Dahi Ke Aloo (Potato and Yogurt Soup)

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Dahi Ke Aloo (Potato and Yogurt Soup)
Dahi Ke Aloo (Potato and Yogurt Soup)
Prerna Singh

Dahi Ke Aloo (Potato and Yogurt Soup)

Dahi is Hindi for yogurt and aloo means potatoes. When potatoes are cooked in tangy and creamy yogurt with a few simple spices they become Dahi Ke Aloo. I call it potato and yogurt soup. My mom serves it with hot and crisp, fresh-out-of-the-griddle rotis; I served it with some fresh baguettes.

4
Servings
275
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 cups yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)

Directions

Place the potatoes in a large pot with plenty of cold water and set over high heat. Cover with a lid and cook until fork-tender, about 50 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and in a bowl, thoroughly mash one of the potatoes. In the same bowl, mash the other potatoes to bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt and water, leaving no lumps. Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot over high heat. Add the cumin seeds. Once they start to pop, add the turmeric and coriander. Mix the spices together and add the potatoes immediately. Stir to combine.

Stir in the thinned yogurt and mix well to combine. Bring the soup to a nice rolling boil and then season with salt, to taste. Remove from the heat. Serve hot or lukewarm with additional olive oil and the red pepper flakes, if using.

Aloo Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Aloo Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
33µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
7.6%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.5%
Vitamin C
43mg
71%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.1%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
189mg
19%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
71mg
18%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
245mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
1120mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.5%
Sodium
1068mg
45%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
1mg
10%

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