Alur Khosha Bhaja – Potato peel stir fry

Didn’t i confess earlier that we Bengalis strongly believe in ‘No Wastage’ ? 😉 We can just about cook every part of a  vegetable, plant, fruit, fish etc etc etc 😛

Jokes apart, stir fry of peels etc leads us to the culinary delights of a widow’s kitchen. Until the early twentieth century, the plight of the Bengali widows is a topic for a Doctorate. So vast and so deep !! :/ But those very kitchens gave us the best vegetarian food and the skills to use peels etc in an interesting and innovative manner. End result ?? Lip – Smacking ! ❤

alur khosha bhaja - potato peel stir fry

Presenting here  is crispy stir fried potato peels, served as appetizer with plain hot boiled rice. I, ofcourse, use it for snacking too 😉 with a good cup of tea 😀

Next time, do not throw away the peel 😉 Use it for this crunchy bite.

alur khosha bhaja - potato peel stir fry


Here’s what i did………..


1 cup – finely chopped potato peels

1/2 tsp – poppy seeds

1 tsp – vegetable oil

pinch of nigella seeds

salt to taste


Wash the peels, bunch them together and finely chop them.

Heat oil in a wok and temper with nigella seeds. Add the chopped peel. Stir fry for 2 -3 mins on medium heat. Add salt and poppy seeds. Cook for another 2 mins, constantly stirring.

Take it off fire and serve with steaming hot rice.

alur khosha bhaja - potato peel stir fry

Happy cooking !! 🙂

Cheers!! 😉



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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6 Responses to Alur Khosha Bhaja – Potato peel stir fry

  1. This is super genius :). I am so trying it Andy :).

  2. Hilda says:

    I love the no-waste concept in this recipe.

  3. wow potato peel-ummm genius… 🙂 🙂

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