Sunday, 11 January 2015

Dum aloo / Baby potato curry

Dum aloo

Baby potatoes cooked in a tomato and onion gravy  goes well with Naan or Pilau rice.

Dum Aloo Baby potato curry

Before I write my first post for 2015, I would like to wish you all a very happy new year a little too late I know but better late than never. I remember last year this time I was making kebabs and I remember how I had to send the recipe to my sis, lazy enough to type I decided to take a few pics and send them instead. After all a picture is worth a thousand words.

 Just when I was about to email her the pictures I thought  a few notes wont hurt and thats how it all started I made a word document and realised that maybe I should start blogging. Just that thought and everything else fell in place. If you look  back at my first recipe you'll see for yourself  how things have changed from then to now.

Dum Aloo Baby potato curry

But my love for potatoes remains unchanged and so heres to a new year, new recipe and new potatoes. Dum aloo or baby potatoes cooked in a tomato and onion gravy  with my own little tweak. And just like any other foodyouwilllove recipe its simple and delicious.

Ingredients:

Baby potatoes - 10 to 12

Tomatoes - 4 small

Onions - 3 small onions

Fresh ginger paste - 1/2 tspn.

Fresh garlic paste - 1 tspn

Turmeric - 1/4 tspn.

Chilly powder/ Kolhapuri chutney - 1/2 tsp or to taste

Coriander powder- 1/2 tspn

Oil - 2 tbspn.

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander for garnishing.


Method:

1.  In a pressure cooker or in a sauce pan add 2 tbspn oil, add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger,garlic and spices  pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles or saute and cook until oil separates. Add salt to taste.
Dum Aloo Baby potato curry

2. Mean while prep the baby potatoes by peeling and making several piercings with a fork.

Dum Aloo Baby potato curry

3. Check seasoning add peeled potatoes and cook further  ( 3 to 4 whistles or until potatoes are cooked).

4. Garnish with coriander and serve with naan or rice.


Notes:

I prefer a thicker gravy  and dont  like adding any water, if you would prefer a curry over gravy  or to prevent gravy sticking to the pan add some water.