Easy Aloo Bhujia Recipe (Crispy Aloo Fry)

This Aloo Fry or aloo bhujia recipe is a perfect dish to make when you are short on time but still want to enjoy a delicious meal.

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Aloo bhujia is a simple and quick recipe that can be made in various ways. It can also be served as a side dish or a main course.

This was my favorite recipe while growing up in Nepal. Aloo bhujia with rice, red dal (lentil soup), and tomato achar used to be my favorite.

One of the main reasons is that it is easy to cook and tastes delicious with rice.

All you need is minimal ingredients that you already have in a kitchen.

ALOO BHUJIA RECIPE

After all, it is simple, easy, and quick – a great dish to serve with rice or roti.

Here is a simple and easy step-by-step instruction on how to make aloo fry or aloo bhujia:

Ingredients

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make a tasty aloo fry or aloo bhujia recipe:

INGREDIENTS -aloo bhujia recipe

Potatoes: Potato is the main ingredient in this recipe. You’ll need around 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut the potatoes into thin, elongated slices, similar to how you would slice a carrot for sticks/coins. I am using red potatoes but feel free to use any favorite of your choice.

Spices: The most commonly used spices in this recipe are cumin, coriander, turmeric, and red chili powder (Kashmiri powder).

Cooking Oil: Any vegetable oil. I am using olive oil for this recipe.

Seasoning: Salt, ginger, and garlic paste.

Instructions To Make Aloo Bhujia Recipe

#1. Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add the chopped potatoes to the pan and fry them on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.

#2. Next, add turmeric, coriander, cumin, red chili powder, and ginger garlic paste to the pan. Mix well so that the spices are well coated on the potatoes.

#3. Continue to cook on low flame, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes turn crispy and golden brown. Finally, add salt, and aloo fry is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some serving suggestions for the aloo bhujia recipe:

With Rice

Aloo fry goes well with steamed rice. To make a complete meal, serve it with dal and a pickle you like. (Tomato achar or mint pickle)

With Roti

Aloo fry can also be served with roti or chapati. You can also add yogurt and a simple veg salad. 

As a Snack

Aloo fry can be served as a snack, too. You can serve it with beaten rice (chair) on the side with mint pickle or even with kimchi.

Variations

Here are a few popular variations:

Herb Additions

Adding herbs is a great way to make Aloo fry more flavorful. Here are some popular herbs to add include:

  • Cilantro adds such a nice, fresh flavor to any dish. You can sprinkle a handful on top at the end.
  • Mint is another great herb you can use. Its cool, refreshing flavor is a nice complement.
  • Spring onion: You can also add spring onion. 

Spice Level Adjustments

Aloo fry can be made as mild or as spicy as desired. Here are a few ways to adjust the spice level:

  • Red chili powder: Adjust the red chili powder. I am using Kashmiri chili powder, which is milder in terms of spiciness. If you prefer a spicier taste, you can add red chili powder, which has a high level of spiciness.
  • Green chilies: Add green chilies to adjust the heat level.
  • Garam masala: You can also add a pinch of garam masala to the dish to add warmth and depth of flavor.

Storage

The best way to store Aloo Fry is to place it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for 4-5 days. 

If you are a potato lover, you should try these dishes: Dry Potato Curry, Spicy Potato Salad, and Aloo Dum Recipe.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about aloo fry recipes that can help you make the perfect dish.

How to make Aloo fry crispy?

To make Aloo fry crispy, it is essential to follow a few tips:
– Use a non-stick pan or a cast-iron skillet to fry the potatoes.
– Make sure to dry the potatoes entirely after washing them.
– Use enough oil to fry the potatoes.
– Cook the potatoes on medium heat until they turn golden brown and crispy.

Can Aloo fry be made without onions?

Yes, aloo fry can be made without onions. Just skip the step that involves adding onions to the pan. You can still add other spices and herbs to add flavor to the dish.

What are the different ways to serve aloo fry?

Aloo fry can be served as a side dish with rice, roti, or naan. It can also be used as a filling for sandwiches, wraps, and rolls.

ALOO BHUJIA RECIPE - ALOO FRY

Aloo Bhujia Recipe (Crispy Aloo Fry)

This recipe for Aloo Bhujia is a perfect dish to make when you're short on time but still want to enjoy a delicious meal.
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CourseMain Dish
CuisineIndian, Nepali
CategoryCurry
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2
Calories216kcal

Ingredients

Potato

  • 2 medium sized potato (2 cups of thinly cut potaotes)

Spices

  • ¼ tsp Ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp Ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp Ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp red chili kashmiri powder

Seasoning

  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Oil

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or any vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
    1 tbsp olive oil or any vegetable oil
  • Add chopped potatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes.
    2 medium sized potato (2 cups of thinly cut potaotes)
  • Next add turmeric, coriander, cumin, red chili powder and ginger garlci paste. Mix well to coat potatoes.
    ¼ tsp Ground cumin, ¼ tsp Ground coriander, ¼ tsp Ground turmeric, ¼ tsp red chili kashmiri powder, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Continue cooking on low heat stirring occasionally, until potatoes are crispy and golden brown.
  • Add salt.
    salt (to taste)
  • Finally, remove it from the heat and aloo Bhujia is ready to serve!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 988mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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