JERSEY ROYAL POTATO BUTTER MASALA | ALOO BUTTER MASALA

New Potato Butter Masala made with summery Jersey Royals is a luscious vegetarian curry with a British twist.  It has a slight sweetness to complement the silkiest of gravies. This is our new potato or aloo version of Paneer Butter Masala. 

We loved it with Restaurant Style Garlic and Coriander Naan for an indulgent meal.  


Aloo butter masala served with naans, salad and cucumber raita



JERSEY ROYAL POTATO BUTTER MASALA | ALOO BUTTER MASALA



Jersey Royal / Aloo Butter Masala



Since Robin Cook, Britains then home secretary, claimed back in 2001 that Chicken Tikka Masala is a "true British National Dish" it seems only fitting that we celebrate homegrown Jersey Royals in a beautifully mellow curry. 

✓Suitable for vegetarians

✓A curry to "wow" guests

✓A wonderful Jersey Royal recipe

✓ Won't find in any restaurant 






🥔 Jersey Royal New Potatoes 



Jersey Royals are the highlight of Spring in the UK. These new potatoes are grown exclusively on the island of Jersey and they have a Protected Designation of Origin so they cannot be grown anywhere else. Jersey Royals are sold in Jersey and mainland UK. 

Their season runs from April to June when they are most plentiful. They are primarily described as having a nutty flavour and delicate skin. These potatoes are perfect for the thick curry as they hold their shape and do not go mushy. 



What is the difference between Butter Masala and Tikka Masala?



In Butter Masala, the main ingredients are not marinated where in Tikka Masala, they are left to marinate in the spices. 

In Butter Masala, a lot of butter and cream is used and the curry is mildly spiced. In Tikka Masala, strong spices and tomatoes are used more heavily. Because of this Tikka Masala recipes are redder in colour and Butter Masala is lighter. 

We love making our Paneer Tikka Masala in the Microwave

Sometimes, we like Paneer Makhanwala which is the same as Paneer Butter Masala.


🧈 Aloo Butter Masala Ingredients

Here are all the ingredients you'll need to make this tasty curry.

1. New Potatoes - wash the potatoes and lightly rub off some of the skin. Do not peel the skin

2. Butter - if you use salted butter, then adjust the seasoning accordingly. We used unsalted (vegan use vegetable ghee)

3. Double cream and whole milk (for vegan version use non-dairy ingredients)

4. Onion, garlic, green chillies, ginger 

5. Tomatoes - crushed. Use fresh tomatoes if possible as tinned tomatoes will make the gravy redder in colour

6. Cashew nuts - adds lots of richness, creaminess and nuttiness to the dish

7. Mustard and cumin seeds

8. Whole spices - Bay leaf, clove, cinnamon stick

9. Masala - Cardamom powder, red chilli powder, ground cumin and coriander, garam masala

10. Dried fenugreek leaves - known as kasoori or kasturi methi which adds this unique and restaurant-style flavours to the dish.



📝How to make - step by step and video

Note-please follow step by step instructions, full printable recipe card with the exact measurement is at the bottom of this post)

Boil or steam potatoes according to packet instructions. Once cooked, rub off some of the skin and leave aside. (pic 1)

In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds and once they splutter. (pic 2)

Add roughly chopped onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies and tomatoes and cashew nuts. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Transfer mixture into a blender and blend until smooth (add water if needed) (pic 3)

Heat butter in the same pan and add whole spices. (pic 4)


Recipe of aloo butter masala is shown step by step

Pour over the blended mixture and cook for a few minutes. (pic 5)

Add the dried spices apart from Garam masala and cook until the oil rises to the surface. (pic 6)


Add the milk and cream to the pan and bring to a boil. (pic 7)


Add salt and sugar and cardamom powder (pic 8)


aloo butter masala recipe is shown step by step


Add the boiled/steamed potatoes Allow the curry to cook for 2/3 minutes. (pic 9)


Add fenugreek leaves and garam masala, turn off the heat. Let the curry sit for 5 minutes to thicken and garnish with fresh coriander. (pic 10)





🥗 Can I make this vegan?

Yes, you can and it tastes so good too. Replace all the dairy ingredients with a vegan alternative. 


🍛 Side dish and serving suggestions 

Best to serve this delicious curry hot, garnish it with the finely chopped coriander and drizzle some cream or knob of butter on top. 

Potatoes being full of carb, I would recommend serving this with protein-packed such as Dhaba style Daal Fry or Red Kidney Bean and Coconut Curry

Serve with sides like Kashmiri Bhindi or Do Pyaaza Baingan (aubergine)

Pair it with Peshwari Naan to add that royal touch to your meal. 


