Tari wale Aloo Tamatar UP Style

by Rachna
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Potatoes are cooked in umpteen ways in India and around the world, each one more delicious than the other. They go so well with rotis, pooris or parathas. They are a staple side dish as well. Cooked dry, with light gravy or in a curry, they are versatile and can be made in so many different ways.

Today, I share a recipe which is really simple to make and can be whipped up in 10 if you have boiled potatoes at hand. Tari wale aloo tamatar was the favourite aloo (potato) preparation in my home and hence I have a soft corner for it.

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It is delicious and almost like soul food for me. When I went to Agra few years ago, I ended up having it in a lot of places instantly making me nostalgic. After all, I do originally belong to UP and a lot of what I make at home has influences of that state’s cuisine. This potato curry does not need onion, ginger and garlic. Hence it is also made as vrat food or prasad for Navratri, Diwali, Maha Shivratri, Janmashtami and other times.

Here’s the simple aloo tamatar recipe:

Ingredients:

3 medium-sized boiled potatoes

2 large, ripe tomatoes finely chopped

For the tadka/tempering

2 tsp. vegetable oil/mustard oil

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds (optional)

1 pinch of asafoetida

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

1 tsp. garam masala powder

1 tsp. chilli powder (or as per taste)

2-3 green chillies chopped (optional)

salt to taste

chopped coriander for garnish

Recipe:

Chop the potatoes and tomatoes and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan/kadhai. Add in mustard and cumin seeds. Wait for them to sputter.

Now add in the asafoetida. Fry for a minute. Add in the tomatoes and some salt. Let the tomatoes soften, release their water and cook. Add a little water if needed.

Now add the turmeric, garam masala, cayenne and salt and tip in the potatoes. Mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Add some water for a slight gravy. Cover and cook for a few minutes more. Now taste and adjust the seasoning. Your tari wale aloo tamatar is ready.

Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

Pro Tips

  1. You can mash the potatoes a bit to make a slightly thick curry.
  2. You can also make it dry by avoiding the use of any water.
  3. This is perfect with rotis, pooris and parathas and is the easiest curry to get right.
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Tari wale Aloo Tamatar Recipe | Easy Potato curry

This tari wale aloo tamatar is a UP specialty. I love this simple potato curry. It is delicious and so very easy to make.

Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword aloo tamatar, potato curry, potato gravy
recipe aloo tamatar curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 156 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized boiled potatoes
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes finely chopped
  • For the tadka/tempering
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil/mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds optional
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder or as per taste
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped optional
  • salt to taste
  • chopped coriander for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop the potatoes and tomatoes and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan/kadhai. Add in mustard and cumin seeds. Wait for them to sputter.
  2. Now add in the asafoetida. Fry for a minute. Add in the tomatoes and some salt. Let the tomatoes soften, release their water and cook. Add a little water if needed.
  3. Now add the turmeric, garam masala, cayenne and salt and tip in the potatoes. Mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add some water for a slight gravy. Cover and cook for a few minutes more. Now taste and adjust the seasoning. Your tari wale aloo tamatar is ready.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

1. You can mash the potatoes a bit to make a slightly thick curry.
2. You can also make it dry by avoiding the use of any water.
3. This is perfect with rotis, pooris and parathas and is the easiest curry to get right.

Nutrition Facts
Tari wale Aloo Tamatar Recipe | Easy Potato curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 743mg21%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 381IU8%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Simple, home cooked food that is yummy. You can also have this with rava idlis or with boiled rice.

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nabanita June 7, 2016 - 4:15 pm

I love potatoes..I want them in everything…This just moved to the dinner menu tonight ?

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Rachna June 7, 2016 - 4:31 pm

You would love it. I am sure of it. 🙂

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nabanita June 7, 2016 - 4:15 pm

I love potatoes..I want them in everything…This just moved to the dinner menu tonight ?

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Rachna June 7, 2016 - 4:31 pm

You would love it. I am sure of it. 🙂

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Shailaja V June 8, 2016 - 11:32 am

I love the simplicity of this recipe so much! Anything with aloo gets my vote and Gy’s too 😉 Will make this for dabba tomorrow 🙂

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:40 pm

Oh yes, so simple and so tasty. This is my quick fix recipe when l am in a rush. Hope Gy likes it. 🙂

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Shailaja V June 8, 2016 - 11:32 am

I love the simplicity of this recipe so much! Anything with aloo gets my vote and Gy’s too 😉 Will make this for dabba tomorrow 🙂

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:40 pm

Oh yes, so simple and so tasty. This is my quick fix recipe when l am in a rush. Hope Gy likes it. 🙂

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Beat About The Book June 8, 2016 - 12:04 pm

I love this one. Aaloo tamatar with puri would often be our Sunday brunch. Or when we had sudden guests our mum would make this one. Easy to cook and simply delicious. Soul food – just like you said. With idlis is a new combination. I wouldn’t have thought of that.

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Oh yes. Same at my place, with parathas too. Here in Bangalore, they serve rava idli with aloo sagoo which tastes like our aloo tamatar (except for the coconut).

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Beat About The Book June 8, 2016 - 12:04 pm

I love this one. Aaloo tamatar with puri would often be our Sunday brunch. Or when we had sudden guests our mum would make this one. Easy to cook and simply delicious. Soul food – just like you said. With idlis is a new combination. I wouldn’t have thought of that.

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Oh yes. Same at my place, with parathas too. Here in Bangalore, they serve rava idli with aloo sagoo which tastes like our aloo tamatar (except for the coconut).

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Rajlakshmi June 8, 2016 - 5:39 pm

This looks so Yummmm and so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Thanks, Rajlakshmi. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Rajlakshmi June 8, 2016 - 5:39 pm

This looks so Yummmm and so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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Rachna June 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Thanks, Rajlakshmi. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Parul Thakur June 8, 2016 - 9:18 pm

Ah! Ghar ki yaad aa gai Rachna. Have these with poori and then some jalebi 🙂 Thank you for this trip down the memory lane 🙂

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Rachna June 9, 2016 - 9:33 am

Glad that it triggered warm, ghar ka memories in you. 🙂

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Parul Thakur June 8, 2016 - 9:18 pm

Ah! Ghar ki yaad aa gai Rachna. Have these with poori and then some jalebi 🙂 Thank you for this trip down the memory lane 🙂

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Rachna June 9, 2016 - 9:33 am

Glad that it triggered warm, ghar ka memories in you. 🙂

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Bikram June 16, 2016 - 12:41 pm

This is my mum’s favourite. Hence got to eat a lot of this.. Yummyliscious. .

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Rachna June 18, 2016 - 10:47 am

How lovely!

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Bikram June 16, 2016 - 12:41 pm

This is my mum’s favourite. Hence got to eat a lot of this.. Yummyliscious. .

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Rachna June 18, 2016 - 10:47 am

How lovely!

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Hemangini July 13, 2016 - 7:50 pm

wow.. this is a breeze! I see so many western food blogs and in that yours is cute little nook of India.. Lovely. I love potatoes. 😀

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Hemangini July 13, 2016 - 7:50 pm

wow.. this is a breeze! I see so many western food blogs and in that yours is cute little nook of India.. Lovely. I love potatoes. 😀

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