How to make Jhuri Aloo Bhaja -

Crisply fried grated potatoes mixed with deep-fried peanuts and curry leaves to make a delicious snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium potatoes, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

Jhuri Aloo Bhaja

Jhuri Aloo Bhaja Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Jhuri Aloo Bhaja Recipe

  • Medium potatoes peeled 8

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Raw peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Curry leaves 2-3 sprigs

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Take a bowl of water, grate potatoes into the bowl and wash them well. Squeeze the grated potatoes and spread on a kitchen towel to dry.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, add the grated potatoes and deep- fry on low heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Add peanuts to the same hot oil and deep-fry till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Deep fry the curry leaves in the same oil and drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Put the fried potatoes, peanuts and curry leaves in a bowl, add salt, crushed black peppercorns and chaat masala and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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