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Potato Curry Recipe | How to make Aloo Curry

Potato Curry Recipe is a quick and simple Potato recipe which is very popular in various parts of India. It is known by many different names such as Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji, Aloo Ka Jhol, Aloo Curry and Tari wale Aloo. Aloo Curry Recipe is often cooked for fasts and is offered in various religious functions or gatherings known as Langars or Bhandaras.
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Potato Curry Recipe is a quick and simple Potato recipe which is very popular in various parts of India. It is known by many different names such as Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji, Aloo Ka Jhol, Aloo Curry and Tari wale Aloo. Aloo Curry Recipe is often cooked for fasts and is offered in various religious functions or gatherings known as Langars or Bhandaras.

Potato Curry Recipe | How to make Aloo Curry

Now since we have mentioned about Langars and Bhandaras we just can’t resist not telling a little bit more about these events for social cause. If you visit India then you should definitely visit Gurdwaras and temples. In almost all Gurdwaras and many Hindu temples you can easily see Langars or Bhandaras being organized by many people. Langaras and Bhandaras are organized for both social and religious causes where people serve food to others irrespective of their caste, creed or culture. The food in these events is just yummy.

Organizing a Bhandara or Langar is considered a very noble thing to do in Indian cultures. Many people organize these events to show their respect to god and society. With this small introduction about these great events we are sure you would like to know more about them and the Indian culture. Therefore, we think it would be a great idea to do a complete article on them so stay tuned with us and we will cover it soon.

Now coming back to the recipe Potato curry recipe main ingredients are Potatoes and Tomatoes. Potato is a vegetable which is a high source of Vitamins and minerals. Similar to Bananas 100 gm Potato provides 12% Potassium, 8% dietary fiber, 31% Vitamin C and 15% Vitamin B6. They are also called Aloo in Hindi language. Potatoes are 4th most consumed crop in the world and is a staple food for many households. They complement most dishes and hence are very popular. They are prepared and served in many different ways such as – Boiled PotatoesMashed PotatoesBaked PotatoesFrench FriesJeera AlooAloo Pakora and Aloo Paratha. In this article we will talk about Potato curry recipe which is a simple recipe to prepare at home as breakfast or full meal.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Potato Curry Recipe and make Potato Curry at home.

Making Potato curry at home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Potato curry at home. We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Potato curry.

Preparation of Potato Curry

Take potatoes in a pressure cooker and add 3 – 4 cup water so that Potatoes are submerged under it. Now switch on the gas and take one whistle on high and one on low flame.

To make potato curry, first take potatoes in a pressure cooker and boil them
To make potato curry, first take potatoes in a pressure cooker and boil them

Now chop green chillies and Coriander leaves.

Once the pressure gets released open the pressure cooker and peel potatoes. The potatoes may be very hot so either you can wait for another few minutes or use normal or mild cold water to cool them down. Do not keep potatoes in cold water for long or else the taste may change.

After boiling potatoes, keep them for few minutes and then start peeling them
After boiling potatoes, keep them for few minutes and then start peeling them

Take peeled potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces.

Now, cut boiled potatoes into medium sized pieces
Now, cut boiled potatoes into medium sized pieces

Make Potato Curry

To make potato curry, you need boiled potatoes, tomato puree, cumin seeds, whole red chillies, bay leaves, chopped green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and chopped coriander leaves.

Ingredients to make Potato curry
Ingredients to make Potato curry

Take vegetable oil in a frying pan and put it on high flame burner. Once the oil becomes hot add Cumin seeds to it.

When Cumin seeds will start crackling and turn brown in colour add bay leaves, Whole Red Chillies, pinch of Asafoetida and green chillies.

Prepare Tadka for Potato Curry
Prepare Tadka for Potato Curry

Stir them for a minute and add Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder and Coriander powder to it and stir for a couple of minutes. Stir it again for a minute to cook masala.

Add spices to make Potato Curry
Add spices to make Potato Curry

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Now add tomato puree to it and stir for few minutes. If required add little water so that the spices don’t stick to the frying pan.

Now add tomato puree to it and stir it
Now add tomato puree to it and stir it for few minutes

Now add Potatoes in the frying pan and saute them.

Now add boiled potatoes to Potato curry gravy masala
Now add boiled potatoes to Potato curry gravy masala

Now add 1/2 cup water to make the curry. Stir the curry for another few minutes until potatoes become soft.

Add some water to prepare some gravy for Potato curry
Add some water to prepare some gravy for Potato curry. Mash some potatoes to make thick gravy

Mash few potatoes with a spatula or spoon to make thick curry. Some people suggest to add corn flour or similar items to make thick Potato curry but it is always better if you mash few potatoes instead. It just tastes better this way and the gravy becomes naturally thick.

