Sukhi Bhaji – Seasoned Potatoes

Sukhi Bhaji is a traditional dry potato dish popular in the state of Gujarat. This particular recipe uses ground peanuts and sesame seeds for a unique taste and wonderful texture.

Sukhi Bhaji


Potatoes – 3 large (boiled and peeled)

Salt – to taste

Lime Juice – 1 tsp (or to taste)

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp

Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp

Asofoetida (Hing) – pinch

Peanuts – ½ cup, coarsely ground

Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Green Chili – 1 to 2 (to taste), finely chopped

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Cilantro Leaves– 5 sprigs, chopped for garnishing


  1. Cut boiled Potatoes into bite size cubes and keep in mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle Salt and Lime Juice on the Potatoes and gently mix.
  3. Heat Oil in a medium non-stick pan.
  4. Add Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds and allow them to sputter.
  5. Add Asofoetida, Peanuts and Sesame Seeds.
  6. Once Sesame Seeds start to pop, add Turmeric, Green Chili and Curry Leaves.
  7. Add Potatoes and gently mix until Potatoes are evenly coated with the oil.
  8. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Garnish with chopped Cilantro Leaves.


  1. If you have the time, allow boiled potatoes to cool completely before cutting them. This prevents the potatoes from breaking apart and getting mushy when you stir them.
  2. This subzi is usually eaten with poori or puri, an unleavened fried Indian bread, but also tastes great with chapattis.

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0 thoughts on “Sukhi Bhaji – Seasoned Potatoes

  1. Hi there. I’m a member of Iskcon and I’m not supposed to go through your page since some of the recipes are non-vegetarian and others use onion and garlic. But I do go through some of the recipes which are free from the things I mentioned above. I do like the ones allowed to me. This sukhi potato sabji for example is perfect for me. I was wondering if you would have a separate page for vegetarians. That would help greatly. I could share it too, but as things are right now, I can’t. Don’t want to upset some of my folks. Thank you. Good luck.

    1. Hi Harish,

      Thank you so much for your support of SMTC. We try to keep the non-vegetarian food all together in one tabbed section at the top but we are unable to break it further by onion/garlic. We just don’t have the real estate on the front page. We hope you understand.

  2. 1 or 2 times….how Anuja looks at hetal!!!! (Only moving eyes)ITs FUNNY !!! I think she is waiting for a moment when hetal speak up..

  3. Hello,

    Would this recipe serve 4? I have a party coming up and have almost 40 people over. I was wondering how many potatoes I would need? Or how many pounds of potatoes?

    Thank you in advance.

  4. Hetal n Anuja,

    Pls put up recipe of bhakri…also i have tried almost all recipes so pls put some new…gujju recipes pls:))

  5. Hi Hetel and Anuja,
    I am a very big fan of this website,but my request to u is could u please add some more recipes to your sites as I have tried almost all .
    Many thanks

  6. Hello Hetal & Anuja! How are you? i am a great fan of your show me the curry website. i visit it everyday and have tried some of the dishes (i am vegetarian) and absolutely love it!!! i am interested in learning how to make daal gotas, either of mung daal or chana daal etc. also kachori, samosa, dosa etc… Please let me know how to make this or if you are intending to put up a how to video on your site, let me know so that i can keep a look out for it. You guys are awesome, keep up the good work!!!



  7. Hi Krish,

    All pressure cookers are a little different from each other. Usually, one whistle will do the trick if you are using a pressure pan. In some of the larger cookers, one whistle is enough but you may have to remove the pressure by pouring cold water over the lid after about 5 minutes.

  8. Hi, I had a question, If I boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker, how many whistles do I need to sound before knowing it is done?

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