🥫How to store leftovers

Fridge - This curry keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days. As it contains potatoes, as soon as it is cold, place in the fridge. Cover well to prevent the smell of the curry settling on other foods

Freezer - you can freeze this curry. However, to re-heat, allow the curry to defrost naturally, otherwise, the potatoes may lose their texture and shape. 




potato butter masala served with naans



More potato recipes



1. Marwari dum aloo - pantry staple baby potato curry

2. Easy potato chips curry

3. Aloo aur pyaaz ke parathe- potatoes and onion paratha

4. Dahi wale aloo -Potatoes in yogurt gravy

5. Goda dum aloo

6. Maru's Bhajia - crispy potato fritters

7. Smashed potato chaat



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📖 RECIPE CARD


Jersey royal potato, new potato recipe, aloo butter masala, butter masala recipe
Mains
British Indian
Aloo Butter Masalahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi3Tm0bm0uUNew Potato Butter Masala made with summery Jersey Royals is a luscious vegetarian curry with a British twist. It has a slight sweetness to complement the silkiest of gravies. This is our new potato or aloo version of Paneer Butter Masala.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi3Tm0bm0uU2020-05-27
Yield: 4 SERVINGS
Author:

Jersey Royal Potato Butter Masala | Aloo Butter Masala

Jersey Royal Potato Butter Masala | Aloo Butter Masala

New Potato Butter Masala made with summery Jersey Royals is a luscious vegetarian curry with a British twist. It has a slight sweetness to complement the silkiest of gravies
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 40 M

Ingredients:

Equipment/Tools
  • Heavy bottom pan/kadai
  • Spatula 
  • 450g Tesco Jersey Royal potatoes 
  • 3tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 thin green chillies
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup double cream
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Boil or steam potatoes according to packet instructions. Once cooked, rub off some of the skin and leave aside
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds and once they splutter, add roughly chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and green chillies and tomatoes and cashew nuts. Sauté until tomatoes are mushy but ensure it doesn’t burn. Turn off the heat and allow mixture to cool.
  4. Transfer mixture into a blender and blend until smooth (add water if needed)
  5. Heat butter in the same pan and add whole spices and pour over the blended mixture and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the dried spices apart from Garam masala and cook until the oil rises to the surface.
  7. Add the milk and cream to the pan and bring to a boil.
  8. Add salt and sugar, fenugreek leaves and cardamom powder
  9. Add the boiled/steamed potatoes.
  10. Allow the curry to cook for 2/3 minutes. 
  11. Add the Garam masala and turn off the heat. Let the curry sit for 5 minutes to thicken and garnish with fresh coriander.

notes:

you may strain the onion-tomato sauce for extra silky gravy just like they serve in Indian restaurants.
Calories
427.44
Fat (grams)
28.54
Sat. Fat (grams)
10.72
Carbs (grams)
39.99
Fiber (grams)
5.29
Net carbs
34.70
Sugar (grams)
9.63
Protein (grams)
7.19
Sodium (milligrams)
286.12
Cholesterol (grams)
43.02
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
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11 comments

  1. Well, I am a potato lover. Masala is a favourite here too. This would be one tasty dinner for any night of the week.

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  2. I've never heard of Jersey Royal potatoes, but now I absolutely want to try them ESPECIALLY for this recipe! I absolutely love potatoes, so I'm always up for a delicious new way to enjoy them!

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  3. I LOVE potatoes and Masala is great, too, so I think this is a dish for me! It looks so incredibly creamy.

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  4. All of this information is new to me but I am intrigued. I love trying new recipes -- makes life exciting right? The list of spices has my mouth watering. I'm adding this recipe to my "to make" list this week. I can't wait.

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  5. Always keen to try new potato recipes, this one was a hit last Friday! Delicious, easy and impossible to stop eating!

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  6. What a great dinner recipe dear. Big fan of butter masala and sounds amazing with also.

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  7. This looks like a tasty and filling dish with a great combination of spices. Thanks!

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  8. Wow, I've never heard of this dish, but it looks really good! Easy to make too!

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  9. This potato butter masala looks so flavorful! I love all of the ingredients that you chose, especially the spices because I have all of those on hand to make this dish.

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  10. I love a good curry dish. I have never tried this one but it looks delicious and easy. I also love that there is potatoes in this one. Can't wait to try it this week.

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  11. Potato is my addiction. I love it in any form. With this creamy buttery curry it looks super addictive.

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