How to make Khasta Aloo -

Baby potatoes cooked to perfection.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Khasta Aloo checkout Achari Aloo, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy, Chutneywale Aloo, Aloo Pyaaz Tamatar . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Broccoli And Pinenut Kofta Shalgam Aur Matar Curry Urlai Vathakal Stuffed Capsicums

Khasta Aloo

Khasta 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 : Tangy

Ingredients for Khasta Aloo Recipe

  • Baby potatoes 20-25

  • Ghee to fry

  • Ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Red chillies 2-3

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Amchur powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 3/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves few sprigs


Step 1

Scrub and wash the potatoes well under running water so that the skin is cleaned completely. Wash and chop coriander leaves. Crush peppercorns. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the potatoes.

Step 2

Drain. Press each potato between tissue papers to flatten them and absorb excess oil. Heat ghee in a pan, add the whole red chillies and bay leaves and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add the pressed potatoes and continue to sauté. Add salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur, crushed peppercorns and sauté till the potatoes turn a nice golden brown and crisp. Cut lemon, sprinkle lemon juice on ready potatoes and serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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