This Dry Aloo Sabzi recipe is one I like to keep in my back pocket. If you have the few ingredients it asks for on hand, which I always do, this dish is perfect to throw together as a quick side dish to bring the whole meal together. Leftovers work wonderfully slightly mashed up and sandwiched between toasted bread. Or serve it as is, like a snack alongside some iced drinks. No matter how you decide to bring it to the table, I can guarantee that your family will linger around until it's all gone!
If you ever happen to just drop by my home on short notice or unannounced, chances are high that you will be served a meal that would definitely star one of my go-to potato recipes, like this Sukhe Aloo or Dry Aloo Sabzi.
This humble vegetable is a boon to home cooks everywhere, and I consider it a part of the Indian kitchen trinity alongside onions and tomatoes. In fact, even on days when my fridge is almost bare and I need to make a desperate run to the store, I know I can always count on falling back on these three. Combined with a pantry full of various lentils, beans and grains, and variety of spices on hand, the options for a quick healthy dinner are endless!
Hubby Dear is the die-hard potato fan in our home. So much so, that I often say all I have to do is throw him the tuber when he starts to whine in hunger and he's a happy camper! I guess it makes us the perfect match since I'm known as the potato magician in the family. It's been said that my potato recipes are finger-lickin' good and we have friends and family who always request them at every meal they eat at our table. What can I say, they're the perfect ingredient to experiment with!
Potatoes are definitely very versatile and take on any flavor added to them with ease. They're simple to prep and even easier to handle while cooking, so what's not to love! I love pairing this Dry Aloo Sabzi with a side of Dal, some steamed rice and a chopped salad. It hardly takes 30 minutes to bring them all together, and makes for a delightful meal.
Dry Aloo Sabzi/Sukhe Aloo (Simple Sauteed Potatoes)
- 2 tablespoon light cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
- 4 medium-sized potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into cubes
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon amchoor powder
- salt to taste
- a handful of fresh cilantro finey chopped, for garnish
- Heat oil in a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat and add in the cumin seeds. As soon as they start to sizzle, add in the cubed potatoes and stir-fry for a minute or two.
- Add in the spices and salt, give it good mix and let it fry for another 5-6 minutes until the potatoes start to crisp along the edges.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!
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