Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato with Spicy Tomato Gravy)

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato with Spicy Tomato Gravy)

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabji (Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Gravy)

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabji or Potatoes with spicy tomato gravy is a classic combination and a popular North Indian dish. Aloo Tamatar, is flavorful and delicious and the best part is that it goes well with all different kinds of bread and rice.
4.88 from 8 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 3 medium-sized potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 1 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 3 tsp coriander powder dhania
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water approx. 2 cups
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro dhania
  • 1 pieces green chili seeded and cut into small , optional


  • Break the potatoes by hand in bite size pieces and roughly mash them, this should make about 3 cups.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Oil should be moderately hot, when you add the cumin seeds they should crack right of way. Add cumin seeds, and asafetida, as cumin seeds crack add the tomatoes.
  • Cook the tomatoes until they are soft and mushy. Add the other spices coriander powder, turmeric, chili powder and ginger, stir fry until tomato start separating from oil. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and salt mix them well with spices, add water, as potatoes come to boil cover the pan and lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about ten minutes.
  • Mix the potatoes and mash some potatoes as mixing the potatoes, this will thickness to gravy. Adjust the water in gravy to your liking; gravy will thicken as it will cool.
  • Add garam masala and cilantro, and green chilies this is optional. Mix it well turn off the heat and cover the pan.


Aloo Tamatar Sabji is ready. Serve this with Paratha, Purie, Plain Rice, or you choice of bread.
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29 thoughts on “Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato with Spicy Tomato Gravy)

  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and I was delicious! I followed the recipe to the T – the quantities are spot on, and your instructions are very easy to follow. We were amazed by how flavoursome it was, especially without onions or garlic! This is going to become a regular dinner, and I can’t wait to cook it for friends. Thank you for sharing ❤️

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Manjula, I made the Aloo Ṭamaṭar sabji today and its really come out well. However, I had to cook the potatoes for 30 mins in the pan to make it soft although I had boiled it initially. Thanks to your wonderful recipe. I will try more of your recipes shortly 🙂

  3. Thanks Majula, just whipped this up and it was great! Thanks for your recipe, clear instructions, and really foolproof video! All the best from Manchester, UK!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and it was amazing! My husband says he could eat it every week and we had leftovers for lunch which were even tastier!

  5. 4 stars
    I just made this recipe and converted it for an electric pressure cooker. Besides cutting back a tad on the water, I also had to cube the potatoes, because of course, they went in raw, not cooked. Worked like a charm, and very tasty.

    Can you suggest a second dish to complement this one that I could serve along side it and the rice?

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