Saunf Aloo (Fennel Potato Curry) Recipe

Madhuri Aggarwal
Saunf Aloo (Fennel Potato Curry) Recipe
1695 ratings.

Sauf Aloo is a Punjabi gravy based dish in which potatoes are cooked with the goodness of creamy sauce and fennel seeds. It is best for the people who do not prefer onion and garlic in their meals. Saul Aloo can be made in a jiffy and yet tastes elaborate, making it a perfect weeknight preparation.

Serve Sauf Aloo along with Amritsari Dal and Whole Wheat lachha Paratha for a weekday meal. 

You can also try other potato recipes like Aloo Bhey Ki Sabzi Recipe and Dubki Wale Aloo Recipe.


Cuisine: Punjabi
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


6 Servings


  • 5 Potatoes (Aloo) , halved with skin
  • 2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , crushed
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream , or 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped

How to make Saunf Aloo (Fennel Potato Curry) Recipe

  1. To begin with Saunf Aloo, heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and crushed fennel seeds till the fennel seeds turns golden in colour.

  2. Now add the potatoes and mix it properly with the masala. Sauce it for 2-3 minutes and then add enough water to cover the potatoes in the cooker.

  3. Switch the heat after two whistles and once the pressure is released, open the lid of the pressure cooker.

  4. The next step is to add the cream or milk and mash a few potatoes to get a thicker consistency. Let it cook for 5 more minutes or until the cooker releases 2 more whistles.

  5. Garnish the Saunf Aloo with some roasted saunf and chopped coriander. 

  6. Serve Sauf Aloo along with Amritsari Dal and Whole Wheat lachha Paratha for a weekday meal.

Read Hindi version of the same recipe -> सौंफ आलू रेसिपी - Saunf Aloo Recipe