January 31, 2019

Aloo Kangmet / Manipuri Cuisine

Aloo Kangmet is one of the staple food of Manipur which is prepared using potato, dry red chilli and salt. The mashed potato is tossed with the coarsely ground red chillies and seasoned with salt. Traditionally mustard oil is used in most of their dishes. Though regular oil can be used, addition of mustard oil gives an extra flavour to the dish. This recipe is quite easy to prepare as it has a very minimal ingredients. This simple yet tasty aloo kangmet pairs perfectly with Roti or Rice.

Prepared this delicious side dish for a blogger event "SShhh Cooking Secretly" which is happening every month among few fellow bloggers. You must be familiar about the event, if you are following my page or else, just click HERE to get more information about the event and the recipes which I have prepared so far for the event.

 For January month, I was paired with a wonderful blogger Poonam Bachhav who blogs at https://poonambachhav.blogspot.com. Her page is loaded with more delicious and mouthwatering recipes so don't miss to check out her page. She gave me mustard oil and red chilli as my secret ingredients and using those, prepared this traditional dish named Aloo kangmet. Likewise, I gave her Ginger and peas as a secret ingredients. And using those, she prepared Manipuri Kichadi and Mangal Ooti which looks super yummy and inviting. Do visit her page and try it out.

Ingredients :

3 Big Potatoes, boiled 
4 - 5 Dry red chillies 
1 Tbsp Mustard Oil 
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves for garnishing 

Method :

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add dry red chillies.

Roast and remove from the flame.

Grind it coarsely in a blender and keep aside.

Meanwhile, mash the boiled potatoes and keep aside.

Now heat the remaining oil in a same pan and add the ground chillies followed by mashed potato and the required quantity of salt.

Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Roti or Rice. 


  1. We love potato in any form and this Aloo Kangmet sounds so simple yet flavorful. I guess i can use it as a stuffing in my paratha as well. Lovely share Priya !

  2. Such a simple dish, with so few ingredients, yet it sounds so flavourful and delicious. This would make a great accompaniment to rasam rice or sambar rice too. :)

  3. I had loved the idea of mustard oil tempering with mashed potato so when I saw the recipe, I was like, "this is what I am going to make"! We both did the same dish and yet so different... I love that part about Indian cuisine!

  4. I also tried the same dish for this challenge and loved how simple this dish is..one can't go wrong with such simple dish

  5. I love mashed potato and this looks mouthwatering. A delicious dish made with very few ingredients. Superb share.

  6. I am loving the Alu Kangmet recipes and look forward to satisfying my potato-cravings with this wonderful recipe.

  7. So many variations for the simple aloo mash. This looks very interesting. Lovely pictures too

  8. The Aloo Kangmet is right up my alley. I have a bottle of mustard oil on the kitchen counter, which I had almost forgotten about, and will now begin to use! Adding the mashed potatoes to the hot mustard oil makes this curry different from other such mashed potato recipes I have had.

  9. I love potato in any form your mashed potato looks yummy and inviting. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  10. Delicious things come in small packet sizes and this one clearly packs a punch with the mustard oil and potato combo.

  11. A simple side dish but so flavorful. I think I could make it into a meal on its own.

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    good job. Keeep going... :)

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    I bookmarked it.

  14. This is such a easy dish with just couple of ingredients. Although I make mashed potatoes but never tried adding crushed red chillies to it. Should give it a try.

  15. I love aloo in all forms and this with the red chilly in it looks so inviting and yummy.

  16. The Aloo Kangmet sounds flavorful although it is a simple dish. Lovely share Priya !

  17. This is one of my favourite Dish.
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