Aloo/Potato Fry

Servings : 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! 


  • 4-5 potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/rai
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 limro/curry leaves, chopped
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 green chili, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 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! 🙂

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