Apple & potato bhajee

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Takes: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4


  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • a pinch of fenugreek seeds (approximately 8-10 seeds)
  • ¼tsp mustard seeds
  • ½tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp coriander seeds, roasted and crushed
  • 2 green chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 5 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 large tomato deseeded and diced
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • sugar, to taste
  • 1tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • salt, to taste

Each serving contains 160 calories, 13g sugar, 6g fat, 0.7g saturates and 1.3g salt.


Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hazy. Add the fenugreek seeds; then 10 seconds or so later, add the mustard seeds. When they stop crackling, add the cuminand crushed coriander seeds and stir for 1⁄2 minute. Add the green chillies and sauté for a further 1⁄2 minute, then add the spring onions and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Toss in the apples and potatoes and add the tomato, cooking for a further 2–3 minutes and tossing occasionally. As soon as the apples soften slightly check the seasoning and, if required, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of sugar and salt, to taste.

Sprinkle in the coriander, toss all the ingredients together and remove from the heat. Serve immediately.