Dry potato masala without onions is easy to make and makes a great side dish with rice for lunch or dinner. You can also enjoy this with dosa, chapathi, poori etc as well.
Potato recipes with Indian spices are so popular in India and you can find many kinds of potato recipes (both dry and with gravy) which are often made with spices and sometimes a combination of other veggies too.
This dry potato masala is a most easy and simple way to prepare delicious Indian style dry potatoes.
In North India, potato masala is popularly known as aloo masala (and sukha masala aloo for dry potato masala) and in South India, potato masala is popularly known as urulaikizhangu masala where urulaikizhangu means potato.
I have more varieties of potato masala recipes in this blog, see them below:
- Easy potato masala with gravy
- Potato masala for rice with onions (with very little or no gravy)
- Kerala style potato masala with coconut milk & cashews (potao kootu curry with little gravy)
- Easy potato masala curry for chapathi (made in pressure cooker)
Dry potato masala can be made with onions too which is very delicious as well, but this recipe for dry potato masal without onions is more easy and quick to make as you don’t have to cut and saute the onions to prepare this dish.
Potatoes can be enjoyed in many number of ways and most of the potato recipes are loved by most of us.
Dry potato/aloo masala is popular in India and as I mentioned above, usually this is eaten as a side dish to rice or the Indian breads like chapathis.
It is easy to prepare too, if you have already done the peeling and cutting of potatoes.
To me, the difficult tasks were peeling and cutting the vegetables, especially the ones like potatoes, which can be easily done now using this potato peeler, and the rest of the job is much easier.
In this recipe of dry potato masala, you slightly fry the potato cubes, then cook them covered and then add the spices.
You have to add little water after frying the potatoes, so that the fried potatoes get cooked and become soft, but after adding the spices you just keep the pan open so that the remaining water gets evaporated and you get the cooked potatoes mixed with spices without any gravy.
Potato masala is really delicious and you can choose the spices you want to add. In South India, the spices that we use commonly are turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala. But its your choice, feel free to try the recipe with whatever spices you like.
I believe that adding spices like thyme or black pepper would really go well too.
So here is how you can make easy and quick dry potato masala following this recipe for dry potato masala without onions.
Simple Dry Potato Masala Recipe Below
Dry Potato Masala Simple & Easy Recipe With Indian Spices
- 6 medium sized potatoes
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
- 2 tablespoons coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 4 tablespoons oil or take enough to shallow fry the potato cubes
- salt adjust to taste
- Wash the potatoes, peel them and cut into similar sized cubes.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the potato cubes.
- Cook in low to medium flame for about 6 to 7 minutes so that the potatoes gets crispy on one side, just make sure you watch the potatoes so as to avoid burning.
- When one side of the potato cubes are fried, you can gently flip them using a spatula. If the potato cubes are sticking to the pan, it needs more time to get fried.
- Once you flipped the potatoes, let it get fried on the other side too, this takes about 4 to 5 minutes.
- The potato cubes are fried enough when they are slightly crispy on sides, and they don't stick to the pan.
- Now add about ½ cup of water and also salt to the potatoes.
- When the water starts boiling, turn the stove to low and then cover the pan and cook the potatoes for about 8 to 10 minutes.
- After 8 minutes, open the pan, gently mix the potatoes and add the spices - turmeric, red chili, coriander powder and the masala.
- Mix everything well and let it get slightly cooked in the open pan. Add little more oil if needed.
- Spicy potato masala is ready when the water is completely evaporated and the spices are well coated to the potatoes!Serve the potatoes hot or at room temperature with rice or any bread as you wish, or use them as a filling for any stuffed bread or other recipes!
Hope you found this recipe for dry potato masala without onions helpful in making easy and yummy dry potato masala for lunch or dinner!