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Pahari Aloo Palda – Potatoes Simmered in Yogurt Gravy in a Plate
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Pahari Aloo Palda – Potatoes Simmered in Yogurt Gravy

Pahari Aloo Palda is a creamy potato subzi simmered in yogurt gravy. This is a very simple and quick recipe to make and pairs well with Roti or poori.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dinner, Lunch Recipes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 158kcal


  • pan
  • Pressure Cooker
  • bowl
  • spatula


  • 3 lage Potatoes Peeled and chopped lengthwise, like for French fries
  • 1 l large Onion Thinly sliced
  • 2 Green chilies Thinly sliced
  • 3 cups Yogurt Whisked with 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon Oil / ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 6 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafetida
  • 2 tablespoon Raw Rice Soaked in 4 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dhania powder /Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • to taste Salt
  • to garnish Cilantro


  • Soak the rice in 4 tablespoon water for about 10 minutes and then grind it along with the cardamom into a smooth paste. Mix this paste with the yogurt and whisk it well together and keep aside.
  • In a pan, add the oil and/or ghee. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and asafetida and fry for a minute until they turn aromatic.
  • Now add the sliced onions and the green chilies and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the chopped potatoes along with the dry powder spices (Garam masala, turmeric powder, dhania powder) and salt. Mix well.
  • Let the potatoes cook in medium flame until they are soft. Add a little water, if needed to cook the potatoes and make sure you cook them covered. This way they cook faster.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, lower the flame and add the whisked yogurt-rice mixture. Keep stirring and bring the mixture to a boil in low to medium flame. Do not increase the flame, otherwise the yogurt might curdle. Once the mixture comes to a light boil, immediately turn off the flame and garnish with cilantro.
  • ServePahari Aloo Palda warm with parathas or rice! When reheating the subzi, make sure you do so in very low flame.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg