Dahiwale Aloo Recipe

Tasty potato curry which goes well with any Indian bread or as a side dish with steamed rice.
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings4
Main IngredientInterest Group

Recipe Story

Variations: You can substitute potatoes with small eggplants You can use small baby potatoes You can add about 1 cup of water if you want a thick gravy


 Asafoetida1 Pinch
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Mustard seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cumin seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Udad dal1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Methi seeds1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Plain yogurt1 Cup (16 tbs) (Sour)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Chopped coriander/For garnish1 Tablespoon
 Green chilies3
 Red chili powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Grated ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 274 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.6%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.3 mg

Sodium 144.5 mg6%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.2%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g21.9%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 7 g14.2%

Vitamin A 8.9% Vitamin C 99.2%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 15.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds. Saute for few seconds.
Add urad dal, asafetida, curry leaves and ginger. Saute till urad dal turns to golden brown.
Add turmeric powder and diced potatoes. Sprinkle red chilli powder and salt and mix well.
Add ½ a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
Add beaten yogurt and mix well. Continue to cook for few more minutes till all the water evaporates.
Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with chapatis.


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Prezi says :

Hi, :) I just left you a comment for mooli paratha and I have a question for this too. I tried this dish for the mooli paratha. Is there a way I get to have this with a lil gravy; i meant something like a semi-gravy or so, as the parathas are a lil dry, I think making the side dish in semi-gravy would go great with it! Lemme know pls
Posted on: 10 May 2009 - 8:18pm
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Sarita Bhandarkar says :

This dish is usually a semi gravy one which goes well with roti or paratha. I served this as a side dish with rice. So I made it dry.
Posted on: 11 May 2009 - 8:40pm
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ifoodiee says :

I am crazy about anything that has potato in it..who is bothered about the calories when the dish can be so yumm..and your Dahiwale Aloo sounds great..but how do you stop the yogurt from curdling?..or does that add to the consistency of the dish?
Posted on: 7 May 2009 - 9:32am
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aparna.priya says :

The dahiwale aloo seems to be very yummy. why you have used sour yogurt instead of fresh one? can i use dry mustard seeds also? it makes the dish more colorful and tasty..
Posted on: 6 May 2009 - 12:27am
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Sarita Bhandarkar says :

You definitely can use fresh yogurt. And if this yogurt is sour, it really adds to the taste.
Posted on: 11 May 2009 - 8:35pm
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Sanghi says :

Yummy potato fry snigdha..!!
Posted on: 1 May 2009 - 10:01pm
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Snigdha says :

Credit goes to Sarita Bhandarkar. Its her recipe and her posting!
Posted on: 7 May 2009 - 3:42pm
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Prezi says :

The potato dish up there looks so stunning! I bet this should be spicy enough :). Good! You have used sour yogurt too; but how does that help? May be yogurt helps in softening the potato cubes or does is also add on to the taste. Also, this seems to a dry gravy dish rite?
Posted on: 1 May 2009 - 8:06pm
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Snigdha says :

Sour Yogurt defintely adds a nice tangy taste to the curry.
Posted on: 7 May 2009 - 4:04pm