Every north Indian has a special connection with potatoes, and yes we add it to almost every meal, day and night. It is the most easily available and versatile that you can make anything out of it and won’t regret. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, vitamin b, and c. They are known for its antioxidant property, and it is also gluten-free.
Potatoes are mostly used in preparing snacks, main course dishes and more often used in heavy breakfast as well. There are hundreds of different aloo recipes that you can make at home.
Here is the list of top five side potato recipes that you need to try at home.
1. Jeera Aloo Recipe
This is the easiest and super simple way you can make a side dish. Jeera Aloo is not only an easy dish but also will not take much of your time in the kitchen. It is a perfect side dish for lunch. You can serve it with dal (lentil soup) and Roti. The base of this recipe is slightly sauteed jeera or cumin seeds and freshly cut potatoes mixed with Indian spices such as salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder and freshly chopped coriander leaves. You can give it about 15 minutes to cook precisely.
Dum Aloo Recipe is another super delicious dish that most of the north Indians love to prepare. It is the primary dish, but if you’re planning a dinner, you can serve it as a vegetarian side dish if you keep the gravy a little less. The gravy is supposed to be thick and creamy so it can be taken as a side dish. Dum aloo recipe is made with fried potatoes and onion-tomatoes blended masala in which you will add beaten yogurt and palm crushed kasuri methi as well. Dum aloo recipe is a heavy side dish and has a mouth-watering aroma that will catch everyone’s attention at the table.
3. Spicy Potato Wedges
Now, this is very trending aloo recipe that is always worth sharing. Potatoes are cut into wedges which is like a twist to the recipe’s name and later tossed in edible oil and all Indian powdered spices. The flavors in this aloo recipe need not be high as it’s just a side dish. You can garnish it with some chili flakes and chopped coriander. It is a very mild and light recipe to try for kids as well for their lunch packs.
4. Rasedar Aloo Recipe
It is the recipe for the time when you got absolutely no time to cook, or if you don’t have much energy to give in the kitchen after a long busy day at work. It can be just one dish and only one that can alone satisfy your taste buds and fulfill your tummy at once. For this, we need boiled potatoes. No onion or garlic is involved, just some oil in which we would add powder spices, cumin seeds, asafoetida then boiled potatoes cut into halves. We tend to add 1-2 cups of water in it and cook for about 5-10 minutes in a pressure cooker, and it’s done.
5. Chatpate Aloo Recipe
A tangy-spicy flavorful aloo dish is always a hit at the dining table. Take some baby potatoes for this and fry them beforehand. Fried potatoes will absorb the masalas very quickly and tastes even better. It will go great with toor tadka Dal and Rotis. It is a spicy dish which will require you to add freshly blended garam masala powder if you want the taste to kick in better.