Jhiri Jhiri Aloo Bhaja

Jhiri Jhiri aloo bhaja | grated potato fry


2 – 3

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes



Jhiri Jhiri Aloo Bhaja/ Crispy grated potato fries is a very popular Bengali dish. You can find this dish in any typical Bengali wedding party , Annaprasan and other occasions. Usually, it’s served with Dal (lentils) and Bhaat (white rice). A few important things to note before you begin –

  • After cutting the potatoes, you must wash it in plenty of water to get rid of starch. Best to use a potato variety that has low starch content.
  • Before you start to fry, you should wipe the potatoes to clean off excess water. Moisture will spoil the crispness otherwise.


  • Potatoes – 2 large
  • Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
  • Curry leaves – 2 tablespoons
  • Vegetable Oil – For deep frying
  • Salt


  • Peel the potatoes and wash it properly
  • Grate or julienne the potatoes. It should be very thin, kind of like noodles.
  • Now wash grated potatoes with running cold water. Don’t use hot or warm water .
  • Drain excess water and place it in a kitchen towel or paper towel to absorb the extra water.
  • Heat the refined oil in a pan or wok (kadhai).
  • Fry peanuts for one minute and keep aside.
  • Fry curry leaves and keep aside.
  • Now fry the grated potatoes on a high flame till it is golden brown.
  • Take out the fried potatoes on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Sprinkle with peanut and curry leaves and salt.
  • Serve with white rice, dal.
Jhiri Jhiri Aloo Bhaja/  Grated potato fries.

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