Potato is one of the favourite sabzis in my kitchen. My younger daughter loves it. .. daily she would come and ask me aloo.. aloo… she is 2 years old…. and has started joining words and making sentences.. she tells me… kaavya loves aloo…. and she wont settle for anything thats plain and bland. . She wants spicy aloo fry everytime…. here is how I make kaavya’s fav aloo…..

Serves 4


1. Potatoes 6 large

2. Green chillies 2 washed and slit

3. Few curry leaves washed

4. Turmeric powder 1tsp

5. Red chilli powder 2 tsps

6. Salt to taste

7. Oil 2 tbsp + 1 for tempering. ..

8. Jeera 2 tsp

9. Asafoetida 3/4 tsp

10. Garlic chopped 1 to 2 tsps

11. Lemon juice 1/2 to 1 tsp


1. Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into medium cubes and keep them in a pot of water.

2. Take a pan add oil and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Sauté for 30 seconds and add slit green chillies and sauté for 30 seconds more.

3. Now add the potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, chillie powder. Toss it well and cook it covererd till done.

4. Once, the potatoes are cooked, remove the cover and let it roast in low heat…. roast till you get crispy potatoes.

5. Heat a tempering pan and add 1tsp oil and saut the garlic till it turns brown. . Transfer the sabzi in a serving bowl and mix the lemon juice. Now garnish the potato fry with the sauted garlic.

6. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.  Serve hot with rice. Or can be had as a chat pata snack as well.