Aloo Dahi/Potato in Tangy Yogurt Curry

Aloo Dahi / Potato in Tangy Yogurt Curry

A perfect combination of creamy potato and tangy and spicy yogurt curry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.
Servings 4


  • 2 Cups Boiled, peeled, and cubed potato
  • 1/2 Cup Thick Plain Yogurt (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

For Tempering

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (optional)

For Garnish

  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Leaves

Staple Ingredient

  • Salt, according to taste


  • Take a pan.
  • Heat it and add oil to it. When it's hot enough, add cumin seeds and bay leaves to it.
  • Let it crackle for 1 minute.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add boiled and cubed potato to it. Fry on medium/low flame till they look pinkish brown.
  • Now take a bowl. Add yogurt in it.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and asafoetida to it.
  • Add one and a half cup of water to it and whisk it nicely to make a lump free yogurt-spice liquid mixture.
  • Your yogurt liquid is ready to be used.
  • Pour this yogurt and spice water over the potato in the pan. Keep the flame on low/medium.
  • Stir it continuously, otherwise your yogurt will curdle. After it starts boiling, you can stop stirring. Let it boil on medium flame till it has reached your liking in consistency.
  • Add salt to it and stir it once again.(Never add salt before final step in any yogurt based Curry ,your Yogurt will curdle.)
  • Remove it into a serving bowl and prepare for tempering.

How to do Tempering

  • Take a tempering pan and add one tbsp of clarified butter/ghee to it.
  • When it's hot enough, add cumin seeds, dry chilli(break it into two parts), and red chilli powder.
  • Pour this tempering over the Aaloo Dahi Curry.
  • Serve with roti, paratha, poori, or rice.
  • Enjoy.

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