How to make Chatpata Masala Aloo -

Chatpate Aloo or spicy stir-fry potatoes is a tangy and delicious spicy dish. These Stir-fried potatoes with green chili and tamarind give a very unique flavor and can be served as a delicious appetizer or you can serve them as a side dish with

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Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (chhote aloo), Kokum petals (कोकम की पँखड़ियाँ)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chatpata Masala Aloo

Chatpata Masala Aloo Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Chatpata Masala Aloo Recipe

  • Baby potatoes (chhote aloo) boiled and peeled 20-25

  • Kokum petals soaked 10-12

  • Garlic 10-15 cloves

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-15

  • Asafoetida 1 pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Put kokum pieces into a mixer jar and grind into a fine paste.

Step 2

Pound garlic cloves in a mortar with a pestle. Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and crushed garlic. Mix and saute till garlic turns golden. Add potatoes, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add salt and red chilli powder, mix well. Add ¼ cup water and mix. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes. Add 1 tbsp kokum paste and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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