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Aloo Palda / Himachali Cuisine

Aloo palda is a pahari style potato curry cooked along with the spices and yogurt. This creamy and delicious curry pairs perfectly with hot plain rice or Roti. Though the actual recipe included more amount of Elachi, I have reduced and made changes according to my family's taste bud. This recipe goes to my favourite event "shhh cooking secretly challenge" which is happening among a group of bloggers. Click HERE to get the detailed information and recipes which I had posted so far for the event. When we got the theme for May month as Himachali cuisine, Aloo palda was my first thought and luckily got the same secret ingredients ( Yogurt and Aloo ) from my partner Vidya Narayan. Vidya is an amazing blogger who blogs at and have to mention that I am a huge fan of her writing. Her writing gives a lively feel while reading her post which is truly a great talent. And also, her page is loaded with many more delicious and inviting recipes. Don't miss to check out her page and also, click HERE to view a tasty recipe prepared by her using the secret ingredients given by me.

Recipe Source : thefoodfairy


1 Tbsp Oil / Ghee
2 Elachi / Cardamom 
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick 
4 Cloves 
1 Tsp Cumin seeds
A pinch of Hing powder 
1 Big Onion, thinly sliced 
2 Big sized Potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1 Tsp Coriander powder 
1/2 Tsp Garam masala powder 
4 Cups Curd / Yogurt, whisked
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves for garnishing 

To grind: 

2 Tbsp Raw rice 
1 Elachi 


Heat oil in a pan and add elachi followed by cloves, cinnamon stick, hing powder and cumin seeds.

Fry and add the thinly sliced onion.

Saute until it turns translucent and add turmeric powder followed by coriander powder and garam masala.

Add the chopped potatoes and mix well.

Add little water and cook until the potatoes get 3/4th cooked.

Now add the ground rice along with the whisked curd and salt.

Let it boil for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes get cooked. Keep stirring after adding yogurt.

Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options:

Serve with plain Rice or Roti.


  1. The Aloo Palda looks so very good! Great share for the theme. :)

  2. What a lovely creamy and comforting bowl...would love to dig in with some rotis

  3. Those potatoes look so so creamy and inviting! I am sure they are just the perfect thing on a hot and sultry summer day (and even otherwise).

  4. Wow these look so delicious and creamy. Even I made these aloo palda for himachali cuisine. I recipe I followed doesn't include rice flour. I think I should try this version as well.

  5. Excellent Aloo palda, i love this dish and tried already once for an event, now you are tempting me to make some soon.

  6. Simple and humble potato curry looks so tasty. I had seen this in a TV show hosted by Chef Ajay Chopra too. Himachal Cuisine is really good.

  7. Aloo palda looks so creamy and delicious. I can imagine the mouthwatering taste. Great share.

  8. That is such a yummy looking potato curry. So simple but packed with flavor. Adding yogurt makes the dish so creamy and delicious.

  9. I also made Aloo palda this month's challenge and my family is in love with this humble potato curry now..lovely share !

  10. A simple and flavorful curry Priya. I made this with my bhature and loved it.

  11. Priya, it was fun working with you on this challenge and this looks delicious and I plan to make this soon as potatoes are my weakness. Thank you for all the kind words. Cheers!

  12. I have not tried this aloo palda, but I guess I should try it soon, sounds so good and delicious! Yum!

  13. Lovely dish. Cardamom flavored curry sounds so good. Perfect pair for rice and chapathi

  14. Aloo palda looks so delicous, one can pair it with some hot puris.

  15. Sounds delicious. Like you I am not sure about cardamom in my aloo palada

  16. Your comforting bowl of the aloo looks so creamy and comforting, will try it out soon. It's a very nice share , thanks.

  17. I like such simple.and flavorful recipes. Would love to have some with hot poories.

  18. Aloo palda looking great and will go with rice very well. I am drooling for the click. I love potatos.

  19. Looks so delicious and yum, tried before few days and it tastes so so flavorful !!

  20. This is so much of a comfort. i love the ease of the recipe... i am sure to try this.


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