Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.
And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!
Split Skinless Black Gram 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon
Fennel seeds 1 tablespoon
Black peppercorns 5-7
Dried round red chillies 8-10
Oil 3 tablespoons
Onion sliced 1 medium
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves 18-20
Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, 1 tbsp split black grams, black peppercorns and round red chillies in a small non-stick pan till fragrant. Remove from heat, cool down to room temperature and grind to a fine powder.
Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till it turns translucent.
Cut potatoes into big cubes and add to the pan. Add salt, turmeric powder and ½ cup water and mix well. Add 1 tbsp ground powder and mix well. Store the remaining ground powder in an airtight container to use later. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
For tempering, heat remaining oil in the small non-stick pan, add 1 tsp split black gram, mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and let the seeds splutter. Add red chilli powder and mix well.
Add the tempering to the potatoes and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.
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