Simple Daal-Rice Served with Stir-Fried Spicy Potato Slices

One of our very typical Maharashtrian comfort meal. This one is again what I have learnt from my mom. One of my fav food since childhood. Easy to make and absolutely filling. This sadha varan (simple daal) is really easy to make. Just drizzle a spoonful of desi ghee and you can even have it as soup. You can also eat this stir-fried potato sabzi with your normal paratha. A must-try comfort meal.


  • 4-5 Potatoes (medium-sized)
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Red chilli powder or as per your taste
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • For the Varan / Daal
  • 1 Cup Cooked Daal (Toor And Moong Daal
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 /2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Aseodeita
  • Salt to Taste
  • Water as required


Prep: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes

  1. Firstly, wash and clean the potatoes, later cut them into thin slices along with the skin and keep it aside.
  2. Now heat oil in a kadhai, once hot add cumin seeds and mustard seeds once they splutter, add potato slices.
  3. Add red chilli- turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix everything.
  4. Now let the bhaji cook with a lid on it, stir it occasionally, let it cook till potatoes are soft and little golden brown.
  5. Once cooked serve hot with chapati.
  6. For the dal – mix all the above ingredients in a kadhai, let the daal cook on a medium flame. Let it cook until it starts boiling. Once done switch off the stove and serve hot with rice, don’t forget to drizzle the ghee.