Farali sukhi bhaji recipe (Batata bhaji for vrat)

Farali Sukhi Bhaji recipe – aloo sabji recipe for fasting or vrat. A dry preparation made from boiled, cubed potatoes.

Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

This is the recipe I have been grew up eating on fasting days. This is how my mom makes farali potato subzi.

In Gujarat, batata bhaji is known as sukhi bhaji. I do make two types of sukhi bhaji. One is this one for vrat and fast. While second one is regular which has turmeric and other spices.

This sukhi bhaji is full of flavors, peanuts and coconut gives nice nutty flavors while cloves-cinnamon powder gives unique flavor to the dish.

Addition of lemon juice take the dish to whole new level. In short, this is not bland at all

Check out other potato recipes for vrat
Vrat ki aloo ki sabzi  // Aloo chaat  //  Dahi aloo


How to make Farali Sukhi bhaji recipe (Step by step photos):


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1) Take washed potato in the pressure cooker with enough water. Potatoes should be submerged in the water. Cover the lid, put the weight on, turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 2-3 whistles. The number of whistles and time of cooking depend on the size and quality of the potato.

2) Let the pressure go down by itself, open the cover and remove the potato. Let the potato cool to touch. Peel it and cut into pieces.
boiled, peeled and chopped potatoes

3) Now make clove-cinnamon powder. Take 2 cloves and a tiny piece of cinnamon in a mortar and pestle.

4) Crush it to get fine powder.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

5) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.

6) Then add sesame seeds, they will start to pop.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

7) Add clove-cinnamon powder.

8) Saute in green chilies for few seconds.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

9) Add cubed potatoes.

10) Mix well very gently.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

11) Add crushed peanuts, coconut, salt and sugar.

12) Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

13) Lastly squeeze fresh lemon juice and stir.

14) Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve.
Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

Make this in Navratri fasting and let me know how you like it in the comments below. I am sure you will love this.

NOTE: The same recipe can be made with sweet potato (shakarkand) or Yam (suran). Yes sweet potato and Yam can be eaten during fasting or vrat.

Serving suggestion: If make this on regular day, serve with puri, masala puriparatharoti or thepla. If making this during the vrat, serve with rajgira puri, kuttu ki puri, singhare ki puri, rajgira paratha or kuttu paratha.

Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat

Farali sukhi bhaji recipe | Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat
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Farali sukhi bhaji recipe (Batata bhaji recipe for fast, vrat)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 large or 125 grams or 1 ½ cups Potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Cloves
  • a tiny piece Cinnamon stick size of a clove
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons Peanuts crushed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Desiccated coconut
  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
  • a pinch Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Pressure cooking the potatoes:

  1. Take washed potato in the pressure cooker with enough water. Potatoes should be submerged in the water.
  2. Cover the lid, put the weight on, turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 2-3 whistles or till potatoes are soft.
  3. Let the pressure go down by itself, open the cover and remove the potato.
  4. Let the potato cool to touch. Peel it and cut into pieces.
  5. Now make clove-cinnamon powder. Take 2 cloves and a tiny piece of cinnamon in a mortar and pestle.
  6. Crush it to get fine powder.

Making farali sukhi bhaji recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
  2. Then add sesame seeds, they will start to pop.
  3. Add clove-cinnamon powder.
  4. Saute in green chilies for few seconds.
  5. Add cubed potatoes. Mix well very gently.
  6. Add crushed peanuts, coconut, salt and sugar.
  7. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Lastly squeeze fresh lemon juice and stir.
  9. Sprinkle chopped cilantro.
  10. Turn off the stove

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  1. Megha Das