Saturday, February 27, 2010

Masaledar Aloo

This simple dish is so full of flavors that it never disappoints us, add whatever spice you have on hand ,you just cannot go wrong with it. We love  spicy and tangy food and hence use it a lot in our cooking ,the tanginess in this dish comes primarily from dried mango powder or Amchur powder. If you are like us and love the sweet tartness of raw mango ,then try some of this indispenable powder and we are sure you will be reaching for more of it.

This is our entry for

Think Spice: Think Amchur

Ingredients: Serves 2-3

Aloo/potatoes: 5-6 medium size (boiled and peeled)

Red chili powder: 1-2 tsp

Coriander powder: 2-3 tsp

Jeera/cumin Powder:1-2tsp

Amchur powder: 1tbsp

Garam masala ; 1/2 tsp

Haldi: pinch

Jeera/cumin: 1tbsp


Oil: for cooking

Salt: to taste


Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into square chunks. Heat oil in a saucepan, add mustard, as soon as it begins to splatter add cumin seeds, wait till it splatters, add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, garam masala powder, haldi powder, the cut boiled potatoes and salt to taste. Toss the potatoes so that the powders coat it well. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy with hot rotis and kadi ( a buttermilk based preparation ) Print Friendly and PDF


  1. The potatoes look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the entry.

  2. I love the color of the curry. my mouth is actually watering ;)


  3. I prepare this dish regularly but adding amchur to the whole preparation comes as an inviting twist.


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