Apr 17, 2012

Gujarati Aloo Tamatar (No Onion,No Garlic ) / Batata nu Shaak / Potatoes Cooked in a Spicy Tomato Sauce - Gujarati Breakfast Thali

This is my next thali meal..Its from Gujarat..I made nice puffy poori along with this spicy aloo tamatar and a lovely salad. The meal was a complete hit..I enjoyed each piece so much..the poori was so puffy and it stayed puffy for a long time..Will talk about that later in another post..The curry was spicy yet flavourful which was perfect with poori. To make the meal even more special I made a lovely crunchy salad.. 

This thali meal contains

Poori (will post soon)
Gujarati Aloo Tamatar
Gujarati Carrot and Peanut Salad ( will post soon)

Other variations in this thali can be

Gujarati Breakfast Thali

This meal is the basic thali which can be had for breakfast or dinner..But I love it for breakfast..The potato curry is so simple to make but taste so heavenly..You don't need any onions for this too..This can be served with anything..I hope you like it and let me know what you think..


Potatoes - 2 large peeled and cubed
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped finely
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Ginger - 1 tblspn finely chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Oil- 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing

Whole Spices:
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Nigella Seeds / Kalonji - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / vendayam - 1/2 tsp

Spice powders :
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi -1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a pan. Add all the wholes spices along with curry leaves and ginger. Let this sauce for a min.

Add in all the spice powders and mix well. Saute this for 10 seconds.

Add in tomatoes and season with some salt and sugar. Mix well cook till they turn mushy.

Add in potatoes and cover it with water. Cook till the potatoes are cooked and gravy is thick.

Serve it with poori.
Take all your ingrediants
Crackle all the whole spices in oil
add curry leaves
and ginger
add in spice powders
and let it bloom in the oil
add in tomatoes
add salt and sugar
cook till it turn mushy
add in cubed potatoes
and some water
cover and cook
till done..garnish with cilantro
mix well


  1. Aloo tamatar looks spicy and yummy. Lovely breakfast thali.

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  2. i had them today @ Gujju Cafe!!! tasted awesome!!! Looks Delicious!!!!

  3. Wow nicely puffed puries tempting thali..

  4. I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy these yummy dish..

  5. yum yum...Cool sabji without onion and garlic..
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  6. Lovely and delicious curry without onions and garlic..

  7. tamata batata shaak. hee hehe i m not a gujju but i do make this except for few things and its yummy yummy. full gujarati thali is also great one. just one question aarthi
    can u speak gujrati too. i cant speak though can understand :)

  8. Very delicious breakfast... I guess we can have those puris any meal..

  9. The puris and aloo look so tempting..

  10. The dish and the puries are so delicious looking! Well done.

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  11. what a spice filled curry..looks delicious and the pooris too!!

  12. Delicious recipe Aarthi. Waiting for the poori recipe.

  13. this is spicy and yummy curry, your puri looks perfect

  14. The first thing which attracted me were the perfectly puffed out puris in the thali! The curry sure would go well with those!!

  15. simple and nice...btw your header picture looks pretty

  16. Awesome Thaali.. Perfectly puffed pooris and aloo tamatar looks so delicious..
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  17. Wow nice flavours, love the combo...thanks for sharing the recipe

  18. Aloo tamatar looks nice Aarhti. Waiting for other recipes.

  19. Aloo tamatar looks yum. Waiting for the other recipes.

  20. Sounds simple to make and delicious too.

  21. love this aloo tamatar....thali rocks

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  22. delicious curry! the platter looks so tempting with all the puffed up pooris :)

  23. Aarthi...the breakfast is yummy...can we join in?

  24. Mouthwatering thali and the pooris puffed up nicely.. I have not made poori in a long time and would not mind having that platter of pooris for my breakfast tomorrow morning.

  25. Super fluffy pooris along with aloo tamatar looks so inviting...

  26. The puffed up pooris look so nice!

  27. wow the spread really make me hungry Aarthi,luks delicious...

  28. wow the spread really make me hungry Aarthi,luks delicious...

  29. Aarthi,the new header looks so sweet. Pooris are tempting and this dish is a must try :)

  30. my dad does this.. very tempting it is :) yummy tummy really!

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  31. yummy aloo tamatar subzi..we also make like this..truly delicious..

  32. Lovely platter. Love particularly those puffed pooris.

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  34. This sounds lovely and really tasty. Thank you for sharing this.


  35. Was Jst tried.. Sound taste..!! Looks lyk restaurant recipe.. feeling to do again..!!

  36. thanks for ur recepies it is easy to cook and comes out very well.......

  37. thanks for ur recepies.. it is very easy to cook and comes out very well....thanks once again


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