Potatoes with Spices & Onions

Potatoes with Spices & Onions

Ready in 30 minutes

Masala aloo. Semi-dry when cooked. Perfect with meat or vegetable curries. This should not take longer than 30 mins even with cooking the potatoes.

"This was an excellent meal and very easy to make. Just prep all of the stuff before you start. Also if your new potatoes in a can have salt included I don't think 1 Tbl of salt is necessary."

- jmschaub

Top-ranked recipe named "Potatoes with Spices & Onions"

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6 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 medium Onions; chopped finely
1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger; chopped finely
1 clove Garlic; crushed
1 tablespoon Chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons Ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons Ground coriander
1 tablespoon Salt; to taste
400 grams New Potatos; fresh new potatoes can be used
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
3 dried Chili peppers
1/2 teaspoon Onion seeds
1/2 teaspoon Mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
1 bunch Coriander sprigs; use the leaves as a garnish
Green chili; chopped finely use as garnish

Original recipe makes 4




Heat the oil when hot add the onions fry these till they are golden brown in color.

Add the ginger, garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, ground coriander and salt fry for about a minute. Set this mixture aside till required later.

You can use fresh new potatoes, these would need to be cooked.

Cooking fresh new potatoes peel potatoes,place in pan of water, bring water to the boil cooking potatoes until they are soft.

Drain water from tin of new potatoes. Add the potatoes to the onion mixture you set aside sprinkle over the lemon juice.

Making the Baghaar

Heat oil in another pan add the red chilies, onion seeds, mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds fry these until the seeds go a good shade darker than they already are. Remove from the heat and pour the baghaar (this mixture), over the potatoes.


Garnish with the leaves from the coriander spring and chilies. Green chilies can be replaced with red ones.


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Potatoes with Spices & Onions. Red chilies used as garnish. No Coriander sprigs used as not available. photo by guido100 guido100

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Snowflakemcgee 5 months ago
I literally couldn't believe how well this turned out!!! This will be a staple in my kitchen from now on. There were a few ingredients I didn't have & I had to reduce the proportions so I really didn't think it would turn out so well. Can't wait to make it again.
Snowflakemcgee 1 year ago
good potatoes. i served with chicken makhani (indian butter chicken) and it was a good compliment.
cwedding 2 years ago
This was an excellent meal and very easy to make. Just prep all of the stuff before you start. Also if your new potatoes in a can have salt included I don't think 1 Tbl of salt is necessary.
jmschaub 2 years ago
Great potatoes! They went well with my curry chicken :-)
Bojanggles 3 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
guido100 5 years ago
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