Spicy Aloo

An everyday meal in the north Indian households, this potato curry has all the necessary spices and tastes extremely well.


500 g small potatoes
1/4 tsp asafetida powder
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder(haldi)
1 tsp red chili powder(lal mirch)
2 tsp dry coriander poder(dhania powder)
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
2 tblsp oil
2 large onions
2 medium size tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger.


How to make Spicy Aloo:
  • First make a paste of onions, garlic and ginger in a grinder.
  • Heat oil in a deep wok and add this paste.
  • Fry till it becomes golden in color.
  • Grind the tomatoes and add to this paste of onion.
  • Fry till it is thoroughly mixed and simmer the heat
  • Now add in all the spices and mix well.
  • Keep stiring and cook till you can see oil being separated from the paste.
  • Make sure that it does not stick to the bottom.
  • Now peel and chop the potatoes in large pieces.
  • Add water to the paste in the wok to form a curry and put in the potatoes.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes or till the potatoes are tender.
  • Keep checking in between to see whether the curry is sufficient and is not getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once done, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with chapattis.