Monday, December 15, 2008

Dahi ke Aloo

If there is curd in the fridge that is not being used up, let it be there for a couple more days till it becomes sour for dahi ke aaloo is a perfect dish to use it up. If the curd if not sour, you can add mango powder to enhance the taste of the dish.
Preparation Time - 30 mins
Servings - 4 people

6 potatoes
1 cup curd
Oil 1 tblsp
Zeera (cumin) 1 tsp
Hing (asafetida) 1 pinch
Haldi (turmeric) 1 tsp
Mango powder (amchur) 2 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt 3 tblsp
Garam masala 1 tblsp
Water 2 cups

Boil the potatoes and peel off the jackets. Cut the potatoes into pieces and keep aside. In a pan, heat oil and add zeera and hing. Add the potatoes and fry them slightly. Mix the curd with water and blend properly. Add haldi, red chilli powder, mango powder and salt to it. Then pour this curd mix in the pan and bring it to boil. Simmer it on low flame for 5 minutes and take it off the flame. Add garam masala.

Tip: Instead of cutting the boiled potatoes, you can also mash them slightly with your hand to break them into small pieces.

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