My mom would often make Dum Aloo at home during my childhood days.
I had a bunch of potatoes in my pantry that needed attention. I am bored of cooking and eating the usual suspects (read dishes) for lunch/dinner. So, after so many years, I decided to try my luck with a new recipe.
1. 2-3 potatoes, boiled, peeled, haved, forked, then pan fried.
2. 1 onion grated
3. 1 pod garlic
4. cashewnuts, a handful
5. Dry roasted cloves, peppercorn, poppy seeds, and cinnamon
6. yogurt, 1 cup, whisked
7. 1 tsp cumin seeds
8. 1 bay leaf
9. 1 pinch of heeng
10. tomato paste, 3-4 tsp
11. 1 tsp Cumin powder
12. 1 tsp Coriander powder
13. 1 tsp red chili powder
14. 1 tsp turmeric powder
15. 1 tsp ghee or clarified butter
16. mace, a small piece
17. nutmeg, a pinch
18 Salt to taste
1. Grate roasted cloves,onions, garlic, cinnamon, poppy seeds, black peppercorn, mace, nutmeg, cashews.
2. Heat a wok.
3. Add ghee and cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
4. Add a bay leaf to this and heeng.
5. Add grated ingredients.
6. Add ingredients 10-14 and salt. Cook till it leaves the ghee. If you like a kick, add some garam masala. I did.
7. Add water and yogurt and let it simmer for 10 mins or so.
8. Add pan fried boiled potatoes and cook for another 5 mins or so.
Serve Warm with roti or parantha.
Verdict: Did not regret it.
Food Palette Pink!
Disclaimer: Weight watchers, beware!
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