Wednesday, June 3, 2020

1 minute Instant Pot potato sabji/बटाट्याचा रस्सा/लग्नातली भाजी/Bhandarewale aalu/No Onion no garlic

Growing up we used to go to the iskcon temple a lot and there they used to serve an amazing sabji which didn't have any onion or garlic. 

My mom used to say she makes the same sabji by the name of "Batatyacha Rassa" but obviously being in a Maharashtrian household, she never added Garam masala but added Goda masala in it. Also she added jaggery or gul in it which was missing in a North Indian recipe. 

Later we found out that same rassa bhaji is made in any langar and they call it "Bhandarewale aalu". 

So since India has rich food history I fusioned all these recipes in our very own Maharashtrian Batata rassa bhaji without onion and garlic. I don't claim it's an authentic recipe of any state, but it's my version of it. 

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1. Potatoes: 4 (small, cut in cubes)
2. Tomato: 1 (medium, finely chopped)
3. Cummin seeds: 2 Tsp
4. Ginger: 1 inch (grated)
5. Red chilli powder: 1 Tsp
6. Turmeric: 2 Tspn
7. Cumin- Coriander powder: 1.5 Tsp
8. Garam masala: 1.5 Tsp
9. Hing: A pinch
10. Oil: 2 Tbsp
11. Salt: To taste
12. Water: 1 cup
13. Cilantro: Handful
14. Curry leaves: 8-10
15. Slit Green chili: 1
16. Jaggery: Small 1 inch piece (optional)


1. Put Instant Pot on Saute mode (high) and wait till you see 'Hot' on the pot.
2. Put oil and after a minute or so put cumin seeds. Let it splutter a bit. 
3. Add curry leaves. 
4. Put Hing, ginger and red chilli powder. Add one slit Green chili.
5. Stir and add finely chopped tomato. Add very little salt and let it cook by putting a lid on it. 
6. Once the tomatoes start leaving the oil, add turmeric powder. Add cumin-Coriander powder to it. Stir.
7. Add cubbed potatoes. 
8. Add salt to taste. And add a small piece of jaggery (optional)
9. Stir and add garam masala. Stir.
10. Now turn off the 'Saute' mode.
11. Turn on 'Manual/Pressure Cook' mode and set it on high for one minute. 
12. Once done, let the pressure release naturally. 
13. Open the lid very carefully and add cilantro to it. 
14. Serve hot with roti/ chapati/ Puri or rice. 

Hope you all like this super quick, game changer recipe 😄

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