Feb 29, 2008

Recipe - Chat Pata Aloo

Spicy Potato


This dish can be cooked in 10 minutes, if the potato is already boiled. This dish taste yummy with Rasam (soup made with tomato and lentil).


  • Potato - 2 medium size
  • Green Chillies - 1 Serrano pepper (optional)
  • Dry red chilly - 3 - 4 (according to the spice level)
  • Dhania powder (coriander powder) - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
  • Amchoor powder (dry mango powder) - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Chilly powder - 1 teaspoon (according to spice level)
  • Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt 3/4 teaspoon (according to taste)
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon


Boil potatoes for 5 -6 minutes in Microwave. Pierce the potato with a knife before you cook in the microwave so that the potato is done quickly.
or Pressure cook it for one whistle.

Peel the Potato, cut them into small pieces about an inch size.


In a medium size skillet preheat the oil and add the seasoning seeds, mustard and cumin seeds. Let it splutter add Green chillies (optional) or Red chillies and hing.

After few minutes add Potatoes and add coriander (dhania) powder, dry mango (amchoor) powder, turmeric, salt and chilly powder and saute for 5-8 minutes.

The temperature should be medium high. Let all the spices cook well with the potatoes and serve hot with rice or roti for a quick meal.

# Servings 2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite Potato dishes, was amazed that you can cook your potatoes in the microwave, I am ol school so always boiled in water but this idea is simple and fast.

I am goin to try this recipe mmmmm

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