alu kangmet recipe

Alu Kangmet Recipe | Manipuri Recipe

What is Alu Kangmet?

A spicy side dish made using potatoes, flavored with red chilies, is Alu Kangmet. It is such a simple recipe that I thought twice before putting it here. It is served with Tan Ngang, which is a puri made with all-purpose flour (maida). The dish gets the heat from dry red chilies as well as mustard oil. It can pep up any meal in a few minutes and with a handful of ingredients. I like to make sandwiches with the stuffing of alu kangmet and believe me, they taste divine.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Alu Kangmet Recipe

Potato recipes are so versatile. Every kitchen has its own potato recipe. There are a number of starters using potato, snacks made with potatoes, side dishes as well as gravies made using potatoes. This one is such a simple dish. It calls for just 4 ingredients in total. Here is all you need:

Boiled Potatoes: Unlike most of the side dishes using potatoes, boiled potatoes are mashed to make this side dish.

Red chilies: Dry whole red chilies are required. This is the main flavoring agent. You can adjust the quantity as per your choice.

Oil: Mustard oil adds its flavor and heat to alu kangmet. However, you can use regular cooking oil if you want.

Onions: I have not used onions for the recipe. You can also use chopped onions. Although I would not recommend that.

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As already mentioned there are a number of side dishes made with potatoes. Jeera aloo, aloo tuk, achari aloo, sookhe aloo ki sabji are a few to name.

How to serve Alu Kangmet?

Make sandwiches using alu kangmet for a weekday breakfast.

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How to make Alu Kangmet?

1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.

alu kangmet recipe

2.In a pan heat 1 tbsp of mustard oil (sarso ka tel) till smoking hot. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.

alu kangmet recipe

3.Put on the flame of the oil. Add 2 whole dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch).

alu kangmet recipe

4.Fry on low flame till crisp. Take out once done.

alu kangmet recipe

5.Crush in a mortal pestle.

alu kangmet recipe

6.Again heat the same oil. Add 2 boiled and mashed potatoes, fried and crushed red chilies and salt to taste.

alu kangmet recipe

7.Mix everything and cook for 3-4 minutes.

alu kangmet recipe

8.Serve warm or at room temperature. Bon appétit!

alu kangmet recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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