What is Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi?
Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi is a very delicious preparation of potatoes in absolutely flavourful tomato gravy. The best part about aalu tamatar ki sabzi it goes well with chapatti, rice, poori, white bread etc.
Let’s talk about the ingredients
Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi is flavoured with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger and green chillies. I not only add curry leaves in the tempering but also garnish the dish with some curry leaves. To maximize the flavour of curry leaves, I break the leaves with hands, instead of cutting with a knife. Whenever I make aloo tamatar ki sabzi, we enjoy it with roti and rice for dinner and next morning I always have it with some fresh white bread.
Other gravies on the blog
Halwai style aloo chole, dhaba style paneer masala, Punjabi dum aloo etc.
Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi Recipe
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings 4 Persons
Ingredients for Aloo (Aalu) Tamatar ki Sabzi
- 4-5 medium size tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger
- 1 green chilli
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds (raie)
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- ¼ tsp asafetida
- Lots of curry leaves
- 5-6 medium size potatoes, boiled, peeled and coarsely mashed
- 1 tsp chilli
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 ½ cup water
- Handful of chopped coriander
How to make Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi
1. Make a paste of tomatoes, ginger and green chilli
In a grinder, add 4+5 roughly chopped tomatoes; ½ inch roughly chopped ginger and 1 broken green chilli. Grind to a smooth puree. Keep aside.
2. Prepare tempering and add tomato paste
Heat 2-3 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp asafetida. Cook till they crackle. Switch off the flame and add the tomato paste. Now cook this on a medium to low flame. Cover it to avoid the spluttering. Cook till the oil oozes out.
3. Add yogurt and spices and cook
Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder to ¼ cup yogurt. Mix it well. Switch off the flame and add yogurt mix. Add few broken curry leaves. Cook till the oil separates.
4. Add boiled potatoes
Add boiled potatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. The aalu tamatar will look delicioud at this stage, don’t be tempted to have some of it rolled in a paratha.
5. Add salt, water, coriander and curry leaves
Add salt to taste and 1 ½ cup water approximately. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add broken curry leaves. Cover the lid and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame and add handful of chopped coriander.
6. Bon appétit
Enjoy Aloo tamatar ki sabzi with chapatai/ paratha/ poori/ white bread / rice.
- You can omit yogurt. Instead increase the quantity of tomatoes.