Dahi aloo – Potatoes in buttermilk gravy

This is also called aloo kadhi. Simple to cook, few ingredients and finger licking in taste. This can be termed as ‘cheat cooking’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I usually make this when I have run out of vegetables ๐Ÿ˜›

As I have already confessed, I am becoming a lazy lump ๐Ÿ˜‰ so this was another cheat meal ๐Ÿ˜€

Potatoes are favorite vegetables of almost everyone in India. I thank the Portuguese for introducing this wonder vegetable to the Indian palate, the food of the masses and oppressed !

dahi aloo - potatoes in yogurt gravy

Here’s what i did……….


Makes for 2 -3 persons

2 nos – medium sized boiled potatoes

1 nos – small sized onion

1 tsp – chopped green chilies

1/2 tsp – grated ginger

1/2 tsp – tumeric powder

1/4 tsp – red chili powder (optional)

1/4 tsp – black mustard seeds

1/4 tsp – fenugreek seeds

1 sprig – curry leaves

1 nos – dry red whole chili

1 1/4 cup – buttermilk /yogurt

1 1/2 tbsp – chickpea flour /besan

1 1/2 tsp – oil

pinch of asafoetida

1 tsp – clarified butter (optional)


Peel the boiled potatoes and dice them. Keep aside.

Blend the buttermilk /yogurt with the chickpea flour. Keep aside.

Finely chop the onion.

Heat oil in a deep pan, temper with curry leaves, dry red whole chili, asafoetida, black mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once they are fragrant, add the chopped onion and green chili. Fry till translucent. Add the grated ginger and the diced potatoes. Let the oil coat the potatoes evenly on all sides.

Pour the buttermilk/ yogurt -chickpea mix. Add tumeric and red chili powder (optional) at this stage. Season with salt and cook on low flame for 10 mins.

Add the clarified butter (optional) and take it off fire.

Serve hot with plain boiled rice or paranthas.

dahi aloo - potato in buttermilk gravy

Happy cooking !! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers !! ๐Ÿ˜€





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 :)
This entry was posted in cooking and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Dahi aloo – Potatoes in buttermilk gravy

  1. Never thought of using aloo in a Kadhi…. Time to try something new. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Yummylicious. .. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I have buttermilk on hand, and potatoes! Will make this tonight. Thanks

  4. Jen says:

    yummmmy!!! I’m going to make this!

  5. rose9012 says:

    That looks Soo good, I’m hungry now! …I can’t wait to try making this ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Do you try new items daily? You need a new item for a new post.

  7. Thanks for liking my post Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast, Athirampuzha Church . This celebration is really great and wonderful filled with devotion. Thousands of people from different religion participate in this pious occasion. Your post is great and delicious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s