7 Ideas for Main Course Potato Recipes

Potato is a staple diet in India. If nothing is available, just pick up a couple of potatoes and you will have a dish ready in a jiffy. Here I have consolidated a few potato recipes that can be used in times of need.

Dahi ke Aloo – Boil a few potatoes and cut into pieces. Prepare a curd gravy and cook the potatoes in it.

Aloo Zeera – A very popular side dish, it is nothing but chopped potato cooked in oil and zeera.

Aloo Tamatar – Potatoes cooked in tomato gravy. Variations are aloo-matar, aloo-paneer, aloo-mushroom and so on. You can add any ingredient you want with aloo.

Dum Aloo – You take very small potatoes for these. Boil and peel them. Cook in tomato-curd gravy.

Aloo Parathe – Prepare stuffing by mashing boiled potatoes and mixing in salt, chilli powder and chopped coriander. Use it to fill in parathe.

Stuffed Capsicum – Empty the capsicum from the inside. Roast potato mash and use it for stuffing the capsicum. Fry the capsicum in minimal oil.

Potato Raita – Chop boiled potato into small pieces. Mix with curd and add white salt, black salt, red chilli powder, roasted zeera powder and bits of pineapple. Served chilled.

So next time you see potatoes lying around in your kitchen, you will know what to do with them. Enjoy J

Dahi ke Aaloo

If there is curd in the fridge that is not being used up, let it be there for a couple more days till it becomes sour for dahi ke aaloo is a perfect dish to use it up. If the curd if not sour, you can add mango powder to enhance the taste of the dish.

Preparation Time – 30 mins

Servings – 4 people


6 potatoes

1 cup curd

Oil 1 tblsp

Zeera (cumin) 1 tsp

Hing (asafetida) 1 pinch

Haldi (turmeric) 1 tsp

Mango powder (amchur) 2 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Salt 3 tblsp

Garam masala 1 tblsp

Water 2 cups

Boil the potatoes and peel off the jackets. Cut the potatoes into pieces and keep aside. In a pan, heat oil and add zeera and hing. Add the potatoes and fry them slightly. Mix the curd with water and blend properly. Add haldi, red chilli powder, mango powder and salt to it. Then pour this curd mix in the pan and bring it to boil. Simmer it on low flame for 5 minutes and take it off the flame. Add garam masala.


Tip: Instead of cutting the boiled potatoes, you can also mash them slightly with your hand to break them into small pieces.