Aloo ki Tarkari


Aloo ki tarkari is a quick, simple and delicious vegetarian sabzi dish that can be made in minutes. Serve with paratha or puri for a delicious weekend breakfast, or make for a quick family dinner.

Aloo ki Tarkari Recipe


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 250 grams potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • ½ – 1 cup water

For Tempering:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 – 4 whole red chili
  • Coriander, for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in a medium sized pot.
  2. Add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt and mustard seeds. Saute for about 30 seconds – 1 minute till the mustard seeds spluttering.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes, and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped potatoes and stir them for a few minutes to coat with the spices.
  5. Add ½ cup – 1 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, turn heat to low and cover for about 20 minutes till potatoes are tender.
  6. Take off the lid, and mash the potatoes with a wooden spoon.
  7. Heat oil for tempering in a small sauce pan. Add whole red chilies and saute for about 15 – 30 seconds.
  8. Add the red chilies with the hot oil into the potato mixture.
  9. Garnish with coriander, and serve hot with paratha or puri.

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