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Sri Lankan Chili Potato


If you are a potato lover, who can enjoy it in any form then here is a dish loaded with spices that you will absolutely fall in love with! Sri Lankan Chilli Potato, which is otherwise known as ‘Ala Thel Dala’ is a flavourful side dish recipe that you can easily prepare at home for your loved ones. It looks almost similar to the sukkha aloo or the aloo masala recipe, however differs in taste and flavours a lot! This Asian recipe is widely famous in Sri Lankan cuisine and is best enjoyed with rice and dhal, however you can enjoy it with chapati as well. This side dish recipe is prepared using boiled potatoes, curry leaves, mustard seeds, onion and a melange of spices.

700 gm boiled potato
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
8 cloves crushed lightly garlic
3 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 finely chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoon chilli flakes
2 inch cinnamon stick
salt as required
2 tablespoon refined oil
2 sprigs curry leaves

Step 1
To prepare this delicious Sri Lankan recipe, peel the boiled potatoes and chop them in cubes, and keep aside.

Step 2
Now, heat oil in a pan over medium flame and let the cinnamon sticks temper along with mustard seeds and curry leaves in it.

Step 3
Later, add the crushed garlic cloves along with sliced onions and saute well until the onions become translucent. Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, chili flakes and stir well with other ingredients.

Step 4
Add the chopped and boiled potatoes to the pan and sprinkle salt as per your taste. Cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes and keep stirring firmly. Once done, squeeze the lemon juice and serve hot with cooked rice or roti.