Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch
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Alu Kangmet – A Manipuri Potato Dish

Today, Let’s travel to Manipur, a North eastern state of India. Their Cuisine is similar to South East/ Central East/ Polynesia. We are going to see Alu Kangmet, simple potato dish named .

Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch

Manipur Cuisine

Manipur Cuisine mainly use rice, fish and leafy vegetables. The taste is different from other regions of India as they use various aromatic herbs and roots particular to that region.


So you would be thinking why Manipuri suddenly. It’s because, this month challenge from our FB group Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge is cuisine from Manipur. Else I wouldn’t have been trying. Glad I’m part of this group as I’m challenging myself to try different cuisine. I have talked about this group and how it works in this post. Likewise this time I’m paired with Aruna, a versatile blogger from India. She blogs a variety of vegetarian dishes in her blog Aahaaram Online. Check her blog to see lip smacking dishes.

shhh secretly cooking challenge

Alu Kangmet

This dish needs just 4 basic ingredients. Alu Kangmet is a potato dish made with mashed potato. Alu /Aloo means Potato. When I tried for first time, was doubtful about its taste. But it tasted great with rice.

Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch

Let the name not confuse you. Simply this dish is a mashed potato sauteed with red chili.This is usually served with Manipur style Puri. I served with rice. Potato Podimas is a similar type of side dish you can try.

How did I made this

Making this dish is so easy and can be made in a jiffy. Boil and mash potatoes. Saute in oil with crushed dry red chilies and salt. That’s it. So easy right? But don’t suspect the taste. Do try for yourself and thank me later.

Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch

Other Indian Side Dish for you

Zunka

Baby Potato Roast

Aviyal

Black Chickpeas Ivygourd Masala

Pudalangai Kootu

Mixed Veggies Stir fry

Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch

Ingredients

Potato – 2 Medium Sized

Dry Red Chili flakes – 2 tsp

Salt – As required

Vegetable oil – 1 tsp

Method

  • Boil and mash potato. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mashed potato ,red chili flakes and salt.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve as side dish.

Notes

  1. In the original recipe, they roasted whole dry red chili and crushed it to use. I used red chili flakes.
  2. Adjust dry red chili as per your requirement.

Recipe adapted from here.

Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch
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5 from 18 votes

Alu Kangmet - Mashed Potato Stir fry

Alu Kangmet is a potato dish made with mashed potato. Alu /Aloo means Potato. This dish needs just 4 basic ingredients. Serve with Puri or rice.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Alu Kangmet, Easy, Indian, Lunch, Potato, Side dish, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Lathiya Shanmugasundaram

Ingredients

  • 2 nos Potatos Medium Sized
  • 2 Tsp Dry Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • Salt As required

Instructions

  • Boil and mash potato. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mashed potato ,red chili flakes and salt.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve as side dish.

Notes

  1. In the original recipe, they roasted whole dry red chili and crushed it to use. I used red chili flakes.
  2. Adjust dry red chili as per your requirement.
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Alu Kangmet, mashed potato stir fry, vegetarian,indian,side dish,vegan,easy,under 30 minutes,lunch

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56 Comments

  1. Heyy!!! I made aloo kangmet too for this month’s theme 🙂 When I saw the recipe, I knew this was one! Had never done mashed potatoes with spicy mustard oil tempering and we loved it! It’s a perfect side, like you say.

    1. How lovely recipe is this, isn’t it? I loved it and amazed by this recipes simplicity..Will check yours…Thank you dear

  2. Yummy and easy recipe.. Even I prepared the same and loved it. Such a versatile recipe which can be used in many ways.

  3. I think potatoes are a universal food. I think these look delicious.

  4. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m sure it would pair beautifully with some parathas or rasam rice. 🙂

  5. What an easy way of upping the flavor of mashed potatoes. This looks really good!

  6. I’m a huge fan of mashed potatoes, so this sounds super delicious. I’ll definitely have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love anything with potatoes so this recipe has me excited to try something new. I also love the spice from the red chili flakes making this dish the perfect amount of heat.

  8. I am a potato lover. This sounds delicious to me. I love trying foods from around the world. This is the perfect side to so many proteins.

    1. Absolutely, this pairs with any …Thank you 😊

  9. This is my kind of recipe! I love simple recipes that use very few ingredients, but have lots of taste and flavour. I love the idea of spicing up my mashed potatoes. I’ve never had spicy mashed potatoes and can’t wait to try this!

    1. Thank you so much…hope you give this a try…like to know your feedback when you try

  10. Sounds like a wonderful take on mashed potatoes. I love recipe challenges.

  11. I love potato in any way. This looks simple yet delicious. I would love to try it and enjoy with dal chawal. Lovely share.

  12. Linda

    Sounds like such a different way to fix potatoes! I love that they are spiced up and it would make a great side dish to a grilled meat or fish. Thanks for introducing me to this regional cuisine.

  13. I love how simple and easy this is. Plus, I’m always a huge fan of potato dishes 🙂

  14. What a fun challenge and you got a chance to explore food from different regions. This potato sounds so good and goes well with my dinner tonight!

    1. That’s awesome..love to know how it turned..Thank you

  15. Our country is full of dishes that are so similar yet so different. You have celebrated both ingredients I gave you, and are tempting me to make this mashed potato curry today. 🙂

    1. That’s so sweet of you Aruna..Thank you

  16. I love how simple this dish is! Definitely adding this to our rotation. My youngest loves mashed potatoes.

  17. What a great way to add lots of flavour to mashed potatoes. Love that this is so easy too! Going to pin for later!

  18. I would love this mushed potato stir fry inside a French bread. That’s looks great and can be made in no time.

  19. I am all ready to travel to Manipur! And I am definitely excited about trying Alu Kangmet – can’t wait! 🙂

  20. I don’t think I have ever tried Alu Kangmet before. But Manipur cuisine looks like something I would be keen to discover more. Thank you!

  21. I’m seeing a variety of Alu Kangmet from our blogger friends. Each one is just a tad different from the other, and again from the various aloo pitikas and aloo bhartas, and aloo chokhas that abound in every region of India! This Alu Kangmet with the roasted dried red chilies of the original or the red chilli flakes in your version, sounds one of the best!

    1. I agree with you absolutely..Thank you so much

  22. The mention of easy aloo recipe and I am sold! This is totally my kinda sabzi and I would go berserk with the quantity of red chillies.

    1. That’s so lovely Vidya…Thank you

  23. Veena Krishnakumar

    Another aloo kangmet. Amazing to see so many variations. This looks so delicious and beautifully framed

  24. I love potato in any form ,your dish looks yummy and simply to prepare.

  25. Alu kangmet, now you girls are surely tempting me to make this dish asap! Simple and so flavorful. However, will not be able to handle too much chillis.

    1. Thank you dear..mine was not that spicy but yes,definitely you can adjust as per your spice level

  26. Love potaote and this simple and quick dish looks perfect for me

  27. An

    Such a simple dish with minimal number of ingredients. I am sure it makes a perefect side dish. I will definitely try this recipe”

  28. Love the simplicity of the dish. I can happily use this potato stuffing in my paratha or simply pair it with dal chawal.

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