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)


  1. Take 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.
  2. Meanwhile, 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.
  3. Get 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.
  4. Now 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.
  5. Now 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
  6. Transfer the contents to a serving dish and then add cilantro before serving. Serve Hot!!
  7. Notes:

    - 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

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