It is interesting to wonder how India ever managed without potatoes. Did you know that it was until 16th century that we, Indians, got to know about this tuber from the Portuguese traders. Mughals were one of the first kingdoms to warm up to this interesting vegetable that could be used in variety of curries and pulao. Till date, we cannot think of a vegetable that has come quite as close in terms of versatility. North Indian households know exactly how to make the most of this tuber.
Here are 7 of our most favourite aloo recipes from North.
1. Aloo Chaat
Delhi's special street food that could tug at your heartstrings with the very first bite. Fried potatoes intermixed with rich spices, this iconic recipe is bound to impress every potato lover out there. Click here for the recipe.
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2. Aloo Rasedar
Juicy and replete with flavours, this fiery aloo curry is fit for every occasion. Mashed potatoes in a medley of spices, this is one dish that even your little fussy-eaters won't mind. Click here for the recipe.
3. Aloo Wadiyan
Wadiyan are sundried urad dal nuggets. Fried wadiyan come together with boiled potatoes in a rich curry to make this stellar dish. Pair it with rice or bhakri for best experience. Click here for the recipe.
4. Aloo Ki Kadhi
This vrat-special delicacy hailing from Uttar Pradesh is one of the classic you must try of you fancy light and sattvik food. This flavourful curry is made with stewed potatoes, curd, buckwheat and mild spices. A must-try. Click here for the recipe.
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5. Bedmi Puri With Raseele Aloo
This is an ideal Sunday breakfast for thousands of North Indians. Delicious and grainy puris made with combination of atta and sooji, stuffed with a spicy urad dal mixture is famously paired with a luscious aloo curry. Click here for the recipe.
6. Aloo Paratha
Hot, crispy parathas topped with fresh blob of butter. Aloo parathas are one of Punjabi cuisine's crown jewels. All you need to do is make a soft dough, stuff it with a spicy potato mixture, roll it out and roast on tawa. Serve hot with achaar or raita. Click here for the recipe.
7. Benarasi Dum Aloo
Smoky potatoes tossed in a rich tomato-based gravy. This dum aloo recipe uses baby potatoes that are sautéed with choice herbs and spices before they are mixed with gravy, promising a flavourful treat inside out. Click here for recipe.
8. Aloo Palda
This Pahari comfort food made with the creamy goodness of yogurt and warm punch of cloves and cinnamon, could help you transport to the serene hillside in a matter of minutes. Pair this soothing gravy with rice and savour. Click here for the recipe.
9. Aloo Ki Tikki
This street food sensation from Delhi has captured the fancy of foodies from across India. A thick, fried, crispy potato patty, stuffed with chickpea mixture, served with heaps of yogurt, chutney and chaat masala. Can't say no to this! Click here for the recipe.
Now, what are you waiting for? Try these recipes and let us know your favourites soon in the comments section below.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.