Potato tomato sabzi is a delicious and easy-to-make Indian side dish that can be prepared in a jiffy using basic ingredients available in most kitchens. You can add variety and flavor to your regular meals with this dish, which makes an excellent side dish with roti, paratha, or rice.

 

It’s good to eat well. It’s even better to have delicious exotic food.  However, after overindulging in a variety of delectably rich delicacies, the mind starts to shift to a more simple and subtle option, such as this easy and quick potato tomato sabzi.

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Potato Tomato Sabzi!

Onions, tomatoes, and potatoes, as well as the basic spices, are staples in almost every Indian home. With just these three ingredients, you can make a hearty and comforting dinner for the whole family. And, there are always plenty of options.You can adjust and alter the spices and flavorings to make a variety of dishes using these basic ingredients.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I’m looking for simplicity, the first thing I do is go back to the basics.

I might have said it in any previous post, but I’ll say it again: my vegetable basket is never empty of vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes. These two must always be present, regardless of whether there are any other vegetables. Almost always! And the simplest way to combine these two ingredients in a dish is with this tomato potato Sabzi.

There are some days when all you want is a curry—but a mild, comforting one. No typical rich one. This potato tomato sabzi saves those days. What makes it unique is that it is a simple curry with few ingredients.

Each ingredient in this dish has a particular function: the tomatoes add a sour element, the turmeric, and red chili powder give the dish its distinctive color and heat, and the cumin seeds and coriander adds an umami touch.

Other Potato Veggies 

I’ll repeat it again: a potato, also known as aloo, is a very affable and useful vegetable, particularly for home cooks. The combination of this root vegetable with other vegetables and leafy greens, such as Carrot Peas Potato Bhaji, Pea Potato Curry (Alu Matar Sabzi), Aloo Gobi Masala (Potato Cauliflower Curry), Potato and Eggplant Curry (Aloo Baingan Sabzi), Aloo Palak (Potato and Spinach Curry), Potato Zucchini Soup, and others, is delicious.

I usually cook this potato-tomato sabzi with steamed rice.

Every Indian family prepares a variant of this curry for holidays like Rakhi, Diwali, and Holi!

Here is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe to make Potato Tomato Sabzi.

But, before moving toward the recipe and ingredients description. I’ve included some useful information you might be interested to know!

Recipe’s Appealing Features!

  • It is very easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.
  • It’s delicious, flavorful, and comforting.
  • The dish is also vegan.
  • You can make it either dry or soupy, depending on your preference.
  • It pairs superbly with a range of Indian bread.
  • It is the ideal meal for any day.
  • It’s a great go-to when you’re short on time or veggies.
  • It’s a perfect low-cost meal.
  • It freezes well, so make a big batch and save it for later.
  • Extremely adaptable and flexible. You may adjust and vary the flavors in nearly endless ways.

ingredients for potato tomato sabzi

Ingredients Description

  • Potatoes: I used Yukon Gold potatoes. Cut them into uniform-sized cubes to ensure that they cook at the same time.
  • Tomatoes: For the perfect gravy sauce, I used fresh, ripe tomatoes in this recipe. I would suggest you use the same instead of tinned tomato puree. If fresh tomatoes are unavailable, substitute canned crushed tomatoes.
  • Onion: Onions are the staple base for every curry. Red or white whatever is available will work well.
  • Garlic: Staple ingredient that adds heaps of flavor
  • Cumin seeds: Bring an aromatic flavor and aid digestion
  • Turmeric powder: Brings warmth and nice yellow color to the dish.
  • Red chili powder: Add a kick of heat to the dish
  • Coriander powder: Coriander powder brings out the perfect aroma!
  • Salt: Add according to your taste.
  • Oil: I used avocado oil. You may use olive or coconut oil.
  • Fresh coriander leaves: This is one of my favorite herbs to use, aids digestion, and brightens up the dish!

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How To Make Potato Tomato Sabzi?

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until onions turn translucent.
  • Add diced potatoes to the pan and mix well. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes are partially cooked.
  • Add chopped tomatoes to the pan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well and cover the pan. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are fully cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

Your Potato Tomato Sabzi is ready to serve. Enjoy the delicious flavors and aroma of this simple yet tasty dish with your family and friends.

final steps to making potato tomato sabzi

Serving Suggestions

One can serve and enjoy it with their preferred flatbread, such as roti, paratha, or puri. You can also serve this sabzi over steamed rice.

Leftover Curry Storage Instructions

You can store this curry in the fridge for up to a week. put it in an airtight container to store.

This will keep in the freezer for 3-4 months.

Before storing the curry, let it cool to room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  • If you frequently prepare this curry, combine the spices and store them in a jar.
  • After preparing the curry, slightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a wooden buttermilk maker. This will make the sauce thicker.
  • You can speed up the cooking time for this dish by boiling the potatoes first. However, take caution because you don’t want to smash the potatoes; they should maintain their shape.
  • You can add some green peas and carrots to make this curry more hearty and flavorful.
  • To make it creamy you can add coconut cream or any other vegan cream. Hindus prepare potato tomato sabzi during India’s Navaratri festival, a nine-day period of fasting when they abstain from non-vegetarian food, garlic, and onions. So you can skip onion and garlic.
  • You can substitute the vegetables according to your personal preferences, but you can use the same sauce or gravy foundation regardless of which vegetables you choose. You can use any type of veggie, including cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, and green peas.

Other Curry Recipes To Try:

Please look through my other curry recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Potato Tomato Sabzi?

The dish is a light gravy-based sabzi made with tomatoes and potatoes. It is the perfect quick and easy curry dish for everyday use, and it goes well with chapati, poori, roti, and any type of flavored or plain rice. You can prepare the dish either dry or with gravy.

What Kind Of Potatoes Are Best To Use?

I used Yukon Gold potatoes in this recipe, but you could also use Maris Piper, King Edward, or Rooster. All potatoes work.

Should I Peel My Potatoes Before Making Curry?

You should cube and peel the vegetables before adding them to the curry or gravy.

Should I Boil Potato Before Adding Them To Curry?

Precooking the potatoes is unnecessary; you can simply toss them in the onion-tomato mixture. Potato will absorb the flavors as it cooks with the spices.

How Do You Make Curry Flavorful?

To add flavor to your curry, use high-quality, fragrant ingredients. Additionally, well sauté the tomato, onion, and spice powders to enhance the flavor. Then fill the saucepan with water, broth, or coconut milk.

Sample Menu for an Authentic Indian Feast!

Do you intend to host an Indian feast? Maybe a holi dinner or Diwali dinner? Then, here’s a quick and easy way to put it together!

Ovelay potato Tomato sabzi recipe

Give this Potato Tomato Sabzi recipe a try. It’s incredibly delicious and super easy. I hope you like it.

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Potato tomato sabzi

Potato tomato sabzi is a delicious and easy-to-make Indian side dish that can be prepared in a jiffy using basic ingredients available in most kitchens. You can add variety and flavor to your regular meals with this dish, which makes an excellent side dish with roti, paratha, or rice.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Potato tomato sabzi
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until onions turn translucent about 3 minutes.
  • Add diced potatoes to the pan and mix well. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes are partially cooked.
  • Add chopped tomatoes to the pan along with turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well and cover the pan. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are fully cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
  • Your Potato Tomato Sabzi is ready to serve. Enjoy the delicious flavors and aroma of this simple yet tasty dish with your family and friends.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg