Friday, December 16, 2005

Curried Baby Potatoes

Potato is a regular vegetable in my kitchen.There are innumerable ways of cooking up potatoes.Use it almost every other day be it, potato curry with masala dosa,vegetable pattis,salads,potato fry,mixed veggie rice dish,a gravy dish or aloo parathas.Today,I cooked some baby potatoes gravy dish which has a rich flavour using cashewnuts,melon seeds and poppy seeds ..of course with Indian spices..'garam masala'.Turned out great.Excellent with rotis/parathas.

1/4 kg baby potatoes (boiled and peeled)
1 cup chopped onions
2 green chillis slit
whole spices (1" cinnamon stick,3 cloves,2 green cardamom pods)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1 tsp chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
melon seeds and cashewnut paste (soak 2 tsps melon seeds and 6 cashewnuts in water for 10 minutes and grind to a paste)
coconut - poppy seeds paste (Dry roast 2 tsps khus-khus and grind to a paste along with 1 tbsp grated coconut .You can use dry coconut if fresh isnt available)
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add the chopped onions and green chillis and fry till rawness disappears.Cool and grind coarsely.Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan.Add whole spices and fry for 10 seconds.Add ginger garlic paste and 1 tbsp of water and fry stirring it constantly so that it doesnt burn for 3-4 minutes.Now add the coarsely ground onion paste and fry for 3 minutes on medium heat.Take care that it doesnt burn.
Add coriander pwd,cumin pwd,chilli pwd and salt.Mix well.
Now add the boiled potatoes and mix well.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add the coconut-poppy seeds paste and cashewnut-melon seeds paste.Mix well and add 1 1/2 cups of water and let the potatoes cook in these masalas for 10-12 minutes.
Add garam masala pwd and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

This baby potato gravy curry can be served hot with rotis/paranthas or rice.


Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Wow... that looks so yummy.. I love baby potatoes a lot & I remember my mom used to make Dum Aloo for me..

Dawna said...

Sailu, how many people would this serve as part of a rice meal? I'm planning my second veggie Indian dinner party in January, and this looks like a yummy addition.

sailu said...

Dawna,it will serve 6 easily..if you want more gravy add more of the pastes,onions and few more baby potatoes.

Stephanie said...

Oh...oh! I am way too busy to even think about cooking just now (what's this? Christmas is a week away and I still have billions of cookies to bake???), but once things settle down, I am so making this!

You had me at potato.

sailu said...

Tina,I love dum aloo too..aloo in any form in fact..:)

Stephanie,you should try this curried baby will love the rich flavour of the gravy..

Anonymous said...

This certainly looks filling!


LisaSD said...

Sailu--This sounds absolutely delicious. I can almost taste it if I close my eyes and try really hard. I love potatoes!