mathura ke dubki wale aloo

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Mathura ke dubki wale aloo recipe with step by step photos – a thin spiced and tasty curry made with potatoes and famous in Mathura – one of the holy cities in the northern part of India, in Uttar Pradesh. A vegan recipe.

mathura ke aloo recipe

I have been both to mathura and vrindavan. While mathura is associated with the birth of Bhagwan Krishna. In Vrindavan Bhagwan Krishna spent his childhood. When we visited there, we did not have the specialties of these places. Not even dubki wale aloo or aloo sabzi as its known. It was a short visit to these places and we would have our food at the iskcon temple hotel’s restaurant.

This mathura ke aloo recipe is so easy to make and you just need some spices and potatoes. The curry is thin and no onions, tomatoes or garlic are used. The addition of the spices give a lot of flavor and taste to the curry. Mathura ke dubki wale aloo is best had with pooris or luchi or kachori.

In mathura this aloo curry is served With khasta khachori (flaky fried bread stuffed with spiced black gram filling) along with jalebi. I had seen this recipe in a cookbook – “cuisine – food heritage of India” by Vimla Patil. I had purchased this book in my college years and never went about to make this recipe. The name of the recipe itself caught my attention then. Well this book has some good regional Indian recipes.

So for the first time, I made this recipe adapting to suits our tastes from this cookbook. The result was damn good spiced potato curry which went very well with the luchi I had made.

The combination of potatoes and pooris is a favorite at home. so no wonder, all the luchis and the potato curry got over in no time. This recipe is particularly good, as apart from green chilies, you don’t need to chop anything. Saves time and makes for a wholesome weekend breakfast.

How to make mathura ke dubki wale aloo

1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

spices and herbs for the recipe on plates

2. Boil 600 to 650 grams potatoes till they are very well cooked and can be easily mashed.

Boil 600 to 650 grams potatoes

3. Peel and lightly mash the potatoes. Keep aside.

Peel and lightly mash the potatoes

4. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Crackle 1 teaspoon cumin seeds first.

crackle cumin in oil

5. Then add 2 to 3 chopped green chilies.

add 2 to 3 chopped green chilies

6. Stir for a few seconds.

stir

7. I have used 1 inch chopped ginger, so adding them now. But if you are using dry ginger powder (sanuth) then add them along with other spice powders later on in the recipe.

add 1 inch chopped ginger

8. Saute for few seconds till the raw smell of ginger disappears.

saute ginger

9. Switch off the flame and add these spice powders one by one – 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing) and 1 teaspoon garam masala powder. If you have not added chopped ginger in the previous step then add 1 teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth) now.

add spice powder

10. Stir and keep the pan on fire again.

stir

11. Add the mashed potatoes.

add mashed potatoes

12. Stir well.

stir

13. Pour 3 cups water.

add 3 cups water

14. Mix well.

mix well

15. Add 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) and salt as required

Add 1 teaspoon dry mango powder and salt

16. Stir very well.

stir

17. Let the curry simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the flavors from the spices have blended well in the curry.

simmer the curry for 10 to 12 minutes

18. The potatoes will also help to thicken the curry a bit.

simmer the curry

19. Check the taste and add more of the red chili powder or dry mango powder or salt if required.

check the taste of curry

20. Add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Add the coriander leaves

21. Stir and keep covered for a few minutes.

Stir and keep covered for a few minutes

22. Serve Mathura ke dubki wale aloo with pooris, luchis or kachoris.

mathura ke dubki wale aloo recipe
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mathura ke dubki wale aloo recipe

mathura ke dubki wale aloo

4.77 from 17 votes
Mathura ke dubki wale aloo is a spiced, thin potato curry flavored only with spices. No onion no garlic recipe and a specialty from mathura. Best had with khasta kachoris, pooris or luchi.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Main Course

Servings 6 to 7
Units

Ingredients

  • 600 to 650 grams potatoes (aloo)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger powder or 1 inch ginger finely chopped * check notes
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch * check notes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required

Instructions

boiling potatoes

  • Boil the potatoes till they are very well cooked and can be easily mashed.
  • Peel and lightly mash the potatoes. Keep aside.

making mathura ke dubki wale aloo

  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle the cumin first.
  • Add the green chilies and stir for a few seconds.
  • Switch off the flame and add all the spice powders one by one - turmeric, asafoetida, kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala powder and dry ginger powder.
  • Stir and keep the pan on fire again.
  • Add the mashed potatoes and stir well. Pour 3 cups water. Add the dry mango powder and salt.
  • Stir very well and let the curry simmer for 10 to 12 mins till all the flavors from the spices have well blended in the curry.
  • The potatoes will also help to thicken the curry a bit.
  • Check the taste and add more of the red chili powder or dry mango powder or salt if required.
  • Add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Stir and keep covered for a few minutes.
  • Serve mathura ke dubki wale aloo with pooris, luchis or kachoris.

