Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Shahi Aloo ( Baby Potatoes coated with rich gravy )

Sometimes when you just can't zero in on the vegetable to be made just think of potatoes. Potatoes are so versatile that they come handy in almost any preparation . So how about making this simple potato dish when you are in a dilemma or when the vegetables are scarce ?

This dry potato dish makes a good side dish for your daily meal. If you add some dry nuts the same dish can be had for a special occasion . Being dry it can also be served as starter during the party.

Using tomato puree gives the potatoes a nice tangy taste. If the same dish is made keeping little gravy it can be enjoyed with naans or rotis.

 So go ahead and enjoy this versatile dish and make changes according to your mood......








Ingredients :

15 to 20 ....................baby potatoes
2 .............................onions ( very finely chopped )
2 ............................tomatoes ( pureed )
2 tbsp.....................milk powder
1 tsp.........................garam masala powder ( only cloves, cinnamon and cardamom )
1/2 tps.....................chilly powder
1/4 tsp.....................turmeric powder
2 tbsp.....................cashews and raisins
2 tbsp.....................chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp.......................sugar
2 tbsp.....................ghee or butter
salt
oil for frying



Method :


Boil the potatoes and remove the skin.

Deep fy these potates in oil and keep them aside.

In a vessel boil 4 cups water and drop the tomatoes in them.

Boil for 5 more minutes or till the skin of tomatoes starts peeling off.

This method of cooking tomatoes is called blanching.

Cool the water and remove the skin of tomatoes.

Grind the tomatoes and make a puree.

Use the water for some other purpose don't throw it.

Now in a non stick pan add ghee and fry the raisins and cashews till golden .

Keep them aside for garnishing .

In the same pan saute the chopped onions till golden .

Add puree and stir fry till ghee separates .

Now add the fried potatoes, sugar and salt .

Also add all the other masalas  and milk powder.

When the mixture has coated the potatoes well add cashews and raisins.

Serve garnished with cashews , raisins and chopped coriander leaves.



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