How to make Kesari Aloo -

Deep-fried small potatoes cooked in a delicately flavoured yogurt based gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Saffron

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Kesari Aloo checkout Batata Bhaji, Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Stir Fried Pak Choy With Sesame Sauce Chole Chana Dal Besan Tikka Masala Shalgam Adraki Gobhi

Kesari Aloo

Kesari Aloo Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kesari Aloo Recipe

  • Potatoes peeled and pricked 10-15 small

  • Saffron 1 tbsp + to deep fry

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) 3-4 strands


Step 1

Heat sufficient ghee in kadai and deep-fry potatoes on low heat till they turn light brown. Drain onto to an absorbent paper. Soak saffron in one tablespoon of water. Heat one tablespoon of ghee in pressure cooker add tomato puree, red chilli powder, yogurt, sugar, salt.

Step 2

Add potatoes and stir. Close the lid and cook till one whistle is given out. Transfer the potatoes mixture into a serving dish.

Step 3

Sprinkle green cardamom powder an saffron water and serve hot.

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