one teaspoon cumin, green chilies.
- Take your cumin, ginger, garlic cloves, and green chilies along with coriander leaves. Now, take your grinder, add the ingredients along with some water. Grind it into a paste-like consistency. Your green masala paste is prepared.
- Now, take your green masala paste, along with semolina, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt, and add it to your besan with a tablespoon of hot oil. Make your batter with this (add three-fourth cup water for a smooth consistency).
- Take your potatoes, and start cutting them into round shapes. The potato slices mustn’t be too wide. Keep the potatoes drowned in cold water.
- Now is the time to fry the bhajis. Check to see if the oil is hot. Take your potato slices which have been soaking in water, and cover them fully with batter. Slowly release the battered potatoes in the hot oil. Fry it until the exterior is brown and crispy. Remove it from the oil and place it on paper napkins which will soak up the excess oil.
- Fry the rest of the bhajis, and serve it up with some chai and chutney for the side. Enjoy!
Batata bhaje by Sanjeev Kapoor
This batata bhaji recipe by Sanjeev Kapoor is the perfect snack to make. But first, let’s know a bit about the person who gave us this recipe; Sanjeev Kapoor.
Sanjeev Kapoor is one of the most famous celebrity chefs in India. A lot of us grew up watching MasterChef India on Tv, and we remember him from that show. He also hosted the show Khana Khazaana, which was a wildly successful cooking show. He is also the recipient of Padma Shree.
So, let’s get into the recipe.
Ingredients- 6 to 7 medium sized potatoes boiled and cut into cubes, 3 tablespoon curry leaves, half tablespoon mustard seeds, 3 tablespoons oil, ten curry leaves, urad dal two tablespoons, one medium onion chopped, two dried red chilies (broken), turmeric powder one-fourth teaspoon, salt per taste, freshly chopped coriander, coconut half cup.
- Take your oil and heat it, preferably in a nonstick pan. Then add your mustard seeds. The mustard seeds will splutter and start making noises.
- Then add your urad dal and curry leaves. Fry the dal until it becomes golden brown. Then add your red chilies and chopped onion. Fry it until the onion starts turning translucent.
- Add your turmeric, along with the potato cubes and salt, according to your taste. Mix it well and keep it on the heat for about 5 minutes until the potatoes are done.
- Add your coconut and mix well.
- Garnish your batata bhaji with freshly chopped coriander on top and serve it hot.
Batata bhaji Maharashtrian style
Bring the flavors of Maharashtra to your home! This Maharashtrian style batata bhaji recipe is the most authentic recipe and will fill up your heart and stomach. Moreover, Maharashtrian dishes are well known for being very flavorful, so this recipe is the perfect treat! So, without further ado, let’s get on with this recipe!
Ingredients- oil, salt per taste, potatoes (5, medium), garlic cloves chopped, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, one onion chopped, green chilies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, coriander chopped.
Instructions- to start this recipe, you need to heat some oil in a nonstick pan. Then take your chopped garlic cloves and add them to the pan. Toss it around for a few minutes. Add your cumin and mustard seeds. Fry them until they start to make noise and release an aromatic smell. Now, put in your onions, chopped preferably, green chilies as per your spice tolerance, and curry leaves. Cook the concoction for a few minutes till it turns golden brown. Add salt per taste, turmeric powder, coriander that is chopped. Mix that in, and keep cooking on a medium-low flame for a couple of minutes. Serve it hot with puris or chapatti, and garnish it with fresh coriander. Enjoy!
Batata bhaje Goan style
So far, we’re looking at all of the recipes which have a Maharashtrian element to them. Makes sense since batata bhaji is a Maharashtrian dish. But with all foods, this one too has a famous regional variation. This recipe of batata bhaji, Goan style, is a very popular breakfast item in Goa and is served locally in cafes as well. This side item goes best with puri or pav. (we’ll come to the recipe of batata bhaji pav soon). So, let’s get to the recipe right away!
Ingredients- oil, salt per taste, potatoes (boiled and cut into cubes, preferably 5-6), garlic cloves (chopped), cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, green chilies according to your spice tolerance, turmeric powder, sugar, coriander.
- When the potatoes have been boiled properly, start peeling them. Then cut them into small cubes.
- Remove some of the cubes, and mash them with a fork. Keep the mashed potatoes aside. It will come in handy when we make the gravy.
- Now, heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is sufficiently heated, put in your cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, and green chilies according to your spice tolerance. Toss it around in the pan for a few minutes. It will start to splutter and make noise, and the curry leaves will release a nice smell.
