POTATO AND PEANUT FARALI BHAJI

Easy Gujarati style Vrat wale aloo peanut ki sabzi is made with vegan & gluten-free ingredients. This farali bateta is made with boiled potatoes, basic spices and topped with crunchy roasted peanuts. These spicy peanut potatoes require only basic skills and are ready in 30 minutes!

Keep this peanut potato stir fry recipe in your Vrat Ka Khana menu!



Potato and peanut farali bhaji in a kadai with roasted peanuts, coriander and lemon wedge.




FARALI BATETA PEANUTS RECIPE 

Vrat or farali means fast.

In this Vrat wale aloo peanuts recipe, boiled potatoes are stir-fried with roasted peanuts, cumin, and few basic Indian spices - an ideal recipe for fasting.

The Hindu calendar is full of festivities, and there are certain days or months where Hindus observe fasts. 

Also some people consume regular food which contains no onion garlic instead of fasting food during fasting season. 

WHY MAKE THIS RECIPE?

You are going to love this potato recipe! This sabji is super easy to make, with no hard and fast rules and all you need are just a few basic pantry ingredients. Oh, and the best part is that it's ready in 5 minutes if you are using preboiled potatoes!

This moongphali aloo ki sabji is ideal for Hindu fasting such as Navratri, Ekadashi, Shravan Somvar 

If made without ghee, this potato dish is vegan and gluten-free. 

WHAT TO SERVE WITH VRAT WALE ALOO?

Although I gobble down this aloo ki sabji as it is, my family love it with just plain yogurt too. Yogurt also go so well with our East African style vrat wale Potatoes in Peanut Gravy sabji too.  

When made on the fasting days we serve it in a vrat ki thali along with farali dudhi/lauki thepla or sometimes farali palak poori

As this sabji is on dryer side, we also serve with moongphali aloo ki kadhi

There are days when we want quick lunch, we pair it with rajgiro halwa siro (trust me guys this combo is soooooooooo good!)

STORAGE

This sabji stays good for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Once totally cooled down, put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge.

Reheat in the microwave before consuming it again. 

Do not keep boiled potato dishes outside more than a couple of hours when the weather is warm or hot. Potatoes go slimy, smelly and can make you sick.  

Potato dishes are not suitable for home freezing. 

INGREDIENTS FOR PEANUT  POTATO STIRFRY

● Potatoes - also called aloo, or bateta in India. We want boiled potatoes. The best way to boil potatoes is to pressure cook them with the skin on. Once they are cool, the skin easily peels off using your fingers and then the potatoes can be cut into large cubes. 

● Peanuts - use red peanuts that are roasted. Peanuts are also called singdana or moongphali in different parts of India thus this recipe also known as Moongphali Aloo Ki Sabji or Moongphali Ki Sabji as well. 

● Crushed ginger and green chillies - the smell of freshly crushed chilli-ginger is just incredible!

● Oil - use a light oil such as sunflower or peanut or ghee as this recipe as farali 

● Curry leaves - they taste delicious and are apparently good for your hair ... win win!

● Cumin seeds - used in the tempering or vaghar

● Indian spices - we have used turmeric powder only. You could add a little red chilli powder, ground cumin and coriander should you wish. Skip turmeric powder if you do not consume during fasting. 

● Sugar - a sprinkle of sugar is so wonderful, especially combined with the lemon juice

● Lemon juice - use fresh lemon juice wherever possible but you can also use bottled

● Salt - use sendha namak as this salt s farali. Sendha Namak is also known as pink salt.

● Freshly chopped coriander - to serve don't skip it!


HOW TO MAKE BATETA AND PEANUT BHAJI 

Prepare the ingredients as listed above and follow these step by step instructions. Right measurements available in the recipe card below. 

A collage of how to make vrat wale moongphali aur aloo ki sabji step by step pictures



1. Heat oil in a pan

2. Add cumin seeds

3. Add ginger-green chillies

4. Add curry leaves

5. Add turmeric powder

6. When the cumin seeds become aromatic, add the boiled potatoes.

7. Add lemon juice

8. Add salt and sugar

9. Add the crushed peanuts

10. Mix well and serve hot with fresh coriander

Vrat wale aloo peanut ki sabji in kadai topped with peanuts and coriander leaves with spoons



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Yield: 3-4 SERVINGS
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
POTATO AND PEANUT FARALI BHAJI - MOONGPHALI ALOO KI SABJI

POTATO AND PEANUT FARALI BHAJI - MOONGPHALI ALOO KI SABJI

Aloo and peanut farali bhaji is must during fasting season such as Navratri. Made with boiled potatoes, basic spices and roasted peanuts. If you make this recipe, you want all for yourself!!
Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 boiled medium potatoes ( cubed )
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2-3 tablespoons of green chillies and ginger 
  • few curry leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoon oil/ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar ( optional )
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat oil/ghee and add cumin seeds and let it spullter. 
  2. Add curry leaves and chilli garlic, fry for few seconds. Add turmeric powder. 
  3. Then add potatoes, sugar and salt. 
  4. Mix well but gently. 
  5. Now add lemon juice and crushed roasted peanuts, cook about 2-3 minutes more and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Notes:

You may add other spices such as red chilli powder, ground cumin and coriander powder.

Sometimes we add freshly ground black pepper powder too.

Sugar is optional.

Skip ghee if you want a vegan version.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

463.61

Fat (grams)

41.54

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.74

Carbs (grams)

19.35

Fiber (grams)

3.47

Net carbs

15.88

Sugar (grams)

3.32

Protein (grams)

7.54

Sodium (milligrams)

301.30

Cholesterol (grams)

27.32

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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NOTE:This potato and peanut farali bhaji recipe has been updated from the our recipe archives with new images and content, first published in March 2011.

30 comments

  1. Thats a delicious and yummy bhaji,soooo tempting..

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  2. we made the same for shivratri with moraiyo paranthas....looks absolutely yum....

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  3. Perfect shak for today. Love this kind of curry any day.

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  4. Happy maha shivratri to you Jagruti. Farari aloo looks yumm.

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  5. Happy Shivaratri to u too...
    Yummy and delicious stir fry,nice combo...

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  6. Love all the flavors and spices in this dish, so fragrant!

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  7. best food during fasting time.nice clicks

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  8. Happy Shivaratri Jagruti!
    yummy potatoes good for any day tho!:)
    Smitha

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  9. This looks so simple n tasty dish..will try it..

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  10. Looks yum..hope you had a gr8 day

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  11. wish u too a happy maha shivrathri and the potato dish is very yummy and delicious.By the way Jagruthi where r u ? have'nt heard from u for some time.

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  12. This is just what I was thinking of tight now. Thanks.

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  13. Wow, that looks fabulous :)

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  14. Flavorful and yummy,looks delicious.

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  15. hi jagruti i am good
    how are u i like this post yummy delicious bhaji

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  16. I love this faraishak even make it when not fastin as its perfect for quick snack.

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  17. adding peanuts wow superb nice recipe

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  18. that is a yummy bhaji! New to me...

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  19. I know i will love this and now in the middle of the night am craving potatoes.
    We love a bit of sugar added in to all our food too, it brings out the best in flavor and we love that.
    WIll try this one soon :-)
    Hope ur doing well too!

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  20. This is very new to me...Sounds yummy n delicious!

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  21. I always make this on fasting. looks yumm

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  22. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  23. Very nice and filling recipe :)

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  24. looks very delicious , m gonna make this today :)

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  25. Right measurements avilable in the recipe card below. Pl. check Available spelling, BTW looks yum

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    1. Thanks Sailaja pointing out this error, done :)

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