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Aloo Kabli Recipe-Kolkata Street Food

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    Aloo kabli is a dish which comes from Bengali cuisine and it is very much popular throughout the India. If you are fond of street food, then today’s recipe is only for you. Our today’s menu is aloo kabli. If you love to eat a Bengali cuisine and want to try something new, then Alu Kabli would be the right choice for you. Aloo kabli is recipe prepared with simple ingredients like potatoes, tomatoes and the combination of spices which are easily available at home. I love to eat aloo kabli and phuchka too.Here in Mumbai it is very hard to find out one Aloo Kabli wala with the authentic taste of this once popular street food of Bengal, but it is really easy to find out in Kolkata.

    Aloo Kabli
    Aloo Kabli

    One of my bengali friend and my Husband told me, aloo kabli was a famous between the school going kids, but now aloo kabli lost its popularity, it’s not that crazy stuff between the school goers anymore. And I am also bengali bahu so my family is a foodie family and we almost make every Bengali recipes at home, so making aloo kabli is not exceptional for us. As this is very easy to make, so you can serve this delicious recipe on occasions like lunch, birthday and even on a family get-together. The sweet and spicy flavor will surely be a treat for your friends and family. One good thing about this recipe is that it requires very less efforts and very few ingredients. It is easy, quick, healthy, tasty and the time saving recipe.

    My Story of Aloo Kabli

    So, let’s start story. A street food is always tempting food for me. Last year I went to Kolkata for Durga Puja. Durga puja is a very famous cultural festival of West Bengal. It is also called durgostava an annual Hindu festival which is celebrates in October month, it marks a populer festival in India. In overall India at the same time we celebrates Navratri too. You will get to see many decorative pandala’s over there. Durga puja is a festival for a worship of goddess Durga. It is a festive of joy, lights, beautiful decorations, different kind of food preparation and many more.

    Aloo kabli
    Aloo Kabli

    I went to see all the famous pandals for durgs puja in Kolkata, I had many type of food. In this period of durga puja I have ate Aloo Kabli first time, it was an amazing experinece, I also eate Phuchka. That was an memorable experience of authenric taste of bengali street food, I will never ever forget that taste in my life. I am sharing with you same recipe of aloo kabli, means I will try my best to do so. If you are curious how to make aloo kabli at home? then try this recipe you will get you are answer with satisfaction.One of my Bengali friend told me, a Spicy aloo chaat is a very popular street food, might remind you of your school days. In kolkata it is known as aloo kabli. It is a preparation of potatos, onion and tomatos with spices.

    It is a bengali street food that is served on the leaves of the Shaal tree, it’s called “Shaal Pata” in Bengali. These leaves are usually formed into coned and secured with a toothpick. As I told you I like to eat Puchka also, Puchka reminds me my college days. When I was in hostel, me and my roommates used to eat 5-7 plats puchka at one time, in Nashik, Maharashtra we called it panipuri. Aloo kabli they serve it with sweet & spicy chutney and the green chilies mix to create an smell of freshness. It is combination of the spices that make it a brilliant hot and spicy combination, and of course the potato add to the joy of having it.

    Aloo kabli
    Aloo Kabli

    Alu kabli have a magical taste. It gives me magical and refreshing and stir up all the marvelous cravings for the tasty and flavors of street food. I love to eat aloo kabli. I always ask my husband to come with me to have this aloo kabli and of course phuchka. It is really fabulous combination of spices, sweet and tangy chutney. So try this recipe at home and enjoy the delicious food. It is an easy recipe. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant also and you can easily prepare this at your home. So let’s try this recipe at home.

    • Serve For : 2 People
    • Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time : 5 Minutes
    • Total Time : 15 Minutes

    Ingredients for Aloo Kabli

    • 4 Boiled Potatoes
    • 1 Bowl Chopped coriander leaves
    • 2 Chopped onion
    • 1 tsp Red chili powder
    • 1/2 Lemon Juice
    • 1 tsp Coriander powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 Chopped Tomato
    • 3-4 Green Chili
    • 1 tsp Garam masala
    • Tamarind
    • Salt
    • Water

    Process for Aloo Kabli


    Step 1: Take one deep pan or cooker is also fine add potatoes and water in it and boil the potatoes. Remember we don’t want over boiled or smooth potatoes. We want 60% boiled potatoes.

    Step 2: Now take onion, tomato, green chillis and coriander leaves wash it well. Cut this all veggies in thin slices, as given in image. Don’t chopped square shape onion or tomato.

     Tamarind  Water
    Tamarind Water

    Step 3: Take tamarind in one Bowl add half cup of water in it. Crush tamarind in water. This tamarind water will give a authentic Bengali aloo kabli taste to your dish.

    Aloo Kabli Preparation

    Step 4: Now take one mixing bowl cut the potatoes and add in mixing bowl. Now add chopped onion, tomato and green chili in this potatoes. Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt in potatoes. Last but not the list add Tamarind water in this mixture.

    Your aloo kabli is ready, garnish coriander leaves on it. Aloo kabli is an easy recipe which doesn’t take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Aloo kabli takes 10 minute. As whole Maharashtra celebration “Ashadhi Ekadashi” today, this is very special for people who leaves in hostel, it is very easy, tasty and less time consuming dish for break your fast. The aroma of this Aloo kabli make you more hungry and you could not stop yourself from having this again and again. Try this recipe at home and I really want to know how was it.

    Additional Information

    • If you want then add more chili for spiciness.
    • But if you have any stomach related problem the add green or red only one type of chili in minimal amount.
    • To reduce spiciness add lemon juice and salt.

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