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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aloo Tadka | Spicy Stir-fried Potatoes

Sometimes the most simple things in life turn out to be the most favorite things. In terms of cooking, we always like those recipes which are very easy and quick to prepare. Especially when we are really short of time and want to cook up something quick in less time. This recipe is all about that.
In case if you are working and back home after a hectic day, this recipe could be the easiest and convenient one. After you enter your house, instead of slouching down on your couch, just go to the kitchen and put a couple of potatoes to boil. By the time your potatoes are boiling, you can just freshen up…relax. Preparation after this takes no time at all.
I even use this dish as a variety of my dinner parties, especially if you have someone who is a vegetarian and rest all are non-vegetarians. You will even find your non-vegetarian guest drooling over it.
Prepartion time : 30 to 40 minutes
Serves 4


  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp amcur powder (dry mango powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 to 5 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  1. Boil potatoes along with skin till 90 % cooked. Take care not to over boil it. Peel and cut into cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a thick bottom or any non-stick wok. Add cumin seeds and fry till they slightly change colour.
  3. Now add salt. This will prevent the potatoes from sticking to the wok. Along with salt add red chilli powder, crushed coriander, roasted cumin powder, sugar and amchur powder.
  4. Now add the potatoes and stir carefully till fully coated with the spices. You can sprinkle some water in case if the whole thing becomes dry and is sticking to the wok.
  5. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.