aloo anday

Aloo Anday (Potato Egg Curry)

By Swasthi on August 1, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Aloo Anday is Potato Eggs cooked in a spicy, flavorful and simple curry. This easy to make dish is comforting, satiating and healthy. Serve it over plain steamed rice, flavored rice like cumin rice, Turmeric rice or with flatbreads like roti, Naan and parathas. It also goes well with soft butter toasted pav or bread. This Aloo Anday is protein packed & makes for a great meal anytime. You can also make it ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days.


aloo anday is potato egg curry

Aloo translates to potatoes and Anday to eggs. Potato and eggs are a match made in the heaven, be it in a curry, biryani or in a bhurji (scramble), they taste delicious together. This recipe can be made to a dry dish or a gravy with salan.

I make this potato egg curry just like any other Indian curry. So the recipe uses pantry staples likes spices, onions, tomatoes and herbs.

Here are few tips on boiling eggs for beginners.

Boiling eggs is though is a simplest task, sometimes you may have trouble getting them right. That’s because there are different kinds of eggs and each one may take a different time. I use first-born eggs that are super fresh and these take a little longer. Here is the way I do for this particular kind of eggs.

If refrigerated, always bring eggs to room temperature before boiling to prevent breakage. A sudden change in the temperature is likely to break the eggs.

Rinse eggs and add them to a pot with 4 to 5 cups water. Heat the water on a medium flame. When the water turns hot, raise the flame to medium high, not very high. Boil until cracks are visible on at least one of the shells.

Cover and set aside for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the shells and prick them with a knife or fork randomly a few times. If you have trouble peeling the shell, do it under running water or in a bowl of water. You can also try keeping them in cold water for a while and shell them.

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How to Make Aloo Anday (Stepwise photos)

1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a hot pan. Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds & 3 green cardamoms. If you don’t have green cardamoms you may skip but we love the flavors.

sauteing spices for potato egg curry recipe

2. When the spices begin to sizzle, add 1½ cup finely chopped onions and saute until golden.

frying onions for potato egg curry recipe

3. Add 1½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes off, for about a minute.

frying ginger garlic paste for potato egg curry recipe

4. Add ¾ cup chopped tomatoes, ⅓ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon turmeric.

addition of tomatoes for potato egg curry recipe

5. Saute until tomatoes turn soft and blend well with onions. Add ½ to ¾ red chili powder and 1 teaspoon garam masala powder. If you want spicy curry, you may add more red chilli powder.

red chili powder for aloo egg curry

6. Mix and fry until the raw smell of chili powder goes off. This takes about 1 to 2 minutes.

frying onion tomato mixture for potato egg curry recipe

7. While the tomatoes fry, you can wash and peel 3 to 4 aloo / potato. Cube them to desired size. Add them to the pan.

addition of aloo for potato egg curry recipe

8. Mix and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.

sauteing masala for aloo egg curry recipe

9. Add water enough to partially cover the potatoes.

addition of water for aloo egg curry recipe

10. Cover and cook on a low flame till the potatoes are fork tender. Keep stirring in between. A slow cooked curry tastes better, so if you have time cook on a low flame.

addition of water for aloo egg curry recipe

11. When the potatoes are cooked, add boiled eggs and stir. You can also fry the eggs in a teaspoon of hot ghee. When the eggs are blistered add them to the curry. But make sure you pat dry and prick the eggs with a fork before you fry to prevent splatters.

cooked potatoes addition of eggs in aloo egg curry

12. Add coriander leaves or kasuri methi. Taste test and adjust salt and add more garam masala if you prefer. I prefer to add a little here. This is optional, but makes the curry flavorful.

coriander leaves for easy aloo egg curry recipe

13. Stir well. Cover and simmer till aloo anday reaches a desired consistency. To make more gravy, you may need to add more water and simmer. You can also add little thick coconut milk and switch off. To make a dry curry, just evaporate the water by cooking further. Serve with plain rice, roti or any flavored rice.

aloo anday also known as potato egg curry

Recipe Card

aloo anday

Aloo Anday (Potato Egg Curry)

