Saatvik Aloo Tamatar

“Saatvik” is derived from the word ‘Sattva’, which means clean, natural and pure. During Navratri we usually prefer to have saatvik food, it is light on spices and good for cleansing the body. This recipe is for Saatvik Aloo Tamatar, which goes perfectly well with  Kuttu Cheela

Also try: Kuttu Cheela, Sama Rice Pulao or Sama Rice Kheer.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2-3


  1. Potato – 2 medium (peeled and cut into cubes)
  2. Tomato – 2 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Ginger – 1/2 inch (grated)
  4. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  5. Green Cardamom – 2
  6. Clove – 2
  7. Black Peppercorn – 4-5
  8. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  10. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  11. Water – 1.5 cup
  12. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 tbsp
  13. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Saatvik Aloo Tamatar:

  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add green cardamom, cloves and black peppercorn, saute till aromatic
  2. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  3. Add ginger and green chilli. Saute till aromatic
  4. Add tomatoes, coriander powder and ground black pepper. Mix and cook till ghee starts to separate
  5. Add potatoes, salt and water. Mix and close the lid. Turn the flame to medium-high and cook for 3-4 whistles
  6. Once pressure settles down open the lid and mash the potatoes a little. Add coriander leaves and mix. Your Saatvik Aloo Tamatar is ready.


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