Tilwale Chatpata Aloo (Stir Fried Potato with Sesame)

This is one of my favourite forms of potato, though I hate eating potato! It’s quick as well as super healthy! It’s a modified version of a recipe that I saw in a cookery show in television! What a brilliant way to cook potatoes! Sauteing the potatoes with regular Indian spices like cumin, coriander, red chilli and a traditional tempering with asafetida and seasoning of roasted sesame seeds and a dash of lemon juice or chaat masala and aamchur and you are ready. You can have it as a snack, as a salad, as a side dish! It’s versatile, easy to prepare and yummy! Enjoy the ‘Tilwale Chatpata Aloo’ hot and fresh to enjoy the crispness of the roasted sesame seeds.


3 (Large-Peeled & Diced) Potato
2 Tbsps Sesame Seeds
½ tsp Coriander Seeds
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
1 (Big) Dry Whole Red Chillie
½ tsp Aamchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder)
½ tsp Chaat Masala
1 pinch Asafetida
2 tsps Oil
To taste Salt
Chopped Coriander – For garnish


  1. Boil, peel and cut the potatoes in small cubes. Do not overcook the potatoes else this dish will become lumpy.
  2. Take a non stick pan or kadai. Dry roast the sesame deeds till they turn light golden in colour. Keep them aside.
  3. In the same pan dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillie. Roast till it exudes aroma. Let it cool for sometime then grind it in coarse powder.
  4. Now in a bowl mix this powder masala, aamchur powder and salt with boiled cubed potato.
  5. In the same pan add 2 tsp of oil. Add asafetida. Now add this potato mixture. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now add roasted sesame seeds. Mix well so that they coat the potatoes well.
  7. Transfer it into a serving dish. Garnish with chopped coriander and chaat masala.
  8. Tilwala Chatpata Aloo is ready to be served as a snack, started or can be served as side dish with roti/chapatti.



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