Aaloo Tamatar

One day some of my friends had slept overnight at our place and in the morning there was like a demand of variety of things for breakfast, like cold sandwich, omlette, and puris. So we ruled out the omlette but sandwiches and puris were still on the menu. So I gave them all needed to assemble the sandwiches while I moved on to make the puris supported with Aaloo Tamatar…

Aloo Tamatar

Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 4-5 people


  • 4-5 medium sized Potatoes (Aaloo) sliced in small cubes
  • 2 medium sized Onions finely chopped
  • 3-4 medium sized Tomatoes gravy
  • 1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Zeera)
  • A pinch of Asfoedatia (Hing)
  • 2 tea spoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 2 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • 2 tea spoon Oil/Ghee


Heat the oil in a cooker and add asfoedatia and cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Now add the chopped onions to it and fry them till they turn golden brown. Add the coriander powder and fry for one minute.

Now add the other masalas Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and Salt and mix. Then add the tomatoes and ginger garlic paste and sauté.

Cook till the oil separates out and then add the chopped potatoes. Fold them properly in the tomato gravy and then add some water so that the potatoes are submerged. (around 1  cup of water)

Put on the lid of the cooker and wait for 3 whistles. Once the pressure dies, open the cooker and mix the gravy while mashing some potatoes (to thicken the gravy).


  • Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  • Try it with hot puris or paranthas.
  • Grab some pickle as  well to tickle your taste buds..:)

Served with Puris and pickle..!!

Tasty Cooking..!!

4 responses

  1. Pingback: Puri | Ghar ka Khana..!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s