Masala Bhaji(Amma’s bhaji)

My grand mother(amma, aayi’s mother) used to prepare this bhaji. She was a great cook. I think she is the one from whom my aayi learnt a lot of recipes. She was a gem, very innocent and a lovely lady. She used to prepare a lot of mouth-watering dishes.

We love you amma, wherever you are, we all miss you. May your soul rest in peace.

Ingredients:
1. Potatoes(boiled) 3-4
2. Onions 2-3
3. Coconut 1/2
4. Cloves(lavang) 5-6
5. Cinnamon(Chakke,dalchini) 2 inch piece
6. Tamarind small piece
7. Salt As per taste
8. Red chillies 5-6
9. Coriander seeds 1 tea spn
10. Oil 2 tea spns
11. Turmeric a pinch

Method:
Heat the oil. Fry cloves, cinnamon, red chillies and coriander seeds. Add coconut and fry for 5minutes. Grind with tamarind and salt.
Peel and cut boiles potatoes in big pieces. Cut onions. Heat oil and fry onions till they turn slightly brownish. Add potatoes and fry for a minute. Add the ground masala. Cook for 10min till all water is absorbed.
Make dosas. Keep 2 table spoon of bhaji on left half of dosa. Cover with right half (as in masala dosa). Serve hot.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 30min

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