You can experiment with it and let us know in comments if you could as well find some difference in taste.

After 5 minutes turn down the flame and your Potato curry is ready.

Potato curry is served as a fast food and during festivals with Puri and Raita
Potato curry is usually served as a fast food and during festivals with Puri and Raita

Garnish the dish with some chopped Coriander leaves and serve with Puri or Paratha.

Some people also prefer Potato curry with Rice and Raita. Give it a try and let us know if you like this dish and if there are any other serving ideas that you feel is a great combination for Potato curry.

Chef Recommend for Potato Curry

  • To make Potato curry extra spicy similar to restaurant style Potato curry take 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil in a Ladle aka Tadka Pan and put it on low or medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot add 1 whole red Chilli and a pinch of Asafoetida which will fry instantly. Pour this over the Potato curry which you have just prepared and serve.
  • If you want, you can have Potato curry during fast however in such case you need to replace Table Salt with Rock Salt.
  • Alternative to current method of making Potato Curry dish, you can use potatoes without boiling them first. In such case, you need to peel raw potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces. Now in place of boiled potatoes, saute the chopped potatoes in cooked spices. All the remaining steps are the same. This method will take slightly longer and you need to cook the potatoes until they become soft.
  • Potato curry is best served with Plain Paratha or Puri. You can also serve it with Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.

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Potato Curry goes well with Puri and Raita

Potato Curry Recipe

Potato Curry Recipe is a quick and simple Potato recipe which is very popular in various parts of India. It is known by many different names such as Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji, Aloo Ka Jhol, Aloo Curry and Tari wale Aloo. Aloo Curry Recipe is often cooked for fasts and is offered in various religious functions or gatherings known as Langars or Bhandaras.
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Course: Currys, Food Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Potato Curry

  • 200 g Potatoes Aloo
  • 100 g Tomatoes Tamatar
  • 10 g Green Chillies Hari Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 2 Bay Leaves Tej Patta
  • 2 Whole Red Chillies Khadi Lal Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chillies Powder Lal Mirch powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or As per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder Dhania Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Few Coriander Leaves

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Potato Curry

  • Take potatoes in a pressure cooker and add 3 – 4 cup water so that Potatoes are submerged under it. Now switch on the gas and take one whistle on high and one on low flame.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Now chop green chillies and Coriander leaves.
    10 g Green Chillies, Few Coriander Leaves
  • Once the pressure gets released open the pressure cooker and peel potatoes. The potatoes may be very hot so either you can wait for another few minutes or use normal or mild cold water to cool them down. Do not keep potatoes in cold water for long or else the taste may change.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Take peeled potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces.
    200 g Potatoes

How to make Potato Curry

  • Take vegetable oil in a frying pan and put it on high flame burner. Once the oil becomes hot add Cumin seeds to it.
    1 tbsp Vegetable Oil, 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • When Cumin seeds will start crackling and turn brown in colour add bay leaves, Whole Red Chillies, pinch of Asafoetida and green chillies.
    2 Bay Leaves, 2 Whole Red Chillies, Pinch of Asafoetida, 10 g Green Chillies
  • Stir them for a minute and add Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder and Coriander powder to it and stir for a couple of minutes. Stir it again for a minute to cook masala.
    1/2 tsp Red Chillies Powder, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Now add tomato puree to it and stir for few minutes.
    If required add little water so that the spices don't stick to the frying pan.
    100 g Tomatoes
  • Now add Potatoes in the frying pan and saute them.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Now add 1/2 cup water to make the curry. Stir the curry for another few minutes until potatoes become soft.
  • Mash few potatoes with a spatula or spoon to make thick curry. After 5 minutes turn down the flame and your Potato curry is ready.
  • Garnish the dish with some chopped Coriander leaves and serve with Puri or Paratha.
    Few Coriander Leaves

Video

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • To make Potato curry extra spicy similar to restaurant style Potato curry take 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil in a Ladle aka Tadka Pan and put it on low or medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot add 1 whole red Chilli and a pinch of Asafoetida which will fry instantly. Pour this over the Potato curry which you have just prepared and serve.
  • If you want, you can have Potato curry during fast however in such case you need to replace Table Salt with Rock Salt.
  • Alternative to current method of making Potato Curry dish, you can use potatoes without boiling them first. In such case, you need to peel raw potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces. Now in place of boiled potatoes, saute the chopped potatoes in cooked spices. All the remaining steps are the same. This method will take slightly longer and you need to cook the potatoes until they become soft.
  • Potato curry is best served with Plain Paratha or Puri. You can also serve it with Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 193kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 600mg (26%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 5g (6%)
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