Sookhe Khatte Aaloo

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Sukhe khatte Aloo  are hot and spicy potatoes flavoured with coriander and spices that makes a great travel food. Goes very well with Poori   or paranthas.


  • 4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (optional or to taste)
  • salt to taste
  • a small bunch of chopped coriander leaves
  • oil for cooking


  • Boil the potatoes, cool and peal them cut in cubes
  • Heat oil in a  kadai or a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  •  Add the potato mixture,  all the remaining spices and salt. Stir to combine all the ingredients well. Sprinkle some water, just about a tablespoon, so that there is a small amount of moisture for the potato to cook well.
  • Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Allow the aloo sabzi to simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and allow it to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot  with poori, parantha or chapattis.
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