Ya, these 3 years have made me a (well, I shud not say expert) fairly decent cook... And here I m sharing one of my favourite Sabji.... Chutney Wale Aaloo... This is a nice change from the usual gravies that we make with onion and tomato
See, I dont take the ownership for inventing these.... Some are from books / websites and some passed on from mom / sis / MIL / SIL etc etc...
Word of caution...this is not for people who dont like the smell of pudina / coriander.
Serves 3 - 4 people
*Baby potatoes (say about 15 pieces ) - in case not available, can take equivalent amount of normal potatoes cut into small pieces.
Boiled and peeled.
* 2 medium sized onions - made into a paste (can add a bit of ginger to this)
*2 small tomatoes - cut into medium size pieces.
*2 tbsp curd - beaten well
*3 cashewnuts - soaked for 15 minutes and made into a paste
* Jeera (cumin) - 1 Tsp
*chilly powder - 1 Tsp
*Garam Masala - 1/2 Tsp
*Salt - as per taste
*Oil - About 4 Tbsp
*Amchur powder (or raw mango powder) - 1/2 Tsp
*Sugar - 1/2 Tsp
*Fresh coriander (one measuring cup) - chopped
*Fresh Pudina (mint) leaves (half cup) - chopped
*Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Blend together into a paste and keep aside.
1. Heat 3 Tbsp oil and add the boiled potatoes and cook. Keep aside
2. Heat 1 Tbsp Oil. Add Jeera and when they become brown, add the onion paste and cook for 2 - 3 minutes on low heat.
3. Add curd and cashew paste and cook for 1 - 2 minutes on low heat.
4. Add the green chutney and chilly powder. Cook till the mixture turns dry.
5. Add a cup of water and wait till it comes to boil.
6. Add the cooked potatoes an salt. Cook on low heat (uncovered) for about 5 minutes.
7. Add tomatoes and Garam Masala. Stir for 2 minutes.
IT IS DONE!
Serve hot with Phulka!
Well, I am experimenting with Kofta today... Will post the recipe, if it turns out well!