How to make Achari Aloo in Dahi -

Baby potatoes cooked in a yogurt based gravy flavoured with paanch phoron

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू), Onion seeds (kalonji) (कलौंजी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Achari Aloo in Dahi

Achari Aloo in Dahi 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Achari Aloo in Dahi Recipe

  • Baby potatoes boiled and peeled 250 grams

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) ½ teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds ½ teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) ½ teaspoon

  • Hung yogurt ½ cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves a few

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Asafoetida 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Grind onion seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds into a coarse powder.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add ground powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. Sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add yogurt, mix well and cook on low heat. Add potatoes, mix well and cook.

Step 4

Add salt, mix well and add ¼ cup water. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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