Spicy Potatoes (Rasadar Aloo)

30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
2-4 servings
This has to be just about my favourite Indian dish to make, and I make it a lot! It's also one of the few recipes that I make exactly as written! I sometimes vary the ingredients by substituting the potatoes with carrots and sweet potatoes (but then of course it's not Rasadar aloo anymore!), or by adding extra tomatoes. You may wish to use less oil, but the spice mix is perfect (and I never change it). If you've never used asafoetida before, don't be put off by the slightly strange smell; the results are worth it. This recipe comes from "The Complete Indian Cookbook", edited by Meera Budhwar and I'm posting the ingredients specified. You can easily scale the quantities up but I think this serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side dish.

Categories:  side-dish , for-1-or-2 , vegan , <-30-mins , main-dish , number-of-servings , vegetarian , potato , vegetable , time-to-make , asian ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (172.41 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 272.61 Calories from Fat 270.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.02g 92.37%
Saturated Fat 3.49g 34.86%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1215.82mg 101.32%
Total Carbohydrate 1.95g 1.3%
Dietary Fiber 1.43 g 11.47%
Sugars 0.33 g %
Protein 0.69g 2.74%
Vitamin A 1864.75IU% Vitamin C 4.01mg%
Calcium 22.78mg% Iron 0.79mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small potatoes, medium tomatoes, cumin seed, asafetida, ground turmeric, ground coriander