Growing up I remember the countless times I was invited for Navratri celebration (by that I meant went running excitedly to) at my Punjabi friends’, I would also show myself up during Vaisakhi & other festivals mainly to have the legendary Poori/Bhature with Aaloo Sabzi. Aaah, those flavors still remind me of the good ol’ times!
That said, I would show equal excitement when feasting on the yellow looking counterpart of Punjabi Aaloo, the very special & very South Indian – Poori Aaloo Masala!
My Recipe for Punjabi Aloo Poori Sabji
- Heat oil in a pan together with a tbsp Ghee. Add cumin seeds and when the cumin seeds begin to sputter add asafoetida, degi mirch, turmeric, red chili powder together with ginger paste and saute for few seconds
- Now add the pureed tomatoes (3-4) and let it cook till the oil separates. Then add the slit green chili and add salt, coriander powder and garam masala (add a tsp of kitchen king masala too if you have it) and 1tsp of Aamchur Powder
- Then time to add potatoes (250gms) crushed into big pieces with hand. Mix well
- Lastly add the saunf powder (optional) and crushed kasoori methi and 1 cup of water. Let it cook till the gravy thickens. Keep stirring to avoid gravy sticking to the pan
- Transfer it to serving bowl and garnish with handful of chopped coriander leaves
- Serve with bedmi puri, khasta kachori, puri or paratha!
PS: Poori’s food-spouse is Aloo Bhaaji, they ALWAYS go together. Check out my Poori Recipes if you’re in mood! You can also have this with Chapati/Phulkas, Kachori or Paratha
My Top Recipe Recommendations
- Aaloo Sabzi for Poori – no tomatoes used!
- Aaloo ki Sabji – Shaadi waale aaloo ji Sabji. LOVE this recipe!
- Spicy Potato gravy for Poori
My Improv & Notes
- You can use a tbsp of ghee and 2 tbsps of oil when making this recipe
- Tomatoes are optional for this gravy – but if you plan to use them, ripe tomatoes make this recipe even more delicious
- If using sour tomatoes, amchur powder can be omitted
- For a more runny or thin gravy, add more water. Tastes better when diluted
Restaurants Serving Best Punjabi Style Aaloo Sabji in Bay Area
None that I know of! Will update this section once I find a restaurant serving this.