Aloo Palda

Potatoes cooked in yogurt gravy


  • 3 potatoes, peeled and chopped into finger fries
  • 1 cup onions sliced
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 strip of cinnamon bark
  • 5 -6 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds.
  • Pinch hing (asafetida)
  • 2 tablespoons raw rice
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 6 cups of yogurt whisked


  1. Grind raw rice and green cardamoms with little water and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee. Add black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, hing and cumin seeds.
  3. Add the sliced onions
  4. Add coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt.
  5. Add the potatoes and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes till potatoes are almost cooked.
  7. Mix the ground rice with the whisked yogurt.
  8. Add the yogurt mixture to potatoes and keep stirring on medium heat till the gravy comes to a boil.
  9. Let it boil additionally for 5 minutes.
  10. Add salt and cilantro and serve hot.

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