Cook With Manali's Dubki Wale Aloo

Dubki Wale Aloo is a simple potato curry made with minimal ingredients! It's best enjoyed with kachori or Indian breads like paratha and poori.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Manali


  • 1 large potato or 2 medium, boiled and crushed a little
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds, also known as fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing powder, also known as asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 dried red chili, broken
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder, also known as dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2.5 cups water
  • salt, to taste


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of mustard oil to a pan. Heat the oil really well else you will get a bitter taste. Once the oil is really hot, add cumin seeds and methi seeds. The seeds will sizzle right away.
  2. Add hing, chopped ginger and dried red chilies and saute for few seconds. [Crush the red chilies before adding them to make the curry spicy, if you want to keep it less spicy add the chilies right away, without crushing them]
  3. Add the boiled and crushed potatoes.
  4. Also add turmeric powder, amchur, garam masala powder and kashmiri red chili powder. Mix and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add water, salt and give a good stir. Lower the heat to medium.
  6. Let the curry simmer. Take a potato masher, and mash the potatoes a little. You don't need to completely mash them but they should be quite crushed.
  7. As the curry is simmering, dissolve 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in 1-2 tablespoons water and add to the curry. The curry will thicken a bit.
  8. The curry should simmer for around 15-20 minutes in total or till all flavors come together. Add chopped cilantro and remove pan from heat.
  9. Serve dubki wale aloo with khasta kachori or with any paratha of your choice!
Nutrition Facts
Dubki Wale Aloo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.