Aloo Chop

Aloo means potatoes in Nepali and this is a simple Nepali vegetarian dish.


  • 5 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups gram flour (besan)
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons of  garlic paste
  • 1 lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • A pinch of  baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Boil the potatoes (use pressure cooker if you have one) and make a mash after peeling off the skin.
  • Add chopped onion, chillies, ginger, garlic, lime and salt and mix well. Make sure the mixture is a bit lumpy and not too smooth like a paste.
  • Heat two spoon oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard crackles, remove from heat and add to the potato mixture and mix well.

  • In one bowl, make a batter from gram flour and baking soda.
  • Add salt to taste, cumin seeds, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  • The batter should not be runny and should remain a bit thick.
  • Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, in the size of small egg.  and make a flat disc shape.

  • Dip each disc in the batter and deep fry till golden brown in colour.
  • Serve hot with achar/ketchup

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8 responses to “Aloo Chop

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  2. I miss last Easter! alooo chops! Nostalgia! I don’t make these ones coz I don’t do fried stuff well. But nevertheless looks gorgeous! 😀

  3. Mmmmm… Looks delicious! I loved the food I ate in Nepal. Especially the dal bhat and curried potatoes with rice. I miss it! So much healthier than our western food.

  4. Looks pretty tastey, definitely something I’ve never tried!

  5. Sounds good (save for the onions *wink* )

  6. Oh goodness. This makes me nostalgic too. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to use it sometime soon!

  7. My father-in-law made bara the other night. It was made of daal not potatoes, but the end result looks kind of similar. And omg it was delicious! Aloo chop looks delicious too 🙂

  8. You make me nostalgic. 🙂

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