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batata bhaji {Indian spiced potatoes}
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Batata Bhaji {Indian Spiced Potatoes} - Instant Pot

Tender spiced potatoes sauteed with a hint of turmeric and lightly spiced with ginger and green chilies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 154kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly diced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon green chilies diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 20 curry leaves chopped
  • 3 large yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (3 to 4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped for garnish


  • Set the Instant Pot to saute(more) mode and heat oil. Add mustard seeds in the oil and allow them to pop which may take 2-3 minutes. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, green chilies, ginger, and curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds. Press Cancel. Add potatoes, salt, and water. Mix well, deglazing the pot if needed. Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Pressure Cook for 4 minutes followed by quick release. Turn the Instant Pot off.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid. Add lemon juice and cilantro. Mix gently and enjoy hot.
  • Serve with hot puri, roti, or parathas.



Make sure that the potatoes are cut into 1-inch cubes. If you cut them smaller, adjust the cooking time to 2-3 minutes. 
Yellow, Idaho, or Red Potatoes can be used in this recipe. 


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1178mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 118.3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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