Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry) | How to make Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry)

By Amrita Iyer  |  27th Feb 2018  |  
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Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry)by Amrita Iyer
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About Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry) Recipe

Aloo Palda is one of the main cuisines of Himachal Pradesh!It is a Potato curry with butter soft and tasty Potatoes swimming in a delicious Yogurt gravy.The curry has the warmth of spices like Cinnamon,Cardamom and Cloves and is a must for the bitterly cold and harsh winters!This is had with Poori,Phulka or Roti!I must warn you – this disappears fast!So make more than the exact quantity..:)!

Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry)

Ingredients to make Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry)

  • For the Palda :
  • 6 medium potatoes – washed,peeled and chopped into fingers (as for fries)
  • 2 onions – sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander Powder (dhania)
  • 1 large Green chilli – chopped into 3 parts
  • 1 tbsp coriander Leaves – finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • For the Palda masala :
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 4 cloves/1 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 stick cinnamon/1 tsp cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Green cardamoms/1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to make Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry)

  1. Dry grind the Palda Masala in a Coffee/Spice grinder to a fine powder.Mix the rice flour with the Yogurt and mix well.Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp Oil in a pan and add the Potato fingers.Cover the pan and let the Potatoes cook till half done.This would take 5 – 7 minutes.Take off heat and empty them into a bowl.
  3. In the same pan add the other tbsp of oil and add the Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida.After the seeds turn brown,add the Onions and fry till translucent.
  4. Then add the prepared and powdered Palda Masala and mix well.Fry on low heat for 2 – 3 minutes till the Masala is fried and emits a delicious aroma.Add the chopped Green Chilli and 1 tsp of the Coriander Leaves.
  5. Add the half fried Potatoes and mix well.Cook for a minute and add the Turmeric and Coriander powders and salt to taste.Mix gently into the Potatoes and now stir in the Yogurt-rice flour mixture.
  6. Stir gently to amalgamate everything and let the liquid come to a boil.Reduce heat and cook for 5 – 7 more minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Ladle into a bowl and garnish with the rest of the chopped Coriander Leaves!Serve with hot Roti,Phulka or Poori!

Reviews for Aloo Palda (A Himachali Potato Curry) (1)

Kanak Patel9 months ago

Amazing recipe dear
Amrita Iyer
9 months ago
Thanks so much Kanak Patel:blush: