Aloo ki kalauji/stuffed potatoes with spices

Aloo or potatoes are one vegetable loved by all and has so many variations. I remember when as kids we would travel by train to Banaras it would take 24 hours or more to reach depending on the trains, n those days travelling by AC coach was for only rich class people and middle class would not even think of travelling in them,so keeping your food from getting spoil was a task and our ancestors knew very well how to keep food fresh.Potatoes are the ones that don’t get spoiled quickly, if cooked dry.Here’s a recipe Aloo ki kalauji a simple and crunchy one to enjoy any time. Any vegetable stuffed is called kalauji.So lets get the recipe

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Ingredients used

  • 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon kaluji seeds(kala jeera)
  • 1/4 tablespoon methi seeds(fenugreek)
  • 2 tablespoon sauf (fennel seeds)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ajwain(carom)
  • 150 grams garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon pickle masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • First take a pan add in sauf,ajwain, methi and kaluji dry roast it on low flame till you get the aroma
  • Keep aside for cooling
  • Peel and wash potatoes
  • Half slit them and keep aside
  • Grind the roasted spices, fine
  • Mash garlic with a motar pestle
  • Take a bowl add roasted spices powder, garlic, coriander powder, red chilli powder and achar ka masala (Here achar ka masala means achar made in the house or store brought their masala)
  • Add salt and mix it properly
  • Taste and check the salt
  • Salt has to be a little strong
  • Now,fill the masala in the potato without breaking them into two
  • Stuff all the potatoes same way
  • Take a kadai pour oil half a cup place the potatoes in the oil and cover it
  • Cook it till done
  • Keep flipping the potatoes in intervals so that they are evenly cooked
  • Remove the ones which have cooked and keep aside let the others cook
  • Flame at start has to be medium then low till completely cooked
  • Aloo ki kalauji is ready to enjoy with puris,rotis or just the aloo

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