Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chatpati Aloo

Potatoes are the easiest veggies to cook and commonly available. Chatpati aloo is a spicy,tangy potato gravy curry.Thank you Reena for Inputs relating to this recipe.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 25-30 mins


Baby potatoes/potatoes 1/2kg
Onion 1
Green chilli 2
Ginger 1tsp
Refined cooking oil 4tsp
Tomato paste 2tsp
Redchilli powder 1tsp
Dhania powder 1tsp
Garam masala 1tsp
Tamrind paste 1tsp
Salt to taste

Fresh and chopped coriander to garnish


Boil/pressure cook ½ kg potatoes or baby potatoes and set aside to cool. Once cool, peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. In case of baby potatoes, just peeling will do.

Make a fine paste of Onion,green chilli and ginger.

In a kadai/pan(Bandli/mookudu), heat 4 tsp oil.Add the above ground paste and fry till light brown.

Once the onion paste is done, add a tsp each pf tomato paste,red chilli powder, dhania powder and mix well.cook for 2 mins.

Add the boiled potatoes and mix well.Add 1 tsp of tamarind paste and mix again. Add salt to taste.Leave to cook upto 7-10 mins. Add water if thinner gravy is required.

Garnish with fresh and chopped coriander.


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