Masala Aloo or Spicy Potatoes

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This potato (aloo) dish is different from the regular sabzi’s because of the addition of mustard seeds.
  • PREP TIME: 40 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 20 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Masala Aloo or Spicy Potatoes


  • 4 boiled and diced potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ red chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • Few curry leaves (karri patta)
  • 1 lemon’s juice
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  • 1. Put chopped potatoes in a bowl.
  • 2. Add salt, red chili powder, chili flakes and gram flour (besan) to the potatoes and mix well.
  • 3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and saute for 30 seconds till they sizzle.
  • 4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for another minute till raw flavor is removed.
  • 5. Add the masala marinated potatoes and cook for a few minutes till the potatoes are warmed through.
  • 6. Add curry leaves and lemon juice and cover for 5 minutes.
  • 7. Turn off heat, sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve.


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