Khatte Aloo Indian Spiced Potatoes

Khatte Aloo Indian Spiced Potatoes

Carbs are a staple in this house. Not just because I’m a carbaholic but because it’s so versatile. These Khatte Aloo Indian Spiced Potatoes are so delicious. And new take on potatoes in our house.

Potatoes deep fried and cooked in Indian spices. Yum. I used my pressure cooker to par-boiled the potatoes. Then I finished it in a cast iron pan. I know, I know. But I love my cast iron pan. It’s perfect for creating a crust on the potatoes. It’s wonderful to have a nice crunchy exterior and a supple interior on a potato.

Khatte Aloo Indian Spiced Potaotes

I made this for so we could have a little Diwali celebration. The school my son went to celebrated all the holidays (cool right). Now that he’s not there anymore I didn’t want him to feel left out. I choose this dishes because to still to the traditional foods eaten during Diwali. Many Hindus are vegetarians so I thought it was only fitting to make a vegetarian dishes for Diwali.

This recipe is not a truly authentic because most Khatte Aloo have mango powder. Mango powder is not something I typically keep on hand in the house. So, I did my research and I added a bit of ginger and lime to replace the mango powder and create a bit of that sweet bitterness created by the mango powder.

Also love this as a side dish along side some Chicken Tikka Masala. But for right now I’m just going to focus on the potatoes. If you don’t like spice just leave out the green chilies.

Happy Diwali!!

Khatte Aloo Indian Spiced Potatoes

Makes 6 servings

  • 4 cups potatoes par-boiled
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tools: heavy bottom pan, wooden spoon


Cut potatoes into small cubes.

In a deep non stick pan add oil then onions.

Once have become slightly translucent add cubed potatoes.

Then add masala, cumin, turmeric and coriander and mix well.

Khatte Aloo Pan

Saute for 3 to 5 minutes until potato becomes crisp.

Add ginger, green chilies and lime juice.

Finish with fresh coriander and mint.

Then salt and pepper to taste.

Khatte Aloo

Yup. That’s it you’re done. That was easy right? It’s a great way to celebrate Diwali and a great way to get Vitamin C and potassium. Who knew?

If you try this recipe, I’d love to know. Leave me a comment or take a picture and tag it #elskitchencmfrt on Twitter or @els.kitchencomforts on instagram. I’m excited to see what you cook up.



P.S. If you are looking for an activity to do with your kids I’ve added some Diwali crafts to my Pinterest Board.

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