This is my aayi’s special bhaji. She serves this with Puri. It is one of the most delicious potato dishes I have ever tasted. My taste buds scream with pain when I eat the sagu given with puris in Bangalore. Just try this and you will know what I mean ;).
Aayi makes this for breakfast. When I was a kid, I used to wake up to the amazing aroma of this bhaji on Sundays. The special homemade masala used for this dish gives a special kick to this dish. It tastes great when it is made spicy. The garlic gives an amazing garlicky taste and aroma. Aayi’s bhaji becomes blood red in color.
2 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 tea spn chopped and crushed garlic
1/4 tea spn methi seeds
2″ piece cinnamon
A pinch asafoetida
1-2 tea spn chili powder
A pinch turmeric
Dry roast 6 cloves, cinnamon, asafoetida & methi seeds. Crush them to powder.
Heat oil and add 2 cloves. Add finely chopped onion. Fry till they turn slightly brownish. Add potatoes, water(1 cup), turmeric, salt, chili powder. Cover & cook. When 3/4th cooked, add crushed garlic and the spice powder. Cook till completely done. Serve hot.
Serves : 3-4
Preperation time : 25min
PS: Aayi uses boiled potatoes in it, I cook the potatoes in onion like mentioned above. Either way, it turns out great.