Aloo/Potato Fry

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Serves 2

This is a speedy finger-licking-ly fantastic dish that you can whip up in 15minutes or less! Am a big potato fan, so this is a recipe I use often. Sometimes I make a bowl of this and I have it without anything else on the side, as my meal! I just drizzle a bit of ketchup and dig my fork in...utterly yummy! 

potatoes, peeled and cubed small
2 tbsp
1 tsp
mustard seeds/rai
1 tsp
cumin seeds
limro/curry leaves, chopped
fresh coriander leaves, chopped
green chili, chopped
2 tbsp
chopped spring onions
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
red chilli powder
1 tsp
tomato paste
salt to taste
juice of 1 lemon

Put the peeled cubed potatoes in a pot and add enough water to just cover them, bring them to a simmer until they are JUST starting to get tender. Do not over-boil, since they are cubed quite small they should be ready within 3-5 minutes

Heat the oil in a pan, then add the mustard seeds and the cumin seeds, let them sputter. Add the limro and fry for a sec, then add the tomato paste, garlic and the potatoes. Fry together on low heat, add the red chilli powder, spring onions, green chilli and turmeric. Keep stirring everything together until the potatoes feel perfectly coated and look done.

Switch off the heat, squeeze the lemon juice and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander and you're done!! Enjoy your yummy quick aloo fry! :)


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Salt is included in the ingredient list. To taste.

No salt?

Fauzia ji it's getting ready in stove... Very eager to taste it!im a die hard fan of potato!

thanks for the recipe. the problem is the potatoes take a lot of time to get that tenderness.
what can i do?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi! Do you boil the potatoes before using them in this recipe? If so, then they should get tender very fast. :)

Hi, Thank you for the lovely and quick recipe. I made this last night as a side dish and my friends loved it so did i.

Salam. Tried this today. Surely a big hit among other meat/chicken dishes. But I was wondering, are the potatoes supposed to have a fried potato texture or a texture similar to boiled potatoes? I got a texture that was more like boiled potatoes but I wished that they tasted more liked fried... Should I use more oil next time? I usually end up using less oil than suggested in the recipe mostly it's a little difficult to measure oil when pouring it from the oil bottle.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you could fry the potato cubes separately and then add them into the curry later. :)

Hi. How many grams potatoes would this be, seeing as it serves two people?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, take it for all my recipes each potato would be around 80-100 gm.