Friday, December 12, 2014

Masaledar Aloo ki Sabzi / Spicy Potatoes Cubes

As I have said so many times before, my mum has been my guru, my inspiration and my role model when it comes to cooking. She can create an amazing dish even with bare minimum ingredients. Well I can go on and on about her :) Instead, I will share with you all yet another delicious recipe of hers. This is a quick recipe and makes a great side dish. Masaledar Aloo ki Sabzi  / Spicy potato Cubes oozes with flavors.

I have added RASAM POWDER. Rasam powder is a blend of spices like cumin, coriander, fenugreek and red chillies. So rather than adding each of these spices separately, I have used this blend . This dish is so good that sometimes , I just eat this sabzi with rice with a dollop of ghee (Clarified butter) and I am in heaven:) . 

So here is the recipe...


  • Potato : 2.5 cups (Cubed and kept in water until ready to use)
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies : 2
  • Curry leaves : 4
  • Asafoetida (hing) : 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar : 3 tsp  (or as per taste)
  • MTR Rasam Powder : 2.5 - 3 tsp (See Notes *)
  • Amchur powder (Dry Mango Powder) : 1 tsp (See Notes **)
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cilantro : 2 tbsp (chopped)

  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. When the oil is hot, add in the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. 
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and add the potatoes to the pan.
  • Add turmeric powder, amchur powder, rasam powder and salt. Mix well
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cook covered on medium heat.
  • Once most moisture has gone, open the lid. The potatoes need to be cooked but  should not turn mushy.
  • Add sugar, mix. Finally add chopped cilantro.
  • Serve spicy potato cubes or Aloo sabzi with roti or rice.
*I use home made rasam powder or MTR rasam powder. MTR is my preferred brand.
**If you do not have Amchur powder, you can use lemon juice instead.


  1. I have added sambar powder to my dry Sabzis a number of times, but never tried with rasam powder. I am sure adding rasam powder will make the sabzi equally delicious. After all Mother's only create Magic in the kitchen.

    1. Yes..Adding Sambar powder also works well with this dish..Actually sambaar powder has a few extra ingredients in the blend which will also make it delicious. I always loved my mum's cooking but honestly speaking started appreciating more after marriage:)..ty dear:)

  2. My family go crazy (in a good way!) for any masala-driven food I make :) pure spirit of being Indian :) This never added sambar/rasma powder in aloo before, I sure will try sometime!

    1. Do try it and let me know :) have a good weekend:)

  3. looks very attractive Shubha ! I haven't tried adding rasam powder to sabzis - interesting ! will have to try :)

  4. I make Gujarati style dry potato sabzi and add garam masala. I'hv never tried this version before. Next time I'll add rasam powder. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks super delicious...never added rasam powder to try it!!

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