Aloo Nazakath

Fried potato cases stuffed with paneer, spices and marinated in spicy yogurt and baked . This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Aloo Nazakath

Main Ingredients Potatoes, Cottage cheese
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg


  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated cottage cheese 
  • 2 tablespooons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup whisked yogurt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt (kala namak)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoons roasted chana dal (dalia) powdered
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 2 fried papads, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons chaat masala
  • 2 green chillies, chopped


  1. Peel and scoop the potatoes leaving a shell all around.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry until the outer surface of the potatoes turn golden and the potatoes are cooked. Drain and place them on an absorbent paper.
  3. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Heat oil in a pan, add one teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. Chop the scooped out portion of the potatoes and add. Add salt and let it cook on medium heat.
  4. For marinade take yogurt in a bowl. Add salt, black salt, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, roasted chana dal powder, two tablespoons chopped coriander leaves, remaining ginger-garlic paste and mix. Add mustard oil and mix. Set aside.
  5. For stuffing take paneer in a bowl. Add salt, chaat masala, remaining coriander leaves, green chillies, the cooked potatoes, crushed fried papads and mix.
  6. Grease a baking tray. Stuff the potato shells generously with the paneer mixture.
  7. Put these stuffed potatoes in the yogurt marinade and mix well with a light hand. Let them stand for about thirty minutes.
  8. Arrange the stuffed potatoes on the baking tray and keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 403.4
Carbohydrates 33.81
Protein 15.125
Fat 23.12
Other Fiber 0.525