Aloo Bhaja (potato Fry)
Aloo bhaja is a traditional every day Bengali dish. Its usually made by deep frying juliened potatoes, but I have given it a slight twist by finely slicing it. It's a great side to have with your regular dal chawal or khichadi.
1 Tbsp Garlic Paste
1 Tsp salt (or to taste)
2 finely chopped green chilies
1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves (optional)
Mustard oil for shallow frying
Peel, wash and finely slice the potatoes. Soak them in water for 10 minutes
In a separate bowl mix all remaining ingredients.
Transfer the potatoes in the marinade and let them marinate for about 15 minutes
In a pan, heat 3 tbsp mustard oil. When hot, place the potatoes in the pan one by one keeping a little space between each think slice
Cook the potatoes on medium heat till they are well cooked and turn a nice golden color on both sides
Serve as a side dish with Dal Chawal or Khichadi. You can also serve it as a quick tea time snack