Aloo Katli
Aloo Katli
5 from 12 votes
Indulge in the magic of Indian cuisine with the irresistible Aloo Katli. A sizzling blend of crispy potatoes and exotic spices, this dish is a flavourful carnival in your mouth. Explore the traditional, yet innovative delicacy that appeals to foodies around the globe.
Aloo Katli

Aloo Katli, a delightful potato dish, hails from the heart of Indian cuisine, bringing together the earthy flavors of potatoes with a blend of aromatic spices.

Originating from the diverse culinary landscape of India, this recipe offers a savory experience that’s both comforting and rich in taste.

Despite its exotic name, Aloo Katli is surprisingly easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

Expert Tip: To save time, you can use pre-cooked or leftover potatoes instead of frying them from scratch. Simply sauté them with the spices for a quick and easy version of Aloo Katli.


Potatoes: Potatoes provide a hearty base and absorb the flavors of the spices beautifully. They offer a comforting texture and a mild sweetness to balance out the spices.

Oil: Used for frying the potatoes and sautéing the spices, oil adds richness and helps achieve a crispy exterior on the potatoes.

Cumin Seeds: These tiny seeds bring a warm, earthy flavor to the dish and enhance its aromatic profile.

Garlic Cloves: Garlic infuses the dish with its pungent aroma and adds depth of flavor.

Crushed Chillies: Adding a hint of heat, crushed chillies provide a spicy kick to the dish, balancing out the other flavors.

Tomato Ketchup: Offering a tangy sweetness, tomato ketchup acts as a flavor enhancer and helps bind the spices to the potatoes.

Salt: Essential for seasoning, salt brings out the flavors of the ingredients and balances the dish.

Chilli Powder: Intensifying the heat, chilli powder adds warmth and depth to the overall flavor profile.

Turmeric Powder: Known for its vibrant color and subtle flavor, turmeric powder adds a golden hue and a hint of earthiness.

Black Pepper: Adding a bold, peppery flavor, black pepper complements the other spices and adds complexity to the dish.

Dried Fenugreek Leaves: Also known as Methi, these leaves impart a unique, slightly bitter flavor and aroma, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves lend a bright, herbaceous note to the dish, adding freshness and color.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spices and herbs to customize the flavor profile of Aloo Katli according to your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

  • Mint Chutney: Serve Aloo Katli with a side of refreshing mint chutney for a burst of coolness that complements the spicy flavors of the dish.
  • Naan or Roti: Enjoy Aloo Katli with freshly baked naan or roti, their soft texture and mild flavor providing the perfect contrast to the bold spices of the dish.
  • Yogurt Raita: Cool down the heat of Aloo Katli with a dollop of creamy yogurt raita, infused with cucumber, mint, and spices for a refreshing twist.

Expert Tip: For extra crispiness, soak the potato slices in cold water for about 30 minutes before frying to remove excess starch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any variety of potatoes, but make sure they are suitable for frying and have a similar texture to achieve the desired results.

Is Aloo Katli spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted according to your preference by varying the amount of chilli powder and crushed chillies used in the recipe.

Can I make Aloo Katli ahead of time?

While Aloo Katli is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the potatoes in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Finish cooking and seasoning them just before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Can I freeze Aloo Katli?

It’s not recommended to freeze Aloo Katli as the texture of the potatoes may become mushy upon thawing.

Is Aloo Katli suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, Aloo Katli is a vegetarian dish made with potatoes and a blend of spices, making it suitable for vegetarians.

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Aloo Katli

Aloo Katli

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in the magic of Indian cuisine with the irresistible Aloo Katli. A sizzling blend of crispy potatoes and exotic spices, this dish is a flavourful carnival in your mouth.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 286 kcal


  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves Methi
  • Coriander Handful


  • Whilst heating up a deep pot of oil cut the potatoes into thick chunks
  • Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes then fry on medium heat for 6-8 minutes until lightly browned
  • Once the potatoes are crispy and lightly browned, remove from the pan and set aside
  • In a frying pan heat up the oil until hot then add the cumin seeds, finely chopped garlic, and crushed chillies then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the fried potatoes pieces and give a stir before adding the powdered spices and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Add the tomato ketchup and mix until the potato slices are fully covered
  • Add the dried fenugreek leaves and coriander then cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Serve with a side of mint chutney and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 752mgPotassium: 1174mgFibre: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 529IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 3mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Aloo, Food, Kids Snacks, Potato, Recipe, Snack
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