Sukha Aloo - Potatoes with Indian spices Recipe

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This is an easy to make and delicious side dish. My wife was making Salmon the other night, we had potatoes in the pantry and a bunch of spices, so I threw these together quickly. Everyone loved them! I substituted liberally, and they still came out great. Substitutions are noted in parentheses below. Enjoy!

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Servings: 4-6


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  • 5-6 Russet or other potatoes washed, striped (peeled leaving some of the skin on), and chopped in 2/3 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (I used 1 tsp mustard seeds and 3/4 tsp ground cumin)
  • Pinch of asafoetida (don't have so I left out)
  • 3/4 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mango powder (amchur) - I didn't use this
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Boil potatoes for 6-8 minutes until just softened
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or large sauce pan over medium. Add the cumin or mustard seeds (and asafoetida if you have it) and let them sizzle for 30 seconds.
  3. Add all the spices and the potatoes. Stir fry gently for 1-2 minutes. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Uncover and stir for another 60 seconds before removing to serve. (You can just stir fry without covering but they may be a little dry)


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 314g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 397  
Calories from Fat 165 42%
Total Fat 18.65g 23%
Saturated Fat 1.43g 6%
Trans Fat 0.47g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Potassium 1244mg 36%
Total Carbs 53.68g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 1.94g 1%
Protein 6.46g 10%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    Very flavorful potato side dish.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Latha Jayaprakash
      One of my favourites. But I always add amchur.
      When you prepare this next time just add amchur and see. It will give you a slight tangy taste and a real good flavour. Goes very well with breads and rice.
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
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