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Aloo jhol is a dish from the Uttar Pradesh cuisine and served with pooris. Aloo poori is very popular all over India and there are many potato based curries which are made to accompany the pooris and this is one such delicious recipe.

Jhol means a thin gravy or ‘tari’ as we call in hindi. there are many variations of making this curry. The recipe I am sharing today is a one pot pressure cooker method. You can also cook everything in a pan. The other method of preparing aloo jhol is to boil the potatoes first and then add them to the gravy.

Aloo tamatar jhol with pooris makes for a nice weekend breakfast or brunch. Best is to serve this spiced curry with pooris or luchis. You can also have with chapatis or steamed rice.

How to make aloo tamatar ka jhol

1. Take 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes in a blender or mixer and make a smooth puree. Keep aside.

tomatoes for aloo jhol recipe

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds. Allow to crackle them.

cumin for aloo jhol recipe

3. Then add 1 inch ginger, crushed to a paste or finely chopped, 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves, crushed to a paste or finely chopped and 1 green chili, finely chopped. Saute till the raw aroma of garlic and ginger goes away.

ginger for aloo jhol recipe

4. Now add ¼ cup finely chopped onion.

onions for aloo jhol recipe

5. Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for aloo jhol recipe

6. Add the tomato puree. If using ready tomato puree, then add ½ cup tomato puree.

tomato puree for aloo tamatar jhol recipe

7. Stir and saute till you see oil releasing from the sides and the raw aroma of tomatoes goes away.

making aloo tamatar jhol recipe

8. Then add diced potatoes. About 2 large or 3 to 4 medium potatoes. Also add a pinch of asafoetida (optional), ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder and ½ tsp turmeric powder. ½ tsp red chili powder makes the curry a bit more spicy.

spices for aloo tamatar jhol recipe

9. Stir the potatoes very well.

making aloo tamatar jhol recipe

10. Add 1 to 1.25 cups water. Also add salt as required. Stir and pressure cook the potatoes for 2 to 3 whistles.

water for aloo tamatar jhol recipe

11. When the pressure settles down on its own, check the potatoes. After pressure cooking, simmer for a few minutes on a low to medium flame, to thicken the gravy slightly. You can also mash a few potatoes to thicken the gravy a bit.

cooking aloo tamatar jhol recipe

12. Then add ½ tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder (optional) and ½ tsp garam masala powder. Stir very well. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

making aloo tamatar jhol recipe

13. Add 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

aloo tamatar jhol recipe

14. Stir and Serve aloo tamatar jhol hot with pooris, luchi or chapatis.

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aloo tamatar jhol recipe

aloo jhol

4.87 from 15 votes
Aloo jhol is a spicy thin potato based curry from the Uttar Pradesh cuisine. Can be served with pooris, chapatis or steamed rice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Uttar Pradesh
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 inch ginger - crushed to a paste or finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves - crushed to a paste or finely chopped
  • 1 green chili - finely chopped
  • 2 medium to large tomatoes or 100 grams tomatoes or 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes or ½ cup tomato puree
  • 250 grams potatoes or 2 large or 3 to 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • salt as required

Instructions

making tomato puree

  • Take 1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes in a blender or mixer and make a smooth puree. Keep aside.

making aloo tamatar jhol

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp methi seeds. Allow to crackle them.
  • Then add 1 inch ginger, crushed to a paste or finely chopped, 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves, crushed to a paste or finely chopped and 1 green chili, finely chopped. Saute till the raw aroma of garlic and ginger goes away.
  • Now add 1/4 cup finely chopped onion.
  • Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the tomato puree. If using ready tomato puree, then add 1/2 cup tomato puree.
  • Stir and saute till you see oil releasing from the sides and the raw aroma of tomatoes goes away.
  • Then add diced potatoes. About 2 large or 3 to 4 medium potatoes. Also add a pinch of asafoetida, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. 1/2 tsp red chili powder makes bit more spicy.
  • Stir the potatoes very well. add 1 to 1.25 cups water. Also add salt. Stir and pressure cook the potatoes for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • When the pressure settles down on its own, check the potatoes. After pressure cooking, simmer for a few minutes to thicken the gravy slightly.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder (optional) and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder. Stir very well. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Lastly add 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
  • Stir and serve aloo tamatar jhol hot with pooris, luchi or chapatis.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 845mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 19.2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 3.6mg

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    1. Marina, thanks for pointing this out. i don’t know how this line came. i have corrected it.

  1. One of the first vegetarian curry recipes I found online when I was looking for simple vegetarian curries. It turned out great, thanks to your clear instructions. The Jhol goes really well with puris or rice and stir fried vegetables.5 stars

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