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19th February 2019

Salade Bhaji

Salade Bhaji

Probably the simplest of cooked breakfasts, the Goan Salade Bhaji, is just onion-tomato cooked in a mustard tempering and minimal seasoning. It is so simple to make with just a few base ingredients. And the taste too is simple but yummy.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins

Cooking Time: 25 Mins


  • Onions (sliced) – 3 medium
  • Tomatoes (ripe but firm, sliced) – 3 medium
  • Light Green Chillies (slit and halved) – 2
  • Garlic (chopped) – 3 cloves
  • Curry Leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Sugar – ½ tsp.
  • Oil – 1 ½ tsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Slice the tomatoes and onions as seen in the picture. Keep all the other ingredients ready at hand.

Preparation of Salade Bhaji
Preparation of Salade Bhaji

Step 2:     Heat 1 ½ tbsp. oil in a sauce pan on low heat and when hot add the mustard seeds and cover the pan with a lid. Let the seeds splutter for a few seconds.

Preparation of Salade Bhaji

Step 3:     Open the lid and add the chopped garlic and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:     Add the onions, the green chillies and ½ tsp. salt and sauté on medium heat till the onions turn soft (don’t brown).

Preparation of Salade Bhaji

Step 5:     Then add the tomatoes and sprinkle the remaining salt over the tomatoes. Sauté on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes.

Preparation of Salade Bhaji
Preparation of Salade Bhaji

Step 6:     Add 125 ml hot water and the sugar and cook covered on medium heat for a minute. Then add the red chilly and turmeric powders. Cook covered on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve hot with pao.

Preparation of Salade Bhaji
Salade Bhaji

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