- Then add your potato cubes, chopped garlic, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Add the mashed potatoes to the gravy to make the gravy smoother.
- Cook this on a medium flame for a few minutes until it all comes together. Serve it hot, with coriander as a garnish. Enjoy!
Batata bhaje pav
Batata bhaji pav is a very famous street food of Gujarat. Taking a page from the famous pav bhaji, this batata bhaji pav is packed with flavors. However, in this variation of batata bhaji, the mixture is served in between pav, with chilies and green chutney to amplify the flavor. It is a very famous snack and is popular in Gujarat, specifically Navsari and Valsad. The recipe only takes 30 minutes to make but is very filling. So, without further ado, let’s get into the recipe.
2 big potatoes; boiled and chopped, four tablespoon oil, one teaspoon mustard seeds, one teaspoon coriander seeds, one tablespoon chopped garlic, half tablespoon ginger paste, green chili chopped, hing, curry leaves 7 to 8, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half teaspoon coriander powder, half teaspoon garam masala, green chutney, sugar, coriander leaves.
For the green chutney- one cup mint leaves, two cup coriander leaves, green chillies chopped, ginger, 6 garlic cloves, half teaspoon cumin seeds, one fourth teaspoon hing, salt, three tablespoon lemon juice.
For the chutney- add your mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, hing, salt, lemon juice into a blender. If you want a smoother consistency, add some water. Blend it well, and your green chutney is ready.
For the bhaji
- Heat oil in a pan. After the oil is sufficiently heated, add cumin seeds and coriander seeds to the pan. Then add the chopped garlic, hing, ginger paste, green chili paste, and curry leaves. Toss it in the pan for a few minutes.
- Then add turmeric and coriander powder. Make sure it is mixed well with all the ingredients.
- Now add your chopped potatoes to the mixture. Coat the potatoes entirely with the mixture. Add some water and then cook it for a few minutes on low, medium flame.
- Add your green chutney and garam masala. Your bhaji is now ready to be served. Take your bhaji and serve it on pav with the green chutney and fried chili. Enjoy!
Vangi batata rassa
This authentic batata bhaji recipe has traditional Maharashtrian roots. It is very easy to make and has been a staple Maharashtrian dish for generations. People eat it as a snack, a side dish, or for breakfast. Anyone can make it, and you can even add your own twist to this recipe.
Ingredients- 2 potatoes medium-sized, brinjal 3 small, medium-sized, oil, fresh coconut grated, coriander, garlic cloves chopped, chopped onion, coriander powder, chili powder, garam masala, water, tamarind pulp, salt, jaggery
- To make the masala, take a blender. Add your grated coconut, garlic, and coriander. Blend this to achieve a paste-like consistency. You do not need to add water to this paste.
- Now boil the potatoes. After the potatoes are boiled, peel them and cut them into cube-like pieces. Soak them in water.
- Now, in a separate pan, start frying your onions. Once the onion starts changing color, add your coriander powder, garam masala powder, and chili powder.
- Mix the concoction well. Add the coconut mixture to this and let it simmer. Add your chopped potatoes to this mixture and start cooking it.
- Now, take your brinjal and cut it into pieces. Add the brinjal into the potato mix along with tamarind and jaggery. Cook this for a few minutes. Your vangi batata rassa is ready.
- You can serve it with puri and chapatti. You can also serve it as a side dish with rice too.
Masala batata bhaje
This masala batata bhaji is a dry recipe compared to all of the other recipes we have given. It is also very easy and versatile to make as you just need potatoes. You can make the masala anyway you want, but we are going to give a dry masala recipe that is perfect for those winter times when you are craving something hot and savory. So, let’s get into the recipe without wasting any more time.
Ingredients- 500 gm potatoes chopped, curry leaves, mustard seeds, salt, turmeric powder, oil, coriander leaves, chopped onions, tomatoes, chili powder, ginger-garlic paste.
- Firstly, boil the potatoes and chop them into cubes. Keep it aside while we prepare the masala.
- In a pan, heat some oil. Add mustard seeds. The moment you see it starts making some noise; put in curry leaves, then onion. Fry it for some time, then ginger garlic paste, turmeric, tomatoes, chili powder, and salt per taste. Cook it properly with the lid covered.
- After a few minutes, your masala batata bhaji is cooked. Garnish with coriander and serve.
I hope all these recipes were very helpful for all of you. Now you can bring a part of Maharashtrian cuisine to your home, regardless of where you live. Make these delicious and mouth-watering recipes for your family and friends, and be the star cook everyone loves. So, what are you waiting for? Get to cooking, now! And don’t miss out on letting us know how the recipes turned out to be!