How to make Lucknowi Bharwan Aloo -

Potatoes stuffed and cooked in lucknowi style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Cottage cheese

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Lucknowi Bharwan Aloo checkout Batata Bhaji, Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Palak Chole Rishi Panchami Sabzi Stuffed Potatoes And Tomatoes Kaddu aur Aloo ki Sabzi - SK Khazana

Lucknowi Bharwan Aloo

Lucknowi Bharwan 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lucknowi Bharwan Aloo Recipe

  • Potatoes 25-30 medium

  • Cottage cheese

  • Oil 2 tablespo

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 100 grams

  • Green chillies seeded and chopped 4-5

  • Cashewnuts chopped 10-15

  • Raisins 10

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 2 cups

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 small bunch

  • Jaggery (gur) 1/2 cup

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Peel and halve the potatoes. Using a spoon scoop out the centres of each half leaving a shell. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the shells till light golden.

Step 2

Drain and set aside on an absorbent paper.

Step 3

Take cottage cheese in a bowl. Add green chillies, cashewnuts, raisins, salt, ginger, dry ginger powder and mix. Stuff this mixture into the fried potato shells and press firmly. Set aside.

Step 4

For the gravy heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan. Pound fennel seeds and cumin seeds lightly in a mortar with a pestle. Add asafoetida and the pounded spices to the oil and sauté till fragrant. Add grated onions and sauté till golden. Add a little water

Step 5

Gently lower the stuffed potato shells. Add cream. Cover, reduce heat and cook for fifteen minutes. Do not stir just shake the pan lightly occasionally.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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