Jhuri Aloo Bhaja

Jhuri aloo bhaja is crispy fried potato julienne or chips that are quite popular in Bengali cuisine.It can be served with almost any dal,curry and rice.Actually,it’s a very easy recipe and need not much effort.The main trick to get the crispier Bhaja is to wash them a couple of times under running water to remove all of the starch.

I wanted to make the chips in larger amount,but had to skip and made them with 3 big potatoes only as for me the hard part was the grating of the potatoes.I am really lazy for all those  work that needs muscle power whether it is gajar ka halwa or lauki ke kofte, the grating part would be Mr.H’s.Go ahead and make these simple crispy potato chips and munch them on with a cup of tea.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 10
Dish-Jhuri Aloo Bhaja

3-4 big potatoes
salt to taste
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
oil for frying
few curry leaves

Wash,peel and grate the potatoes using a potato grater. Place the grated potatoes in a sieve and wash under running tap water a couple of times to remove the starch.
Let the potatoes sit in the sieve for a minute.
Now place the potatoes on kitchen towel or paper towel to absorb the water.
In a mixing bowl add the potato julienne and turmeric powder.Mix well to combine.
Heat oil for frying in a wok.Fry the potatoes until golden and crispy.

Drain on paper towel and place the bhajja in serving bowls.
Sprinkle with salt and curry leaves.

Store in air tight container and enjoy as a snack.

Serve-3 Cooking time-20 minutes.

Make sure to dry the potato julienne before adding turmeric powder.
Fry the potatoes in batches and remove them from oil once crispy and golden.

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

19 comments on “Jhuri Aloo Bhaja”

  1. Wow..that is a crunchy snack to munch on…and I love potatoes and fried potatoes.who can resist ?

  2. Srivalli says:

    Such an addictive snack…guess all cuisines have this as everybody loves potatoes..:)

  3. Very crispy and dangerously irresistible aloo bhaja, love to munch some rite now.

  4. The chips have turned out so crispy. My mom who lived in Calcutta for a while used to make these but I never knew that this is a speciality from Bengal.

  5. Kalyani says:

    wow ! ur bengal series is turning to be a treasure trove!! good job…..

  6. Aloo Bhaja Looks so crispy and irresistible:)

  7. So crisp and thin and they will melt in the mouth. so yum

  8. rajani says:

    food processor will make grating such an easy task. But I'm glad your husband is helping you with these chores.

  9. Tempting potato preparation. It works both as side dish and snack.

  10. That bowl of bhujia looks very tempting! I love how simple this recipe is. I have bookmarked it to try very soon 🙂

  11. Crispy,crunchy addictive snack,wish to have some..

  12. Usha says:

    This is a crispy and addictive snack. Lucky you have someone to do the hard part of the prep work.

  13. Pavani N says:

    What a crispy and tempting potato dish you got there Sapana. My family would go ga-ga over this dish. Soo yummy!!

  14. Such a crunchy snack you got there Sapana. I could finish it all in one go!! Lovely.

  15. That is an addictive side dish/snack. The pictures make it even more tempting.

  16. wow I can enjoy this with my cup of coffee. very tempting one..

  17. what a tasty and delicious snack – irresistible

  18. I am not a great fan of potatoes but this is super tempting.Lovely click of the crispies

  19. Ruchi Indu says:

    who can resist this crunchy fried potatoes… nice name by the way

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