Monday, 28 May 2012

Kasurimethi Aloo Dum

Ingredients
12 -14 small round potatoes or normal potatoes diced into big chunks (Boiled and Peeled)
1/4 cup onion paste
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
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1/4 cup of tomato puree
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon red chilli pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin Powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Bay leaves
2 Green chillies, whole
Salt to taste
2 + 2 tablespoons of Oil


Ingredients For garnishing

kasurimethi, fresh and chopped
2 Green chilies.

Method


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, add the potatoes, a pinch of turmeric powder, and salt. Saute the potatoes till they are light golden. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and keep aside.

In the same frying pan, add the other 2 tablespoon of oil, add the bay leaves and afetr few seconf add the onion, ginger paste and saute for a few minutes until the paste turns golden and the raw smell goes away on low heat.

Add the tomato puree and sauté till nicely blended with the onion-ginger paste.

Add the remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder , salt and sugar . Saute the entire mixture well, cover and let it simmer on low heat until the masala-mix is thickened (takes about 10 min).

Now add the potatoes and the 2 green chilies and mix everything well with the masala adding just a little water. Cover and let it simmer on low/medium heat for another 15 minutes until the masala has coated the potatoes well and is thick and garam masala powder.

When done, garnish with fresh kasurimethi, green chilies

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