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Indian Breakfast Recipe: How to make Indian Aloo Bhaji

Updated on December 2, 2015
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Easy Indian Breakfast Recipe

Poori Baji is a classic Indian breakfast preferred by many Indian households. In a separate hub I have demonstrated the simple art of making great Poori (bread), This simple, yet delicious Indian recipe shows you how to make an Aloo Bhaji (curried potato dish) that is the perfect accompaniment to Poori. Together, the 2 dishes form the classic Indian breakfast dish: Puri Baji.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 32 min
Yields: Makes 3 to 4 servings


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  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 tbl spoon Oil
  • 1 tsp. Black Mustard Seeds
  • 2-3 Dried Red Chillies
  • half tsp. Fenugreek seeds (Methi)
  • 2 Small Onions
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbl spoon Chopped Corriander Leaves
  • half tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Grated Fresh Ginger


  1. Boil the potatoes in the jackets and allow to cool thoroughly.
  2. Peel the potatoes and dice them evenly.
  3. Heat the oil in a wide shallow frying pan and fry the mustard seeds until they pop.
  4. Add the red chillies and the fenugreek seeds and immediately follow with the onions.
  5. Fry the onions until they are golden brown.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala, ginger, salt and potatoes and stir fry gently until the potatoes are heated through/
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the corriander leaves.

Serve with Pooris, or as a side dish with rice, chicken or meat curry.

Delicious Aloo Baji served with fresh Poori's
Delicious Aloo Baji served with fresh Poori's | Source

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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      I've been on an Indian food cooking spree lately, I will for sure try this one out! I love aloo dishes. Thanks!