Poori Bhaji

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Today my post is the very simple and humble yet super delicious Poori Bhaji!It is a dry,yet a little moist potato dish that served usually with Pooris along with Pickles and Lemon wedges.


This was my family’s regular morning breakast,we used to have whenever we used to have food from the very famous Arya bhavan chain of hotels in Kerala,after our morning Mass in the Church.After 2 hours in the church on an empty stomach,this was a treat indeed!The taste is simply heavenly if you squeeze the lemon wedges over the Bhaji!God…Mouthwatering isnt it!Try it out and Enjoy!



  • Potatoes – 4(medium sized)(Boiled,peeled and cubed)
  • Onion – 1 (large sized onion,chopped finely)
  • Green Chilli – 1(Chopped)
  • Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal/Black split gram – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 3/4 cup.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing –  a pinch
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece(Finely crushed)
  • Curry leaves – a handful.
  • Oil – 2 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and when they crackle,add cumin seeds and Urad Dal/Black Split gram and saute a little.
  2. When the Urad Dal/Black Split gram starts to brown slightly,add chopped onions and saute till transparent.Now add the crushed ginger,green chilli and curry leaves.
  3. Now add turmeric and asafoetida and saute well,taking care not to burn the turmeric powder.Now  add the chopped/cubed  potatoes, and half of the coriander leaves and saute gently.
  4. Add ¾ water and salt. stir and cover the pan.Let the bhaji simmer for 5-6 minutes on a low flame so that there should be some moisture in the bhaji and it should not be very dry.
  5. Turn off the flame and Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the remaining Coriander leaves/cilantro and serve with hot pooris or even Chapathis and Enjoy!

29 thoughts on “Poori Bhaji

    Malar said:
    August 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Lovely Shannu!! Such a comfort food….I know after 2 hrs of empty stomach this is like heaven 🙂 We have an Indian restaurant nearby, whenever we go we get only poori bhaji…Your photographs are amazing dear 🙂

    srividhya said:
    August 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Poori and aloo is my all time favorite and now kiddo’s too

    Chitra Jagadish said:
    August 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Oh my god definitely mouth watering Shannu, I just love pooris and during my childhood days whenever I go to restau my dad used to order just pooris for me….just drooling ….yum yum….

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    August 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I feel like grabbing some poori love ur pic:-)

    Jayeeta said:
    August 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I just love pooris. Poori with potato curry is a mandatory item for our Sunday breakfast. I make very simple potato curry but yours look great. I have to try it soon. 🙂

      food passion and love responded:
      August 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Do try it out dear..its very easy..wat i do is..i store boiled potatoes in my fridge..n use it up for Bhaji the next morning..so all the more easier!

    Lori said:
    August 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I wish I could taste it!

    M said:
    August 22, 2014 at 1:58 am

    this looks great and the name invites me to try it! haha it’s weird for me I guess, beautiful photos ^^!

      food passion and love responded:
      August 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Hii…Do try it out dear!You will surely love it!Thank u M 🙂

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    August 22, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I am craving now:-) looks yummy

    lapetitepaniere said:
    August 22, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I love this 🙂

    Chhapanbhog said:
    August 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Lovely… Poori aloo all time fav. 🙂

    Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve said:
    August 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Always a hit!!

    whitegirllovesindianfood said:
    August 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    yum! Now I want it!

    My Kitchen Moments said:
    August 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Yummy poori bhaji!! I can imagine the taste from here ❤

    cafegarima said:
    August 23, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Now who doesn’t love this!! You made me go all drool!

    mommycookforme said:
    August 28, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Looks delicious!! 🙂

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