Maharashtra Batatyachi Bhaji


Batatyachi bhaji is basically fried potato dish. Potato is one of the main veggie, used in a lot of ways and is a part of all different cuisines across globe. This one is a very simple yet delicious sabzi.

In this version, the baby potatoes are crushed and shallow fried with onion, ginger-garlic-chili and spices, with a nice flavor of asafetida, curry leaves and ground peanuts. Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                  Yields

20 mins                    25 mins                     45 mins                  3-4 Serving


Baby Potato – 15-16 (washed, dried and crushed with skin)

Small pearl onions – 6-7 (peeled and halved)

Ginger – ½ teaspoon

Garlic cloves – 2

Green chili – 1

Fresh green coriander – 2 tablespoons

Curry leaves – 5-6

Salt per taste

Mustard seeds – ¾ teaspoon

Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Asafetida – 1 pinch

Peanut powder – 1 ½ teaspoon

Oil – 3-4 tablespoon


  • Wash, dry and crush the potato in a mortar and pestle.
  • Grind green chilies, ginger & garlic into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard & cumin seeds and asafetida. When the seeds splutter, add onions and fry for 5-6 minutes till they start becoming golden brown.
  • Now add the chili-ginger-garlic paste, crushed potatoes, salt & turmeric powder. Cover and fry for 10-15 minutes. Incase it gets too dry then just sprinkle some water. Cook till potatoes are tender.
  • Add peanut powder and chopped green coriander. Mix well.
  • Once the potatoes are tender, fry for another 5-6 minutes uncovered so that they become crispy.

Note: Serve Batatyachi Thecha Bhaji as side dish, goes well with chapatti. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

2 replies »

    • Hi, The original recipe is done with raw and crushed potatoes but I do usually with half boiled, peeled and lightly crushed potatoes (just pressed lightly with hands) and then cooked. You can cook either ways as it suits you. Hope it helps. Keep visiting, Cheers!

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