Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya Recipe - Spicy Sweet Potato Sabzi

If you love potatoes, then you must try this super simple and yet crunchy Bihari Sweet potato recipe that it packed with flavour and taste. All it takes is 15 minutes and you can serve it along with tawa paratha, a hot khadi or dal.

Archana Doshi
Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya Recipe - Spicy Sweet Potato Sabzi
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Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya Recipe is a simple delicious recipe prepared with sweet potatoes, regular potatoes or for that matter arbi as well. This sweet potato is tossed in a kadai with cumin and green chillies along with the touch of turmeric powder and salt. They typically make these Aloo Bhujia really crispy on the outer and soft on the inner, making it like an Indian French fry, which is not deep fried.

Prepare this Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya and serve with Whole Wheat Lachha parathas and Boondi raita for a weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bihari recipe such as

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes , peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit into halves
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya Recipe - Spicy Sweet Potato Sabzi

  1. To begin making the Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya recipe, wash and peel sweet potatoes.

  2. And cut them into one inch long stick pieces similar to the one for finger chips. 

  3. In a non-stick wok, add mustard oil; Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter.

  4. Now, add green chilies and saute it. Stir in the chopped potatoes and turmeric powder. Season it with salt.

  5. Reduce the flame. Cook until the sweet potatoes are cooked completely. Towards the end, when the sweet potatoes have almost cooked, open the lid and allow it to become crispy.

  6. At this stage you can optionally add more mustard oil and then sprinkle some more salt. Ensure you keep stirring occasionally so the Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya gets cooked from all the sides.

  7. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya to serving bowl.

  8. Serve the Bihari Shakarkand Bhujiya and serve with Whole Wheat Lachha parathas and Boondi raita for a weekday meal.

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