Notes

* if adding ginger, then add with green chilies and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger goes away.
* if using any other red chili powder, then depending on the hotness of the red chili powder, reduce the quantity to ½ teaspoon or ¼ teaspoon.
*the recipe can also be halved if making for 2 to 3 people.

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52 Comments

  1. HI!! Need urgnt help..i made this aloo..it has turned out well except it had too much of hing in it..what can i do to reduce it..i have already tried squeezing lemon but not much help..plz can u let me know as my guest are about to come..

  2. U are awesome and all your recipes r just perfect. Thanks for such Reciepes.

  3. Made dis recipe today with urad dal ki poori…came out too good.my husband just loved it. Thanks

  4. Hey i have been following your recipes for quite a while
    N whenever tried they come out to be absolutely delicious and authentic.
    The best page for veg recipes 🙂

  5. What an easy way to soul satisfying food. I got inspired to make some methi puri to go with it. And voila !!! I am super chef thanks to you again.

  6. Loved this recipe. I tried this and everyone at home loved it. It’s a simple preparation but also tasty.

  7. This is fantastic, made both curry and poori and they are spot on. Perfect food for and little sunday worship. Thanks for this! Hari Ram 🙂5 stars

  8. Followed the recipe to the T and it turned out Fab !! I did add little rock salt.. and it was a hit on my holi dinner 🙂 Thank You !! Oh Happy holi to U too 🙂5 stars

  9. Hi Dassana,

    Recipe was perfect.. My husband is not a potato fan but I am, I made this and he liked it and asked for a second serve … I just added little black salt and in end roasted crushed kasuri methi… Just little and the flavor was delicious

  10. The receipes Of yours is great, can i get mail from vegrecepies related to festivals

    1. thanks karamdeep. i am afraid, we are soon stopping the weekly recipes email service.

  11. I am a regular visitor as your website.. even though, i don’t comment much, but i love all your recipes, have tried many of them. Absolutely great it when it is explained with pictures. Recipes…Simple yet Tasty, perfect for a simple vegetable lover like me and my family is happy to try them, infact they love it. Thanks, keep the recipes coming! 🙂

    1. thanks for commenting sama. it helps. also thanks for your positive feedback.

  12. I made this with a little bit of modifications and it was just wonderful! I added chana dal along with the potatoes since my family likes their sabji thick. I upped the quantity of spices,esp hing and added the puree of a tomato. This tasted very very familiar and yet exotic!5 stars

    1. thanks sue. chana dal would have thickened the curry. i am sure even with chana dal and the rest of the variations, the sabji was great.

  13. Hello dassana first of all I wud like to congratulate u on such a great website. .ur recipes are very delicious. Made tbis aloo for my kids today they really loved it…Thanks for sharing with us such delicious recipe’s
    Loves and luck
    Divya.5 stars

    1. welcome divya and big thanks for this positive feedback on website and recipes.

  14. The mathura wale aloo turned out delicious. It is so easy to cook that one cannot possibly go wrong with it.

    Thanks a ton for sharing4 stars

  15. Hi Dassana , I m a regular at ur site…this dish is absolutely yummm..have tried many of ur dishes which were also a success..thank u…4 stars

  16. Sunday is my turn to make something in kitchen. Today tried this recipe n it turned out to b really awesome. Everyone loved it….

  17. Hey !! The recipe is very good. But pardon me for adding this.. The sabji is eaten with urad dal ki kachori. and then it tastes just awesome. I was born in mathura and this is a regular recipe in my mom’s kitchen

    1. i know shivanshi. even i have had the same combo 🙂 khasta kachori is urad dal kachori. at least thats what i meant in the post. i did not meant the kachoris made with aloo, matar or moong dal.

  18. Awesome recipe ,I tried it…it is so yummy,my hubby too liked it…plz share some more such recipe of local delicacy of other parts of India

    1. nidhi, i don’t know how to type hindi from the laptop. if any doubt in understanding then let me know and i will reply.

    2. Nidhi, use Google translate and copy paste your text into it and it will give the transalation in Dev Nagari. I would not want some one to miss out on such Yummy food. Hope this helps5 stars

      1. thanks a lot aparna for your suggestion. yes it will work and definitely help.

    1. there is no secret meera 🙂 the dough has to be kneaded well and the pooris have to be fried well. these are luchi or pooris made from maida.

  19. Dassana, all your recipes are amazing. I refer to them on a daily basis. I know a little planning is required as some of these recipes require prep work the night before. Could you share a post on making a weekly meal plan based on your recipes? Are you able to share your personal meal plan?

    1. thanks parinder. i know some planning is required. usually i plan the menu a day or two before depending on what veggies i have in the fridge. i don’t do a weekly plan. lets see if i can get the time to write a post of a meal plan or menu. thanks for the suggestion.

  20. Puffy pooris with spicy aloo, what more could we ask… nice recipe Dassana!5 stars