Traditional Indian Recipes


Aalu or potato contains carbohydrates which provide energy to our body. In north India it is a commonly used vegetable in all households. During Vrat or fasting people in the north of India prepare dishes with aalu as it provides energy during fasting.aloo_ki_sabzi


Potato                                                   4

Oil                                                           2 tbsp

Turmeric power                                ½ tsp

Mustard seeds                                    ¼ tsp

Green chili (chopped)                     6

Onion (chopped)                               1 (optional)

Ginger (chopped)                              1 tsp

Salt /rock salt                                      to taste

Coriander leaves (chopped)         1 bunch

Procedure for preparing Aalu ki Sabzi:

  1. Pressure cook the potato with 1tsp salt, ½ tsp turmeric powder and enough water.
  2. Allow the potato to cool and lightly mash the potato with the spatula .Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds after it splutter.
  4. Add onions, ginger and green chilies stir fry till the onions turn pinkish.
  5. Add the mashed potato and cook on low flame for 5 minutes stirring it continuously, turn off the flame.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Aalu ki sabzi is ready. It can be served with rotis, puris etc.


  1. During vart or fasting use rock salt for the recipe.
  2. Use of onion can be avoided during the vrat or fasting.
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