Thursday, 23 August 2012

Rajasthani Masala Aloo (Potatoes in Red chilli paste gravy)

A rajasthani aloo recipe made with whole spices and red chilies paste.


4 small Potatoes
2 large tomatoes, pureed
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 -3 cardamoms
2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 cloves
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Salt to taste
4-5 whole red chilies, soaked in water


  • Wash and peel potatoes. Deep fry them to golden brown colour.
  • Grind red chilies to a thick paste by adding little water. (Use chilli paste as per taste).
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add cumin seeds and other whole spices.
  • When seeds splutter, add onion and sauté for a minute.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli paste and mix well.
  • Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and cook for 4 -5 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of water to the gravy. Boil and simmer for 3 -5 minutes.
  • Add the fried potatoes to the gravy and simmer on low flame for few minutes.
  • Serve hot with Nan / Roti.


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