How to make Aloo Gol Matol -

Baby potatoes cooked with a spicy masala powder and finished with lemon juice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Aloo Gol Matol

Aloo Gol Matol 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 : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Aloo Gol Matol Recipe

  • Baby potatoes 16-20

  • Cumin seeds

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 2-3

  • Whole dry red chillies broken 2-3

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Wash and wipe the potatoes and cut into two to four pieces each without peeling. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, fennel seeds, green cardamoms and red chillies. Cool and grind coarsely.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and the potato pieces and salt. Stir, cover and cook on medium heat. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the freshly ground roasted mixed spices (generously).

Step 3

Mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for another five minutes. Open the lid, add lemon juice and remove from heat.

Step 4

Mix, cover and keep aside for at least five minutes.

Step 5

Serve while it is still hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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