Potato fried in garlic (chauke aaloo)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Have it with chapati or paratha.


  1. Wash the potatoes thouroughly.
  2. Cut each of them into 4 pieces with skin.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  4. Add chopped garlic.
  5. and fry till crisp and reddish.
  6. Now add the potatoes, chillies, salt, garam masala, and amchur powder.
  7. Fry for a few minutes.
  8. Add 3 tbsp wter and cover to cook till potatoes are cooked and all the water has evaporated.
  9. Garnish it with chopped corriander leaves and serve with dal, rice, and chapati.
Most Helpful

I suggest using whole small new potatoes rather than cutting up larger ones. Even fingerlings are good. Seems to avoid the uncooked problem. Another tip, which is a bit time consuming, is to soak potatoes (peeled) over night. That way when you cook then they will absorb all the flavor that boiled or microwaved will not do so well.

Cymro April 29, 2006

I agree with Jenny, the potatoes should be cooked first before attempting this recipe. Just got the amchur powder from an online site, (ishopindian.com), and it is excellent for dishes like this one.

sanghavi February 11, 2006

This is almost a very good recipe. My big problem was with the potatoes going into the pan raw. That seemed strange to me, and so I microwaved them for 4 minutes first. In fact, when I try this again - which I will - I will boil them until tender before putting them in the pan. I needed to add much, much more water than called for, and more oil too, and my potatoes still came out of the pan very firm. I really liked the flavours though; this is my first time using amchur powder and I think it's really nice. I was a bit generous with both the amchur powder and the garam masala. I wish I had been less generous with the chili; in future I will put in the red chili powder OR the fresh green chilies, but not both. >:o Overall, though, this was simple and nice. I think it would be a great thing to do with leftover cooked potatoes.

Jenny Sanders September 14, 2004