Mawa Wale Aloo

A rich potato dish fit for a royal banquet. Rich gravy made from mawa, tomatoes and Indian spices and cooked with potatoes. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Mawa Wale Aloo

Mawa Wale Aloo

Main Ingredients Mawa, Potatoes
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Mawa Wale Aloo

  • 1 cup grated mawa + to garnish 
  • 4 medium potatoes , boiled and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cashewnuts , roughly chopped
  • 2 medium onions , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 
  • 2 medium tomatoes , finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons roughly crushed cashewnuts 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 green chillies , finely chopped


  1. Heat oil and 2 tbsps ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Cut the potatoes into thick slices, add to the pan and cook on medium heat shallow-fry, turning sides, till potatoes turn light golden brown on both sides. Drain into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add raisins to the same pan, sauté for a few seconds. Drain into another bowl. Add ¼ cup roughly chopped cashewnuts to the same pan and sauté till lightly brown. Drain into a bowl.
  4. Add onions, ginger and garlic to the same pan and sauté till onions turn golden brown.
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder and mix well. Add turmeric powder and crushed cashewnuts, mix and cook till tomatoes are pulpy.
  6. Switch off heat and transfer the mixture into a blender and ½ cup milk and blend to a fine paste.
  7. Switch on heat, add remaining ghee and green chillies to the same pan. Add remaining milk to the ground mixture and add the mixture to the pan. Rinse the blender jar with ½ cup water and add to the remaining gravy. Add ½ cup water to the gravy and mix well.
  8. Add the fried potatoes, half the fried cashewnuts, 1 tbsp fried raisins and mawa, mix and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Transfer into a serving plate, garnish with mawa, remaining fried cashewnuts and remaining fried raisins. Serve hot.