Bhune Aloo

Pan-roasted spicy Potatoes

I enjoy these simple and easy to prepare spicy pan-roasted potatoes along with scrambled eggs, a toasted bread and home made butter for a scrumptious breakfast. You can also enjoy these versatile pan roasted potatoes along with roti and a vegetable curry for a light meal, some grilled sheekh kababs and a fruit salad on the side for a yummy brunch. Kids will especially love them.

Bhune Aloo – Spicy Pan-Roasted Breakfast  Potatoes


White Potatoes – 5, medium sized, peeled and quartered, (or cut thinly as shown in the picture below)
Red Chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Canola Oil – 1 tbsp
Nigella seeds/Kalonji – 1 tsp (optional)

breakfast potatoes along with omlette


1. In a bowl, add the quartered potatoes, red chilli powder and salt. Mix it all with your hands so that the potatoes get evenly covered with the spices.
2. Pour oil into a large heavy bottomed non-stick frying pan at medium heat. As it heats up, add the kalonji. Immediately add the seasoned potatoes from the bowl and stir well. Cover the lid for about a minute.
3. Stir them scraping the pan with a wooden spoon, sprinkle a few drops of water and immediately cover with the lid. Repeat the process of scraping and sprinkling with water while covering the pan with lid in between every one or two minutes until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 mins. Pierce a knife into the quartered potato to check for doneness. Serve warm.

I am sending these pan roasted potatoes over to Ammalu’s Kitchen for the Think Spice, Think Kalonji event.


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16 Responses to “Bhune Aloo”

  1. Simple fried potatoes are the best! They look so cute and perfect!

  2. Yummy looking crispy potatoes! Just the way I like it… 🙂

  3. I love fried potatoes. I agree with you, they are great for breakfast with eggs.

    Heck, they are great with anything!

  4. simply gorgeous pics! This is my fav way of eating potatoes, simple yet delicious 🙂

  5. Iam Drooling Here!!

  6. I can just taste them now GORGEOUS! This is the kind of food I love Mona.

  7. So simple, but mighty tasty. Love your photos.

  8. Simply delicious,my sis once served me these for breakfast with eggs and toast.I was so delighted:)

  9. I love these potatoes with kalonji. I do it with the red baby potatoes, no peeling there.

    Your pic is gorgeous

  10. Wow….looks so simple and delicious! I make something similar but without nigella seeds. Will try adding them next time.

  11. Never met a potato I didn’t like. 😀
    The nigella seeds are a nice addition.

  12. Hi Mona,those potatoes look perfect…I would love to have them!

  13. Who doesnt love Aloo’s !!??
    There would go great with almost anything.yum !

  14. Hi ,

    Potato dish looks so yummy. I like them in any form.

  15. Ooh, these potatoes made me so hungry!!
    love your site.

    Editor, My Halal Kitchen

  16. salam Mona, I just tried out ur bhune aloo today,…they taste great and soo simple!!

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