Pudina Aalu/Minty Potatoes

When Arvind told me about this dish, I couldn’t believe my ears.. mint in potatoes!! I was almost about to say.. bleh, nay, but then he said “my mom makes this amazing dish, you should ask her for the recipe. it’s one of my favorite dish”. You can understand how my reaction instantly changed from nay to yay 😉

It’s a very simple recipe and takes no time to cook. Still, it took me a couple of times to bring the dish to the the taste that Arvind was looking for. Honestly speaking, I suck at following recipes to the T! I can’t remember measurements and I always like to give my own twist to every dish.

So, this is one such dish where the only twist I gave was to add 1/2 cup milk and that was just to cut down on the tangy-ness of the mint. It tastes best with Poori, but I am sure it will taste good with some daal and rice too. It’s not one of my fav potato dish but it’s definitely not a ‘nay’. It taste really really good!

Sharing this dish with Herbs and flowers in my platter by PJ, What’s cooking Wednesday by Shannon


  • 1 large potato, boiled and cut in small cube size
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, should be approximately 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbs garlic paste
  • 1 tbs ginger paste
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbs cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbs chilly powder
  • 1/2 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tbs mango powder/ amchur
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional)
  • salt
  • oil


Using a food processor, grind the mint and cilantro to a fine paste. Do not add any water

In a pan, heat some oil and add garlic, ginger along with some cumin seeds.

Next, add the boiled potatoes and fry them for a while, about 5 minute

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and saute for another 5 minutes

Add the mint paste and mix it properly with the potatoes.

At last, add the milk and the mango powder and then, let it cook for another 2 minutes

Serve it hot with with some poori or as a side dish with some rice and daal.

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Sandra says:

🙂 My reaction was the same when I read name of your dish..Mint and potatoes, what? But looks so good and beautiful!

Priya says:

Such a flavourful and delicious potatoes, yumm!

aipi says:

Yum..I love the minty flavor very much…so I will definitely try it 🙂

US Masala

this looks fabulous delicious combination

Padma says:

Nice combo… looks colorful and aromatic.

This recipe is perfect for using up some leftover cilantro! Great post!

Ohmygosh yum! I would love this! I can tell already! <3

Manu says:

I love mint! This dish looks very yummy… and look at those puris!!! I think the crunchiness of the puris would go very well with the softness of the potatoes. And mint is so refreshing: the perfect complement to the fried bread. Very good recipe!

Gr8 post….Your puris look amazing…:-)

Krithi says:

Love mint in any form… Your potato dish looks gorgeous…

i agree- it is indeed a simple dish but packs quite a punch–yum !

eizel says:

I luv potatoes – had this at a friend’s house for dinner once. Thanks for sharing!

Raji says:

Minty potatoes..wow definitely a yes from me.

Radhika says:

First time to ur site and loved the yummy collection of recipes. lovely dish with a minty flavor.

This looks very delicious and aromatic. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

I love the combination of mint in potatoes, but usually have it w/ peas as well. Your version is very mouthwatering!

Vimitha says:

I have done this with methi but this one calls for a trial

I’ve had mint potatoes before but your recipe here is something I definitely need to try. Not just a hint but look at that tasty green sauce: divine!

Anu says:

Simple and flavorful dish..

Mary says:

I’m not familiar with this dish but it sounds lovely. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Kanchan says:

Quite a New Version of Potato Dish .. I’ve a bunchful of pudina leaves lying in my refrigerator .. will surely try this one.

These potatoes look fabulous! I’m addicted to potatoes and love finding new ways to make them :). Have a beautiful weekend! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

I agree that mint and potatoes wouldn’t be a combination I would have thought of, but it sure sounds like it works, and the color is beautiful!