Sunday, December 25, 2011

Potatoes in yogurt gravy





It is unusual to have temperatures in the mid 40 to 50s this time of the year. Two years back I was shoveling 10 inches of snow from our drive way. And although I  do like snow and the idea of white Christmas  it is  nice to have  days like this in December. But it is still very cold outside and a good excuse to cook fried food, like poori and sabzi. I made this potato vegetable that my nani (grandmother) used to make on special occasions. To go along with it she always made dal poori which was delicious. I truly enjoyed eating poori and sabzi after a very long time!
Here is the recipe


Ingredients
2 large potatoes boiled and cubed
1 ½ cup yogurt
1 tbsp. chickpea flour (besan)
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
2-3 black cardamom
2-3 cloves
1tsp fennel seeds
2 green slit green chilies
2-3 whole red chilies
1 tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. asafoetida
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp. kasoori methi
1/4 cup chopped sweet peppers or bell pepper
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. oil




Method

Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin, fennel, cardamom, cloves, green and red chilies and asafoetida. Once the seeds splutter, add turmeric and potatoes. Stir for 2-3 minutes until potatoes are well coated with the spices. Add a cup of water and cook for another 3-44 minutes then whisk the yogurt very well with the chickpea flour and gradually add it to the potatoes. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes until it comes to a boil.. Add salt, kasoori methi, sweet peppers and curry leaves. Cook for another 5-10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. I like to add a final tempering of ghee cumin seeds, asafoetida and red chilli powder, just before serving.





11 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm....absolutely love anything which involved yoghurt and gram flour! And this is really up there in my list of comfort foods that are easy to make too!

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  2. The colours look gorgeous and I loved this recipe; have never made potatoes in a buttermilk/yogurt gravy. Bookmarked. Wish you a wonderful year ahead!

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  3. This looks absolutely mouthwatering dear!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Wow! That was the first word out of my mouth when I saw the title and picture. This is an amazing dish and I bet the flavors were incredible!

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  6. This looks YUUUUUUUUUM. I havent tried potatoes in yogurt and ur platter is tempting me to give a hand on this Bookmarked!!. Wishing u and ur fly a prosperous and wonderful new year. BTW amazing clicks and hope the fruit cake will turn out perfect.

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  7. A really unique yogurt recipe. Must try. Happy New Year to you and r family.

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  8. Gorgeous!!!! Aaah the yogurt gravy looks soo much soothing on this rainy day today...

    A very Happy New Year !!

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  9. That looks so mouthwatering -- i want some :)

    Happy New Year to you and the family :)

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  10. Another delicious dish. I make yoghurt curry frequently (I love yoghurt) and the idea of adding potatoes is wonderful.

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