Aloo kadhai masala – Spicy stir fried baby potatoes

There is something lovely and inviting about the change of season, ending of long hot summers and the subtle beginning of the autumn ❀ A little nip in the early morning, cool morning breeze, soft cool nights. I love autumn πŸ™‚

β€œNo spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

[The Autumnal]”
― John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

With this changing season, comes change in our food habits. Markets overflow with new vegetables and fruits and the foodie in me gets excited πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

I came across season’s first baby potatoes. The vendor was in the process of unpacking them, when i asked for some πŸ˜€ So, technically, i was his first customer πŸ˜€

While returning home i started thinking which way to cook it…..wanted something spicy and dry πŸ˜› so settled for the stir fry. Once home, i first got about making the ‘kadhai masala‘ to use for the stir fry.

Kadhai = wok, and i used here an iron one.

Here’s what i did………….


250 gms – baby potatoes

1 nos – medium sized onion (finely chopped)

pinch of cumin seeds

pinch of asafoetida

2 tsp – kadhai masala

2 tsp – oil for cooking

salt to taste

For the kadhai masala :

2 tbsp – coriander seeds

3 nos – dried red whole chilies

1 tsp – dried pomegranate seeds

3 nos – star anise

1 tsp – aniseed

1/2 tsp – black peppercorns

1 tsp – cumin seeds

1 tbsp – dried mint leaves

1/4 tsp – black cumin seeds (shah jeera)

1/4 tsp – dried ginger powder

1 tsp – dried mango powder

2 nos – green cardamom

1/4 tsp – nutmeg powder

Dry roast all except mint leaves, dried mango and ginger powder, nutmeg powder and pomegranate seeds. Cool and grind it to coarse powder. Store in an airtight container.

kadhai masala

kadhai masala


Soak the potatoes in water for 10 mins. Rub them well and wash a few times. Pressure cook them to 1 whistle. Cool and then peel them. Keep aside.

In a iron wok heat 2 tsp oil and temper with cumin seeds and asfoetida. Add the chopped onion and fry till translucent. Add the potatoes and and increase the gas flame. Sprinkle the kadhai masala and salt and keep stirring them. Potatoes will start forming a crispy outer skin. Take it off fire.

aloo kadhai masala - spicy stir fried baby potatoes

Serve hot with rice and lentil gravy or paranthas or pooris.

aloo kadhai masala - spicy stir fried baby potatoes

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !!! πŸ˜€






About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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4 Responses to Aloo kadhai masala – Spicy stir fried baby potatoes

  1. Flavoursome Kadhai. ..:) πŸ™‚

  2. Love it :). Found another recipe on Kadhai masala !

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