Tilwale Aloo

Tilwale Aloo Recipe | Learn how to make Tilwale Aloo No Onion No Garlic Recipe


Here I am today sharing a very simple, easy and nutritious Tilwale Aloo recipe . It is made with potatoes and sesame seeds and peanuts with minimum spices.

This simple VEGAN an GLUTEN-FREE FRIENDLY dish though has minimum spices but it is bursting with so much of flavor and aroma.  I love to have it just like that with some sweet yogurt on side.

The recipe is KID’S FRIENDLY too, as you can adjust the chilies in the recipe to suit your preference.

And the best part is that you can always adjust the spices here as per your tastebuds and also make it during fasting days.

With hot ajwain parathas or poori it makes a mini festive meal with a simple raita on side.

The dish is best to consume in winters as Sesame seeds have body warming properties. It’s winter time here and the best time to post this side dish.

So Let’s see how to make this delicious and super simple side dish Tilwale Aloo

Ingredients for Tilwale Aloo


Who doesn’t like potatoes?? These are life savers when there are no veggies available and are budget friendly too. Though many people think these are not the healthy option but when potatoes are prepared in a healthy way these make a delicious filling meal. Potatoes are low in fat and sodium and are a rich source of fibers, antioxidants and carbohydrates.

A humble potato dish along with Dal Rice or Dal chapati serves a comforting filling meal. Kid’s love dishes with potatoes and moms can serve it without any guilt as it made in very less oil and has crunchy peanuts and nutty sesame seeds which are loaded with health friendly ingredients.

Few of the recipes on the blog with potatoes- Chutney wale Aloo, Cajun Potatoes, Aloo Matar, Rasewale Aloo Tamatar, Aloo Paratha , Moong Dal Stuffed Aloo Tikki, Aloo Gobhi, Aloo Shakarkandi ki Chaat, Vartwale Aloo, Potato Wedges, Crispy Honey Chili Potatoes 


Peanuts are the rich source of plant based proteins. Rich in minerals and vitamins these are the popular among all the age groups. These are not only relished as snacks but also added in many dishes to enhance the flavor and nutrient value.

Some of the recipes with peanuts on the blog– Crispy Masala Peanuts, Corn Peanut Chaat, Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Thalipeeth, Coconut Chutney/Idli Chutney, Lemon Rice, Sabudana Vada

Sesame Seeds

Tiny Sesame seeds are the powder house of nutrients. These are an integral part of winter diet in India. Sesame Seeds are rich in oil, fibers, antioxidants. Tough these are consumed in small amounts but these help to strengthen the bones, promote hair growth and boasts skin health.

Some of the recipes with sesame seeds/til on the blog- Til and Khus Khus ki Chikki in Coconut Sugar, Til Khoya Ladoos/Til Bugga, Til Patti/Tilkut, Flax Seed Chutney, Air Fried Crispy Vegetable (Chinese Style)

Spices and Herbs

Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Curry Leaves, Fresh Coriander Leaves(not in pic).


For the recipe I used baby potatoes but you can also use your regular potatoes. Cut boiled potatoes in cubes.

Detailed ingredients and method in Recipe Card

Steps for Tilwale Aloo

Tagging Tilwale Aloo to my Monday Facebook group Foodie Monday Bloghop, to this week’s theme- Sesame Seeds. The theme was suggested by Mayuri Patel ji who blogs at Mayuri’s Jikoni. Checkout her blog for lots of delicious healthy and nutritious recipes from across the globe. I have bookmarked few of her recipes to try out, like this delicious one pot meal Vegetarian Moussaka . She made for the theme these crispy and crunchy Italian Sesame Cookies.

Serving Suggestions

These potatoes taste best when served fresh. Pair it with Dal Rice or chapatis  or ajwain parathas. Pair it with pooris and these make a delicious filling breakfast to start the day.

Or, you can serve it as snack/starter with some chutney for your parties.

Tilwale Aloo

Tilwale Aloo Recipe | Learn how to make Tilwale Aloo No Onion No Garlic Recipe
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 12-15 Baby Potatoes
  • 2-3 tbsp Sesame Seeds/Til
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts with Skin
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1-2 Green Chilies
  • 1" Ginger Piece
  • a pinch Asafetida/Hing use Gluten-free for Gluten-free version
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Kalonji/Onion Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional as required
  • 1-2 tbsp Mustard Oil or any Plant based oil
  • Salt as per taste


  • Wash the potatoes very nicely and get rid of al the sand and dust on it.
  • Pressure Cook potatoes till one whistle. Let the pressure go off naturally. Open the lid.
  • Drain the water and let the potatoes cool completely. Peel potatoes.
  • Coarsely grind the peanuts.
  • In a kadhai heat oil on medium flame.
  • Add hing/asafetida and then cumin seeds.
  • Add ginger green chilli paste. Also add curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds.
  • Then add fennel seeds and onion seeds(saunf and kalunji).
  • Now add baby potatoes and peanuts. Roast for 12 minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally add sesame seeds and mix lightly. Toss potatoes for few seconds. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas or dal rice and chapatis.


Use regular potatoes instead of baby potatoes. Cut into boiled and peeled potatoes in cubes and then use in recipe. 
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Do try my version of Tilwale Aloo for your day today lunch, special occasions or gatherings and on festivals. It is a no onion garlic recipe you can have it on fasting days.

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17 thoughts

  1. Wow these baby potatoes looking super yummy with nutty taste of till and peanuts. Loved the aroma and taste of saunf & onion seeds in it. Healthy treat for potato lovers..

  2. Til wale aloo looks lipsmackingly delicious Swaty. Loved this easy to make and simple yet flavour potatoes. Nigella seeds and fennel seeds definitely gives a lovely flavor with nutty aroma of til. I would love to have it bowlful as tea time snacks.

  3. Anything with potatoes is always welcome in the home and this looks so delicious and flavorful with roasted peanuts and sesame. Perfect to enjoy as a side dish with rice or roti.

  4. Tilwale aloo looks irresistible. I loved the addition of nigella seeds and fennel . This is bursting with flavours. I love potatoes and this is so perfect for me to gorge on.

  5. Potato is always welcomed at our place, and sounds like a very flavourful way to make them. This is a completely new recipe for me. Love the addition of sesame seeds, kalonji and fennel here – must have elevated the taste of the sabzi to new heights altogether!

  6. Swaty, absolutely love your version of the tilwale aloo. I sometimes make them for fasting day to enjoy on their own with yogurt. Like how you’ve also added fennel and nigella seeds. Must be adding so much flavour to potatoes.

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