How to make Sukhe Aloo -

This dry potato dish that can be cooked in a jiffy is delicious too .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Sukhe Aloo checkout Batata Bhaji, Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Reshmi Paneer-SK Khazana Pattani Sundal Soya Matar Masala Gobhi Manchurian

Sukhe Aloo

Sukhe Aloo Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sukhe Aloo Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled 1 inch pieces 5

  • Cumin seeds

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Green chillies slit 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Roast one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a pan. Add black peppercorns and continue to roast till a nice aroma is given out.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a kadai and add the remaining cumin seeds and green chillies. When the cumin seeds begin to change colour add the potato pieces and mix.

Step 3

Pound the roasted cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a mortar with a pestle. Add salt, black salt, some of the pounded masala, lemon juice and coriander leaves to the potato mixture and mix. Add the remaining pounded masala and sprinkle some water.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low heat for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.