Aloo

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Aloo is a South Asian term for potatoes.

It can be found in the name of a number of dishes:

  • Aloo gobi, potatoes and cauliflower
  • Aloo gosht, potatoes and meat in shorba gravy
  • Dum aloo, fried potatoes with gravy
  • Saag aloo, fried potatoes with spinach curry
  • Aloo mutter, potatoes and peas in tomato gravy
  • Aloo pie, a fried pastry filled with potatoes and vegetables
  • Aloo posto, potatoes cooked with a paste of poppy seeds
  • Aloo paratha, an unleavened bread stuffed with mashed potatoes
  • Vindaloo, a spicy curry derived from carne de vinha d'alhos. The dish is sometimes served with potatoes due to the phonetic similarity between Hindi "aloo" (potato) and Portuguese "alhos" (garlic).