North Indian Curry/ side dish


aloo bhujia subzi

The recipe I am talking about today is Aloo bhujia Sabzi / Bihari style dry aloo sabzi “. This North Indian style Aloo sabzi is a simple and delicious dry dish. The main flavour for this aloo bhujia subzi comes from the flavour of carom seeds. Ajwain infused potato roast is simply irresistible.It’s a kids pleasure recipe too .Awesome combination as sabzi for chapati/roti/poori/rice.

aloo bhujia subzi

Aloo ki sabzi is a popular side dish that is prepared in every Indian household.There are many ways to prepare this side dish. This is my mum’s recipe and takes me down the memory lane!My dad was in a transferable job.There are different pros and cons of job relocation and major advantage is exposure to new locales. This aloo bhujia subzi recipe , my mom learnt in Bihar from one of her Bihari neighbours and was an instant hit at home.This used to be my favorite side dish as a kid and i used to pester her almost everyday to pack them in my lunchbox. She also used make them for our long train journeys as a combo with chapathi /poori. It would remain fresh even after 2-3 days.ย I prepared this sabji yesterday and served with pulkhas. Both works wonder and we had a filling and satisfying dinner.Quick to make and absolutely delightful!So here is my recipe of the simple stir fry of potatoesย  flavored with aromatic Indian spices (since original source of recipe was a Bihari neighbour , i assume its Bihari style )

You can also check other aloo recipes from the blog like aloo jeera , aloo bhaji , aloo methi , dum aloo etc

North indian style Potato dry curry
Please note : this recipe has been updated with new pics on 22/3/ 2018 . Originally published on 19 nov 2013
aloo bhujia subzi


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 4 Large potato
  • 2 Large onion
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp Ajwain seeds / Carom
  • 1 Tejpatta /bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder, ( u can increase if you want spicy )
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Oil
  • to taste Salt


  • Wash and cut the potato into thin slices.You need not peel the potatoes.Slice the onion
  • Heat oil n a pan/wok, add cumin seeds and tejpatta,allow spluttering.
  • Now add potato and onion slices. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  • Add salt , turmeric powder, red chilli powder and ajwain . Mix well. Cover and cook in medium to slow flame until potato is half cooked takes around 5-7 minutes in slow flame, stir in intervals.
  • When the potato is about 90 % cooked , add garam masala powder .Mix well . Keep the flame on sim and continue to cook for few more minutes to get little crisp texture .
  • Serve with phulka/chapathi / poori/thepla/ any type of flat bread /rice. I love eating it as such too. Do try this recipe and you will realize how sometimes a simple dish can taste so divine,Happy cooking!!!
    aloo bhujia subzi


  • Do not add water to potatoes while cooking.It will change the taste. Instead add some salt to the veggies while cooking. Due to this onion n potato will leave some moisture n help in cooking.

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  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    November 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

    oh… lovely potato stir fry… love the color…

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    nandoos Kitchen
    November 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    aloo bhujia subzi looks very delicious.

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    November 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    wow, such nicely done bhajjis, and they came out looking beautiful too!

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    November 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Wow..super spicy and tempting potato stir aloo in any form ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This can never fail!

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    Rumana Ambrin
    November 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Delicious potato sabji..

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    Linsy Patel
    November 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Oh I can eat this dish just like this, no roti or anything required. tempting.

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    Nalini Somayaji
    November 20, 2013 at 5:42 am

    spicy and tasty aloo bhujia…

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    Vidya Chandrahas
    November 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Mouthwatering it.

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    Nupur UK-Rasoi
    November 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    My SIL has that special knife to chop these thin slices out of potatoes.. and that tastes so amazing !! Love this stir fry ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sathya Priya
    November 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    hmm very tempting potaoes smitha .Thanks for hoping to my blog .

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    Nilu A
    November 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Wow! Lovely recipe Smitha.. Would love to have it with dal rice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful recipe… all of us loved it

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    December 20, 2013 at 11:06 am

    i luv this receipe too tasty

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    December 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

    love this

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    Donald Harris
    January 4, 2014 at 2:02 am

    One of the easiest and tasty stir fry that I’ve made! This recipe is just a perfect comfort food for me and my family! I would really cook this again next week for our dinner. Thank you for sharing!Easy Stir Fry

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    July 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Prepared during weekend for my wife ๐Ÿ™‚ So easy to prepare & tasty too. Thanks Smitha. By the way tips of not adding water and instead using salt was too helpful.

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    Vibha Sp
    January 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    very easy dish , going to try now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mk stiv
    June 1, 2015 at 6:10 am

    its very easy….I like it to much. I made it and it was very tasty instead I am a boy ….I serve it to my mom she become angry bt after eating she say wow. thanx 4 it.

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    December 22, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Today I cook it is very tasty all because of this recipe. Thxsss

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    February 29, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Best recipe……thank you for sharing with …..will expect more delicious food from you.

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    Archana Kumar
    December 23, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I tried it today it was soooooo good thanks Di

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    Sridharprasad Sachidananda
    December 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Simple and superb!! Thanks much.

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    October 28, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Tell me the packing process in tiffin for long journey in train ac coucht. If I pack this alu fry tightly in tiffin it may spoil? Or if i pack in lossly then what happen? Last time I pack it lossly in tiffin and it spoil and we face a problem in journey for food. Please reply me

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      Smitha Kalluraya
      December 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      If you cook without adding water .. nothing will happen . Just fry nicely in oil and later pack in air tight container

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