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Sada Aloor Tarkari Recipe | How To Make Bengali Light Potato Curry

Sada Aloor Tarkari for a Bengali is always a comfort food item. It is a traditional recipe that will take your taste buds on a joyous journey. The light recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and is one of the easiest and quickest dishes to make.

Potatoes are the star of the show here and blend flawlessly with the other ingredients to result in a stunning delicacy. It can be an easy option for breakfast or any meal of the day.


Whether you are a Bengali or just a fan of Bengali cuisine, Sada Aloor Tarkari is a must-try that will leave you longing for more.

So, without any delay let us look at the ingredients and the process of making this warm, spicy, taste bud tantalizing dish.

Sada Aloor Tarkari Recipe (Bengali-Style Potato Curry)

Madhushree Dutta
Easy recipe to make delicious Sada Aloor Tarkari at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to cook Bengali-style light potato curry quickly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Kadhai
  • 1 Induction Cooktop


  • 3 Potatoes large
  • 1 Tomato medium
  • 3 Green Chilis slit from the middle
  • 2 Dried red chilies
  • ½ tsp Kaalo jeera kalonji/nigella seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Mustard oil or vegetable oil


Prepare the potatoes

  • First, wash the potatoes well and peel them.
  • Chop the potatoes into cubes and wash them with water again to remove the excess starch.
  • Next, cut the tomatoes into 3 to 4 pieces and slit the green chilis from the middle.

Fry the potatoes

  • Now, take a kadhai and heat some oil.
  • Heat until the oil smokes a little and put in the kaalo jeere and dried red chili.
  • Temper them well until you get a strong fragrance. You can discard a few Kaalo Jeera from the oil and then add in the chopped potatoes. (It is okay to discard half of the jeera as we will only need the flavor from them. However, do not discard all)
  • Put some salt in the kadhai and mix everything well.
  • Fry the potatoes on low flame for about 5 minutes. Stir continuously so that the potatoes do not start browning.
  • Next, add in the tomatoes and green chilis. You can add one or two green chilis more for some extra heat.
  • Keep the flame low and continue to stir and fry all the ingredients.

Cook the Potato curry

  • Combine everything well and keep on stirring until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  • To this, add the water and some sugar.
  • If needed add some salt to taste and let them shimmer until the potatoes are cooked completely.
  • Give them a stir once more and mash a few pieces of potatoes for a creamy texture.
  • The gravy will also thicken a bit as we do not need a very runny gravy.
  • Next, give it a taste test and transfer it into a bowl.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Homemade Recipes, Veg Recipes


It is effortless to make Sada Aloor Tarkari. Serve it with Luchi/Porota and some salad. This combination always rocks. You can eat it any time and it is absolutely delicious.

Make it for the guests who come to your place and be sure that they will fall in love with the dish and indulge in the delightful experience.


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