Aloo Chokha

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Aug. 27, 2013

A popular dish prepared in the Eastern part of India including Bengal, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. Here potato is cooked in selected spices to give it a unique flavor. Tastes best when served with roti or puri.


Potatoes 300 Gram , cut into small cubes
Onion 1/2 , finely chopped
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Whole dry red chilies 2 , torn
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
Chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
Amchur powder/Anardana powder 1 Teaspoon (dried mango powder or pomegranate powder)
Cumin coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Chopped green chili 1 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt To Taste
For garnishing
Cilantro leaves 5 Gram (as needed)



1. In a pan pour vegetable oil; add dry red chili and coriander seeds. Let it splutter.

2. Put chopped onion and fry until golden brown.

3. Add potatoes, fry for 3-4 minutes and then add garlic and chopped green chili.

4. Stir in mixture of cumin-coriander powder and season with salt to taste.

5. Pour water, cover with lid and simmer until potatoes turn soft. Chokha does not have curry so cook until water evaporates.

6. Add amchur powder and mix well.


7. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 148Calories from Fat 69

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 106 mg4.42%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet