Monday, 2 December 2013

Minty Masala Aloo


A yummy side-dish for all those who love "aloo" or potato.
This is one of those dishes that tastes as good when cold as when it is hot.
Perfect to be packed in lunch boxes and served best with rotis/chapatis or any Indian bread.

Ingredients:
Potatoes - 4 medium sized
Jeera /Cumin - 1 tsp
Asofoetida /Hing - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Rock Salt powder - 1 tsp
garam masala - 1 tsp (optional)
Chat masala - 1 tsp
Fresh mint leaves/pudina leaves - 1 handful
Green chillies - 2 - chopped finely
Ghee or refined oil or Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method :
Boil and peel the potatoes and cut them into small bite sized cubes.
In a pan/kadai , put the ghee or oil and when its lightly warm add cumin seeds and chopped green chillies and as soon as it splutters, and all the other spice powders ( garam masala being optional ).
Within a few secs add the potato cubes ( make sure the dry masalas or jeera dont burn ).
Then fry the potatoes in the masala for abt 8-10 mins, add salt to taste and the mint leaves. Fry till the potatoes are lightly crispy.
Garnish with chat masala and mint leaves as required.

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