Aloo Tamatar aloo jhol recipe

Aloo Tamatar Rasewala also known as Aloo Jhol in Uttarakhand (India) is a delicious  North Indian dish of Boiled potatoes cooked in curry of tomatoes and spices. Aloo Tamatar, Aloo curry is a common household dish that goes well with Pooris, chapatis for breakfast and can also be served with Rice and curd for lunch. Aloo Tamatar Rasewala is most relished by kids.


  • 4-5 Potatoes medium (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 Onion large (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes medium (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (Haldi) powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander (Dhaniya) powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Degi Mirch powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil/ ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 Green chili (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 cups water/ as required

How to make Aloo Tamatar Rasewale/ Aloo Jhol / Aloo Curry/ Potato Curry

  1. Take boiled and peeled potatoes in a plate and roughly mash them. Don’t make paste, make into pieces.
  2. Take a pan and heat oil over medium flame.
  3. Add chopped onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Now add chopped garlic followed by ginger and saute till they become golden.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and add all spices turmeric, degi mirch and coriander powder and salt. Mix well and saute till tomatoes become soft.
  6. Now add potatoes and mix well. Cover the pan with lid and let it cook for 2 minutes over medium flame.
  7. Add water to get required consistency and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes with covered pan. Keep stirring intermittently.
  8. When cooked switch off the burner and add chopped coriander leaves and cover the pan and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve Aloo Tamatar Rasewale/ Aloo Jhol / Aloo Curry/ Potato Curry with chapatis, pooris, paranthas or rice.

Recipe Notes:

  • Some people prefer to cut boiled potatoes into cubes but mashing makes Aloo Tamatar curry more tasty with good texture.
  • You can add some Kasuri methi while cooking spices. This adds on the taste of Aloo Tamatar Curry.
  • Aloo Tamatar Curry/ Aloo Jhol goes well with Pooris (Indian Puffed fried bread) and steamed rice.
  • Aloo Tamatar Curry with Poori makes a good breakfast option.