Aloogadde palya or aloo sabzi

Aloo sabzi is a good side dish for rotis and puris. Aloogadde palya is a kannada word for potato vegetable. A spicy vegetable cooked with boiled potatoes and spices.


  • Potatoes - 5
  • Green chillies - 4 (chopped finely)
  • Onions - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Grated ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A string of curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil - 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Boil the potatoes with sufficient water and cut the boiled potatoes into medium sized cubes and keep it aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds Allow it to splutter.

Step 3

Add asafoetida, urad dal, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Stir fry till urad dal turns golden.

Step 4

Add green chillies, grated ginger and chopped onions. Fry till onions turn light brown.

Step 5

Add potato cubes, turmeric powder, salt and little water and mix well. Mash the potatoes cubes lightly.

Step 6

Cook on a medium flame with the lid closed for 5 minutes till the potatoes get blended with the spices.

Step 7

Switch off the flame. Add lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 8

Serve hot with puris or rotis.

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