Aloo Masala  (potato In Indian Spices) Recipe

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Aloo Masala (Potato in Indian Spices)

Marsha Gardner


A masala is a way to describe a mixture of spices. A masala can either be a combination of dried (and usually dry roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions and chilli paste. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavor.

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2 large
1 Tbsp
canola oil
asafetida (hing)
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
turmeric, ground
green chili, finely chopped
1/2 tsp
kosher salt or to taste
1 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped


1Boil the potatoes until they are soft and let cool.
Peel and chop the potatoes in small pieces.
2Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If it cracks right away, the oil is ready.
3Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafetida. As the seeds crack, add turmeric, potatoes, green chili, and salt.
Stir-fry for a few minutes.
4Add lemon juice and cilantro.
The potatoes should be slightly moist and not dry.
Serve hot.
5Try adding 2 tablespoons of shredded carrots and 1/8 cup of green peas to potato mixture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy