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Chatpate Aloo (Spicy Stir-Fry Potatoes)

Chatpate Aloo or spicy stir-fry potatoes is a tangy and delicious spicy dish. These Stir-fried potatoes with green chili and tamarind give a very unique flavor. Chatpate Aloo is perfect as a delicious appetizer or you can serve them as a side dish with any meal.

This recipe will serve 4.

Chatpate Aloo (Spicy Stir-Fry Potatoes) Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 3 cups potatoes boiled peeled and cubed in byte size
  • 4 tablespoons oil, I like canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, jeera
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons green chili finely chopped, adjust to your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flake
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste (do not use concentrated Tamarind)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons water


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Oil is the right temperature when cumin seeds crack immediately after being put in the pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds after seeds crack add potatoes and sprinkle the salt over potatoes.
  3. Stir-fry until potatoes are light golden brown this should take about 6-7 minutes. Add ginger, green chilies and chili flakes. Stir for about a minute.
  4. Add tamarind paste, and sugar mix it well. Add water as needed about 2-3 tablespoons. Potatoes should be moist.
  5. Turn off the heat and add cilantro. Mix it well and serve chatpata aloo hot.


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35 thoughts on “Chatpate Aloo (Spicy Stir-Fry Potatoes)

  1. Manjulaji,

    Thank you so much for these invaluable recipes! My family and I very much so enjoyed these potatoes last night. Your recipes are simple to understand and yet truly authentic. Thank you again for sharing these with the community.

    Many Blessings

  2. I too was only able to find concentrated tamarind. I saw above you said to use “very little” but I was hoping you could offer more specific guidance. Would one teaspoon work?

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe . It’s now my favourite potato dish! I’ve tried a few of your recipes and they’ve all turned out fantastic !

  4. I enjoy all recipes and cooking. You have tons of patience!!! Thanks and God bless. Please give more of namkin / easy snack recipes and easy gulabjambu recipe as in US we Don’t get Nava/Kubota, where we live.

  5. Just wanted to check whether it should be 2 tablespoon tamarind paste or tomato paste, as tomato is not mentioned in the list of ingredients but is in the method.

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