Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana)

Moghlai Aloo (  Desi Khana)

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Moghlai aloo is a popular preparation of deep-fried or marinated baby potatoes in a spicy, creamy base. Moghlai cooking is known for its richness and elaborate masalas, and that is true of this recipe also. Like most moghlai recipes, here too the onions, poppy seeds and fresh cream play essential roles.

Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana) recipe - How to make Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 1/4 cups boiled and peeled baby potatoes , cut into halves vertically
1/2 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi)
salt to taste
3 tbsp ghee
3/4 cup grated onions
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp sugar

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Poppy Seed Paste
3 tbsp powdered poppy seeds (khus-khus)
25 mm (1”) piece ginger (adrak)
3 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
2 tbsp water

To Be Mixed Into A Masala Paste
2 tbsp water
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder

For Serving
puris / parathas / naan

  1. Combine the curds, poppy seed paste and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the potatoes, mix lightly and keep aside to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai, add the onions, cloves and cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared masala paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the marinated potatoes and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 more minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cream, salt and sugar, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot with puris, parathas or naans.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy208 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat13.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A187.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C12.6 mg
Folic Acid12.9 mcg
Calcium74.1 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium14.6 mg
Potassium201 mg
Zinc0.4 mg
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Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana)
 on 12 Nov 18 08:17 PM

I have tried this moghlai potato Sabji umty number of times and it has always been a hit at home and in parties!!!!
Tarla Dalal
14 Nov 18 09:35 AM
   Hi Ashwini, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana)
 on 18 Jun 16 06:35 PM

Awesome one of our family favorite
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 16 08:53 AM
   Hi Shobana, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana)
 on 14 Mar 15 02:23 PM

Yummy baby potatoes, loved the tangy taste, the flavour of the spice is so well infused its just perfect, tastes very good with naan.