Goan Salahd Bhaji

This is an authentic traditional Goan Breakfast dish, that is served in all Goan homes as well as local restaurants, made using onions and tomatoes. It is served with Pao (Goan Bread). There is a local restaurant near my home in Goa, which serves the best salahd/ Salad bhaji I have eaten, and it is a must have dish for me whenever I’m on vacation in Goa.

It’s really so simple and easy to make. The ingredients for this dish are almost always available in the every kitchen. So if you have the necessary ingredients to make the dish, then do give it a try for your next breakfast or brunch.

My husband really enjoys cooking this dish and It’s always amazes me that such humble ingredients made with loads of love makes the most tastiest breakfast dish.

Ingredients: (Makes for 4 persons)


4 medium sized Onions

4 medium sized Tomatoes

2-3 garlic cloves (optional)

2 tbsp. of oil

½ tsp. mustard seeds

¾ tsp. cumin seeds

1 sprigs of curry leaves

2-3 Green Chilies slit

½ tsp. turmeric powder

½ tsp. sugar

¼ cup of water

Salt to taste


Finely slice onions, tomatoes, garlic and set aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter, then add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, slit green chilies and garlic and let it fry for few seconds.

Then add the onions and fry until soft and gets pink.

Tip: Add a pinch of salt when the onions are frying


Add the tomatoes and let it fry for about a minute.


Then add turmeric powder and sugar.

Tip: If you like it spicier then add ½ tsp of Goan Sambhar powder or you could add Garam Masala.

Then add the water and let the tomatoes and onions cook for about 2 more minutes. Add Salt to taste.


Serve it Hot with bread and a cup of tea/coffee and Enjoy!!!


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