Aloo Tamatar Ka Jhol


Aloo Tamatar ka jhol or Potatoes with spicy tomato gravy is a classic combination and a popular North Indian dish. It is one of the famous dishes of Uttarakhand. Aloo Tamatar, is flavorful and delicious and the best part is that it goes well with all different kinds of bread and rice.

  1. Potatoes - 250 grams
  2. Onion - 50 grams
  3. Tomatoes - 100 grams
  4. Ginger - 2 cm piece (finely chopped)
  5. Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
  6. Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  8. Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  9. Fenugreek seeds - ½ tsp
  10. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  12. Ghee - ¼ teacup




  • Put the frying pan on a moderate flame. Pour the ghee and allow it to get hot. Add cumin and fenugreek seeds in the hot oil. When the seeds start crackling add garlic cloves and chopped ginger.
  • Stir-fry till the garlic and ginger turns slightly brownish. Now add chopped onion. Fry until onion becomes tender. Add red chili and turmeric powders, chopped tomatoes, and fry for a couple of minutes, till tomatoes become soft.
  • Add one teacup of water; add pealed and big pieces of potatoes and garam masalla and cook for about 10 minutes in moderate flame.
  • Add 2-tea cup or more water and salt to taste and cook on slow fire for another 10 minutes until potatoes get tender. Remove from fire and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.