This sabji is one of Varun’s favorites. He was living by himself in Pune for a couple of years and rarely ever had any money to spare. He would starve himself for a couple of days and then spend the few rupees he had on some potatoes and onions. The sabji is delicious and not only because it came to be due to desperation!

Our friend Abhishek is also a true fan of this sabji. He actually learned how to make it and is the only thing he knows how to cook!

All you need for this are some potatoes, onions, red chili, and salt.



You then peel and chop the onions and potatoes as small as you can. Cook the onions and potatoes till they soften in a frying pan with a lid.




You then remove the lid and sprinkle the spices all over. You can adjust the amounts to your liking. You could also add garam masala, chaat masala, sabji masala… literally anything. It’s this step that truly makes the sabji incredible. You need to really fry the sabji till its quite brown and almost crispy. And that’s all! The entire process doesn’t take more than 10 minutes! You can eat it with rotis, bread or just a spoon 🙂





Serves 1


  • 1 large Potato, finely chopped
  • 1 large Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt
  • 1tbsp Oil
Heat the oil up in a pan. With the heat on medium, add the potatoes and onions and cover with a lid. Stir occasionally and cook till the potatoes are soft. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
Remove the lid and sprinkle the chili powder and salt on top. On a medium-high flame, fry the sabji till it is nicely browned.
Serve hot with rotis.