Chilli potatoes (recipe)

Chilli potatoes is a savoury Indian dish. It is easy to make and requires simple ingredients available all year round.


  • 3 medium sized potatoes;
  • 1 big onion;
  • garlic – 8 cloves;
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes;
  • 1 big  green bell pepper;
  • tomato sauce (ketchup) – 3 tablespoons;
  • sabji masala (vegetable spice) – 1 heaped teaspoon;
  • vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons;
  • salt – according to your taste.

Ingredients for chilli potatoes


Preparation steps

1. Fried potatoes

  1. Peel  potatoes and cut in slices or long pieces (like french fries).
  2. Heat oil in a deep frying pan, add potatoes and little salt.
  3. Fry potatoes till they turn golden.
  4. Put potatoes aside in a plate for a while. (If you used too much oil, use a skimmer to take out the fried potatoes).

Fried potatoes for chilli potatoes

2. Preparing the rest of the ingredients

  1. Chop onion or cut in in half circles (preferably);
  2. Chop garlic.
  3. Cut bell pepper in long pieces
  4. Peel tomatoes and mash it. (You can use a grater).

3. Final frying

Frying onion, garlic, bellpepper for chilli potatoes

  1. Use the same deep frying pan, heat little oil.
  2. Add onions, garlic and bell pepper.
  3. Mix and fry everyting for about 10 minutes on meddium flame.
  4. Add mashed tomatoes, tomato sauce, masala (spice), salt according to your taste and mix all.
  5. Add 1/4 glass of water.
  6. Mix everything and keep on high flame for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Add potatoes. mix all and fry for another 5 minutes.

Serve chilli potatoes with roti (chapatti) or rice. Enjoy your meal!

Deilcious chilli potatoes

Another variation of chilli potatoes is chilli paneer. Check out the recipe here.