Alu chatpata


  • Potato – 3 medium size
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seed – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seed – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seed – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Black pepper – 5 no.s
  • Red chilly – 2
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – As per taste


Peel the potatos and make small cubes out of it.

Make a coarse powder of cumin,coriander,fennel seed,red chilly, black pepper,cinnamon using mortar and pestle.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds into the hot oil. When it crackles, add potato cubes, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and mix properly. When the potato is half cooked, add the dry masala powder mix and cook again.

When the potato cubes are cooked properly, add amchur powder , mix it well and switch off the flame.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/paratha or use as a side dish with rice.

Note: Baby potato is best for this recipe. If it is not available, normal potato can be used.


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