Dahi ke aloo ki sabzi–Potato and yogurt soup/Potatoes cooked in a creamy and tangy yogurt sauce
Dahi ke Aloo/Dahi waale Aloo/Dahi Aloo is a popular curry in North India. Boiled and mashed potatoes are cooked in a creamy and tangy yogurt sauce with basic spices.
It is a very simple and easy to cook dish as very few spices are needed to make this delicious curry. Dahi ke Aloo can be served with Rotis and Parathas, but in Uttar Pradesh it is usually served with Methi Bajra Poori, Kachori or Bedvi Pooris.
You can also serve this as a fasting food/vrat ka khana, in which case you may substitute chili powder with black pepper powder if you avoid eating chili powder during fasting.
You may also serve this with these crisp poori’s-
- Kuttu poori,
- Rajgiri Poori
- Bedmi poori
- Kachchi Haldi Ki sabzi
- Makki Aloo Paratha
- Mooli Gajar ka Achar
- Gatte ki sabzi ,
- Ker sangri ki sabzi
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Dahi Ki Aloo Ki Sabzi
- 4 medium Potatoes / Aloo Boiled
- 1 cup Yogurt/ Dahi
- 4 Green chilies/Hari Mirch
- 1 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder/ Dhaniya Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric/ Haldi
- 1/2 tsp Ginger / Adrak Grated
- To Taste Salt / Namak
- 3 tsp Cooking Oil
- 4 Dried whole red chilies
- 1 tsp Cumin/ Jeera
- 1/3 tsp Mustard Seeds/ Rai
- 1/4 tsp Fennel seed/ Saunf
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
- Take boiled and peeled potatoes in a bowl and roughly mash them(don’t make a paste )
- Heat oil (or use half ghee and half oil if you wish) in a pan.
- Add the tempering ingredients ,when seeds start crackling ,add slit green chilies and saute for a few seconds.
- Remove the pan from the flame and add all the powdered spices(turmeric,chili powder,coriander powder)
- Immediately add beaten yogurt and stir once.(see the tips)
- Put the pan on the gas and add boiled potatoes and ginger and mix.
- Add water (depends on how thick curry you prefer)
- Now add salt and let it boil on medium flame .Keep stirring till it start boiling to avoid curdling.
- Cook for approx 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
- When it starts to thicken then add chopped fresh coriander and switch off the flame
- Serve hot with poori, paratha or any bread of your choice.
- To avoid curdling of yogurt in the curry-use chilled yogurt and beat it well ,remove the pan from the flame while adding the curd,keep stirring the curry while cooking for approx 2-3 minutes or till it start boiling after adding the curd.
- You may also add 1 tsp gram flour/besan or refined flour/maida in the yogurt to avoid curdling.
- Add a piece of mango pickle at step -9 for a tangy achari flavour.
- You can make the curry with either fresh or slightly sour curd,depending on your choice and can add 1/2 to 1 tsp of lemon juice if using fresh yogurt.
- Boiled and refrigerated cold potatoes give best result. I always boil the potatoes and keep refrigerated for some time before making dahi waley aloo.
Anjana Chaturvedi says
thank you !
Anjana ji… what is that green bhindi-like vegetable in this image? Is it in your recipes? Looks like a nice accompaniment with dahi aloo… Hope you reply soon as I am planning to make this aloo today 🙂
Meera -yes it is a simple bhindi fry in the image.I have the recipe in my blog but here I sliced the bhindi instead of chopping in roundels
Hello, Anjana ji,
thanks for sharing this reciepe, it was delicious, I never cooked before marriage. your recipes are delicious, I enjoy authentic U.P. cuisines 🙂
Thank you Neha 🙂
lavanga latika dd says
just made this and it turned out good, nice combination of spices, easy to make, i just escaped the curdling, and offered to lord krishna with your tomato puri recipe and together they were divine. thanks for the lovely recipes.
Sadaf Afshan says
Love this simple recipe.
Super inviting curry, looks so yummy and creamy.
Shama Nagarajan says
Veena Theagarajan says
So yumm.. Love the texture of the gravy so creamy
Looks so yum.. Wish you could hand me those pooris & the dahi ke aloo 🙂
Wer SAHM says
dahi aloo looks very appetizing….well explained
Sona S says
Curry looks delicious and mouthwatering.
Divya Pramil says
Creamilicious curry, looks so delectable, must be perfect with those pooris 🙂
Delicious Potato Curry.. Looks wonderful!! Love the presentation..
Curry looks delicious!
Sanoli Ghosh says
Dahi aloo looks very delicious. Perfect for rotis.
Hamaree Rasoi says
Dahi with aloo looks simply delicious and inviting.
Curry cooks perfect , loved the addition of curd.