Monday, June 4, 2018

Aloo Palda | Himachali Potato curry in Yogurt gravy

Aloo Palda is a potato curry in yogurt based gravy. This dish is from mountainous region of Himachal Pradesh. This curry is low in spice with subtle flavors. Relish this with steamed rice.

1. Potato/Aloo - 2 medium sized
2. Yogurt/ Curd- 1.5 cup
3. Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
4, Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
5. Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon or as per your spice level
6. Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
7. Cardamom - 1
8. Cloves - 3
9. Cinnamon stick - 1' piece
10. Ghee - 1 tablespoon
11. Salt to taste
12. Coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Wash and cut potatoes in cubes.

2. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in thick bottomed vessel and splutter cumin seeds.

3. Add cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom and saute for a minute.

4. Add potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Give it a good mix and cook and cover until potatoes turn soft.

5. Once the potatoes are well done, lower the flame and add whisked curd. Stir continuously to avoid curdling. Cook for 5 more minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Linking this recipe to "Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge", event. For the month of May, the theme is to make Himachali cuisine. I am paired up with Aruna Panangipally who gave me cumin and yogurt as my secret ingredients, and I chose these ingredients to make Aloo Palda. Do visit Aruna's blog to look for delicious recipe. Aruna blog's at "Aharam".


  1. The Aloo Palda looks amazing! I would love to try this out with some hot rotis. :)

  2. Aloo palda looks super tempting. Bookmarking it to try later 😊

  3. Potatoes in a yoghurt gravy sounds and looks really delicious. Loved it.

  4. I made a similar aloo palda to go with the bhature and loved it. Such a flavorful and easy curry to make.

  5. Aloo palda looks so easy and it must taste so yum !! Awesome quick share dear :)

  6. Aloo palda looks simply irresistible, sounds like a prefect pair rotis. Lovely side dish there.

  7. Even I prepared the same and can feel the taste of it.. yummmy!

  8. You made great use of your secret ingredients, Anu! The Alu Palda looks so creamy and must be a delight with rotis on the side. :)

  9. I also made Aloo Palda for this challenge and everyone loved it in my family. Loved your version !

  10. I also made Aloo Palda for this challenge and everyone loved it in my family. Loved your version !

  11. Such a delicious way to eat potato. I must try it.

  12. Potato in yogurt gravy is my favorite, your version looks delicious.

  13. A typical Himachali Menu consists of 5,7 or 9 famous dishes in himachal pradesh .The Menus served in lower parts of Himachal are different from the ones served in the higher tracts.Meat is usually avoided in traditional Himachali dhams.