Aloo in red sauce (potato in tomato sauce)

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan


When I ate the buffet menu at a restaurant in Texas, I fell in love with this particular dish...

here is my version of the recipe just for you!

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2 large
potatoes (russet/steakhouse), boiled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 can(s)
hunt's tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp
sambar powder
1 1/2 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp
cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tsp
turmeric powder
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp
lemon juice
cooking spray (olive oil)

How to Make Aloo in red sauce (potato in tomato sauce)


  • 1Take a baking dish, grease it with cooking oil spray, and arrange the potato cubes in the dish so as to leave at least a little gap between two pieces. Now spray the cooking oil on each piece. Preheat oven to 400 F and bake the potato cubes for 20 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • 2Meanwhile, take a fresh pan, add oil and after the oil heats up, add the cumin seeds and let them fry a little say for about 2 min. Now add the tomato paste and since it is a dry paste, add ½ cup of water. Using a spatula, mix and blend the water and paste well.
  • 3Get the mixture to a boil for about 10 min on med-high, turn the heat to low and add the salt, turmeric powder, sambar powder and garam masala.Now slowly increase the heat, stirring the mixture with a spatula and stir in ½ more cup of water.
  • 4Now slowly increase the heat, stirring the mixture with a spatula and stir in ½ more cup of water. Cook till it comes to gravy consistency for about 15 min.
  • 5Now add the baked potato cubes slowly to prevent splattering of the gravy and then add the lemon juice. Bring it to a boil in about 5 min and turn the heat off
  • 6Transfer the contents to a serving dish and then add cilantro before serving. Serve Hot!!
  • 7Notes:

    - To check the heat of the pan/oil, place your palm above the dish. If you feel hot air blowing considerably (to an extent which can dry a wet palm), that is the correct heat. Immediately turn the heat to med-low to avoid burning the ingredients and start cooking.

    - For people suffering from reflux, you can use extra virgin olive oil for cooking

    - Baking the potato reduces the fat by more than 50%

    - Boiling the potato, before baking it reduces the baking time. However, if you want to directly bake the potatoes, preheat the oven to 400 F and bake them for at least 45 minutes to maximum 1 hr to get the golden brown coloration

    - Generally adding the cilantro before serving, or using it for decoration will add a nice aroma to the dish. Stirring in the cilantro, will add a whole new flavor to the dish which some people might or not enjoy.

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About Aloo in red sauce (potato in tomato sauce)

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy