Peyaj Aloo Bhaja Recipe

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This Peyaj Aloo Bhaja is the classic example of simple Bengali vegetarian dish for everyday cooking using simplest of ingredients. Potatoes, onions and just a few other spices will give you a super versatile side dish that can paired up with anything for a comforting lunch or dinner.

Keep reading on how to make aloo bhaja in Bengali style and a bunch of other delicious variations to this Bengali aloo bhaja that you can try.

Pyaj Aloo Bhaja Recipe in Bengali style

Why this Bengali Aloo Bhaja is a must-try

Being a busy mom to a toddler while keeping up with this Bengali food blog, always keeps me on my toes to come up with easy recipes. Brownie points for more niramish ranna recipes because that’s what helps me to plan our daily meals.

Wanna know my reasons to make this Peyaj Aloo Bhaja so often? Here are some.

  • Onions & Potatoes. That’s it! 2 basic ingredients and basic spices for a delicious vegetarian side dish. So, even if I don’t have a bunch of groceries at my end, I can always make this and serve with dal – chawal for lunch and rotis or parathas for a quick dinner
  • Minimum prep time and even a lesser cooking time. If you have a chopper then its much easier, even if otherwise it takes takes barely 5 minutes to prep for this dish. After that its just a matter of dumping and cooking.
  • Allergy friendly recipe. Its gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Its also a nuts-free and dairy-free recipe.

How to make Bengali Peyaj Aloo Bhaja – Ingredients list

Essentially this Peyaj Aloo Bhaja is about aloo aka potatoes. You say, again! Well, we all know by now that we Bengalis simply cannot think of anything other than spuds. It goes into most of our dishes, sometime to add some bulk to it, and at times to add some carbs to it. Here’s what else goes into this dish.

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Mustard Oil
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Dry Red Chilies
  • Salt & Turmeric Powder

Step-by-step instructions for this Aloo Pyaj Bhaja recipe in Bengali style

  • We will start with how to cut aloo for aloo bhaja. We will go for stick cuts. Or what we also call as julienne or matchstick cuts. Similarly prep the onions by slicing them into half inch thickness
  • Heat some mustard oil in a pan and temper it with some dried red chilies and cumin seeds. As they splutter, drop the cut potatoes.
  • Give it a gentle stir and spread them out evenly in the pan to help even cooking. At this point season it with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add the sliced onions and mix everything. Cover it with a lid and allow the potatoes to cook.
  • Once done serve it hot as a part of a comforting meal of dal and bhat, or with hot & crispy parathas

Interesting variations to this Peyaj Aloo Bhaja

There are a number of variations to this Bengali Aloo Bhaja to make it interesting and in sync with seasonal veggies. Potatoes and onions is something that is relevant throughout the year but there are ways to add veggies in addition to potatoes to make it healthier.

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This Kanthal Beej diye Peyaj Aloo Bhaja is an interesting spin to simple Aloo Bhaja. Boiled jackfruit seeds or kanthal er beej is sliced and then stir fried with julienned potatoes and sliced onions.

This Aloo Potol Bhaja is a summer recipe where potol or pointed gourd is cooked with potatoes and a handful of spices for a dryish stir fry side dish. 

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Aloo Bhindi sabji is a delicious and healthy vegetable curry that is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. This easy-to-make recipe requires simple ingredients and can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

This simple Aloo Methi recipe is a vegan, gluten-free, nuts & dairy-free dish which incorporates the nutritional benefits of season’s fresh methi leaves or fenugreek leaves.

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Peyaj Aloo Bhaja Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Peyaj Aloo Bhaja is the classic example of simple Bengali vegetarian dish for everyday cooking using simplest of ingredients. Potatoes, onions and just a few other spices will give you a super versatile side dish that can paired up with anything for a comforting lunch or dinner.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Aloo Bhaja Recipe, Bengali Food, Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Potato Recipes, Vegan Recipes, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 2 Potatoes Medium, Matchstick cuts
  • 1 Onions Large, Sliced
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Dry Red Chilies
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Instructions
  1. We will start with how to cut aloo for aloo bhaja. We will go for stick cuts. Or what we also call as julienne or matchstick cuts. Similarly prep the onions by slicing them into half inch thickness
  2. Heat some mustard oil in a pan and temper it with some dried red chilies and cumin seeds. As they splutter, drop the cut potatoes.
  3. Give it a gentle stir and spread them out evenly in the pan to help even cooking. At this point season it with salt and turmeric powder.
  4. Add the sliced onions and mix everything. Cover it with a lid and allow the potatoes to cook.
  5. Once done serve it hot as a part of a comforting meal of dal and bhat, or with hot & crispy parathas

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Indian Food Blogger Priyanka Bhattacharya

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