Batatyachya Kachrya / Sliced Potato Bhaji

Batatyachya kachrya is one of the most well known side dishes in Maharashtra. It is a simple potato recipe where the potato is cut in a thin large slices. You can either keep the potato slices soft or you can turn the heat up slightly so they turn crisp. I like the browned crispy version. This is my Mom's recipe and I realized I did not have a post for this. The pictures are not great as I had to click them on a rainy gloomy day.

You will need
2 medium potatoes
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp. asafoetida
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. amchur powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
salt to taste

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into two halves. Slice each half into thirds. Turn 90 degrees and slice into thin slices.

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the asafoetida and turmeric powder. Add the potatoes. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Uncover and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well and cover. Cook covered until tender. Check every few minutes to ensure it does not burn. Lower the heat if it starts to brown while still uncooked.

When the potatoes are down, uncover and turn up the heat a little. Cook for a few more minutes and turn off the heat..



  1. Lovely potato curry. It is almost similar to what we make except for the addition of amchoor powder.

  2. This looks deliciously simple....must try it!

  3. Love poattao bhaji anytime.My comfort curry.

  4. Potatoes in any form are welcome at home! This one sounds simple and lovable!

  5. I guess everyone has their own favorite version when it comes to potato curry. Your version sounds flavorful.

  6. Who can resist to this potato bhaji, just love to have with some rice or rotis.

  7. a great side dish that I think would go great with any meal

  8. Such a flavourful curry..will be great to try different recipes!


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