This potato egg curry known as Aloo anday is a simple, quick, delicious and healthy dish where boiled eggs and potatoes are simmered in a spicy onion tomato masala. Serve this with rice, roti, naan or with flavored rice.
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms (elaichi) (optional)
  • cup onions (chopped fine, 3 medium onions)
  • ¾ cup tomatoes (chopped, 1 large)
  • teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • teaspoon turmeric
  • teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala (to adjust, optional)
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (more if required)
  • 3 to 4 potatoes (or medium size aloo)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves fine chopped or 1 teaspoon kasuri methi

Instructions

  • Boil eggs and remove the shells. Pierce them with a fork or a knife a few times. We do this so the eggs absorb all the flavors from the spices. Set aside.

How to Make Aloo Anday

  • Heat a pan with oil. Add cumin and cardamoms and let them sizzle,
  • Add onions and fry until golden. Add ginger garlic & saute until the raw smell is gone.
  • Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric. Saute until they turn soft and mushy.
  • Add the chili powder and garam masala powder. Stir and fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour water enough to cover the potatoes. Cover and simmer until the aloo is fork tender.
  • Time to add the boiled eggs and cook covered until the gravy thickens. Add more water to make more gravy or evaporate the moisture to make a dry curry.
  • Taste test and adjust salt. Add chopped coriander leaves and garam masala.
  • Cover and switch off. Let the aloo anday rest for a while so they absorb the flavors better.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Anday (Potato Egg Curry)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Aloo Anday (Potato Egg Curry)

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5 stars
Excellent recipe. Great full flavour. Added some broccoli at the end and that worked well. Would add a couple of extra eggs next time. Beautiful with eggplant pickle.

good

5 stars
Egg-cellant recipe! I added some cashew milk at the end instead of coconut milk and it was soo good, thank you!!

5 stars
Very clear instructions made it easy to cook. Delicious recipe

5 stars
This was delicious !! I’m not an experienced Indian cook and my MIL hasnt been well so I found this recipe and made it, everyone loved it! Yummy!

5 stars
Hi Swasthi !!
Thanks for sharing the egg potato curry recipe. I am new to cooking, and I prepared the egg potato curry for first time. It was awesome dish. The preparation details was so clearly explained and easy to understand as appropriate for be the requirements.
Heartiest Thanks !! I will follow your your other dishes as well. Thanks again, it was really helpful.

5 stars
We’ve tried a couple recipes from your site and they were delicious. I made this one twice, just added a bit of mint.

Keep up the good work!

hi swathi, ur recipes r so good, it’s looking attractive

I was disappointed because I could not copy and paste your recipe. I tried several times, but no luck. I lived in Orissa for a couple years and was looking forward to trying it.

5 stars
Tried and got positive commands from my family as I’m newly married.. Thank you for the osum recipe. Loved it.❤

5 stars
hey Swasthi mai pakistan sai hun apki recipes boht easy or mazedar hotii hain ?apne khawatin ka azli masla “aj kia “paakaye”. Hal kardiya?

5 stars
Hello. Very nice recipe. Me n my friends really enjoyed it a lot.
Will try your other recipes.
Thank you.

5 stars
Hi SWASTHI madam.

tried this dish today for dinner , really came out well . my husband , my kid and my in-laws loved it so much . my quick question ……. CAN WE USE EGG OMELETTE INSTEAD OD USING BOILED EGG ‘COZ MY KID LIKES TO EAT OMELETTE THAN BOILED EGG . THANKL YOU .

5 stars
Loved it. Quick question: Next time: Can I add chicken cubes from some extra ‘fragrance’ just when potatoes are about done?

5 stars
Tried it today only for dinner but without potato nd it comes very well everyone liked it alot ^_^

3 stars
Nice recipes…the way you teach is very good ..l like it

your cooker veg pulao recipe was VERY tasty.

Mujhe aap ka shikane ka tareka bahut pasand aaya(pictures ke sath) ,thankyou very much

5 stars
Hi Swasthi,

Just found your blog and it is really helpful..

Your recipes seem easy and delicious.
I am going to try your egg curry recipe today (Hope it turns out fine) 😉

Have a nice day

Very useful …?

5 stars
Loved it…. Really tasty!!!!