Potato bhaji or just ‘Bhaji’ as we call them is a gravy made of potatoes. The version that we prepare is not too dry. This potato bhaji is usually served along with poori, and the combination is just perfect. Hot, crispy and fluffed up pooris served for breakfast with this spicy potato curry will definitely brighten up your day. Pooris are bread that we make using wholewheat flour. We roll the dough out into small discs and then deep fry them in oil. We usually have them for breakfast. Poori is Tanu’s absolute favorite!!
So do you love potatoes? Potatoes are quite filling, right? And deep fried pooris too. So this breakfast keeps you full and satisfied until lunch. And potato is a power packed vegetable. It is packed with nutrients and gives you enough energy to work for long hours. It is a great energy giving food. Potatoes are rich in potassium and Vitamin C too. So aren’t potatoes just perfect for a healthy and energetic start to your day?
You can think of bhaji as a very easy breakfast side dish. And one that you can easily prepare with only very few ingredients that are usually available in your kitchen pantry. Potatoes, onions, ginger, green chilies, and curry leaves are all that you need to make this super tasty and spicy bhaji. And little oil, mustard seeds, turmeric powder and salt for the additional flavors. So, now take a look at how to prepare this easy and quick bhaji.
First heat oil in a pressure cooker. Then splutter mustard seeds. Then add the chopped onions and saute until thy turn light pink in color. Next add the chopped ginger, green chilies and curry leaves. Then saute until the raw smell goes off. Next add the potatoes and saute for a minute. Simmer the flame and add turmeric powder and mix well. Next add water and salt. Mix well. Finally pressure cook for about 8 minutes. Allow the pressure to release by itself. Then with the back of a ladle, slightly mash the cooked potatoes. When you mash one portion of the cooked potatoes, it gives the curry little thickness. And holds everything together. So now the bhaji is ready. Serve hot with hot pooris. It is super yum.
I usually do not prepare anything that requires pressure cooking for breakfast. There is no particular health related reasons behind this. But I’m scared that my little one will wake up by the sound of cooker’s whistles.. 🙂 Sounds strange?? But that’s true. If she wakes up, everyone at home wakes up. Rather, will have to wake up!! And the routine just gets ruffled. So I restrict these pressure cooker breakfast recipes to weekends. Unless I have guests at home 🙂
Is this the way that you prepare potato bhaji at home? What are the seasonings and flavors that you add to your bhaji? Let me know, I would love to prepare those different versions. If you like this way of making bhaji, do try it. It is just yum and goes perfectly with hot poori. You may adjust the spice levels as per your taste.
And do check out my other favorite breakfast recipes like Paneer Keema, Egg Coconut Curry, Easy Vegetable Curry, Kadala Curry (Black Chickpea Curry) and Egg roast. So hope you will bookmark these recipes and try them out. You will definitely like them. Lastly, please don’t forget to let me know your thoughts and feedback.
So, Happy Cooking!