Potatoes are everyone’s favourite! This vegetable is cooked in many ways all over the world and liked by all age groups. In my fridge, vegetable basket can be empty in 3-4 days but potatoes, never ever…..
I use potatoes to prepare Aalu ki tikiya(potato patties stuffed with spicy peas)dry veggie or veggie with gravy and aaloo ka halva, some snacks and aaloo ke paratheAaloo ka Paratha (paratha with spicy potato stuffing)
Last weekend my daughter had a get-together in our house with few of her friends. Preparing lunch for teenagers is a challenge as they are very fussy about their likes and dislikes. So, to be on the safer side I decided to prepare one dish called “ aaloo ki sookhi sabzi” as many like it.
We can prepare this with raw potatoes or with boiled ones. I decided to prepare with boiled potatoes. It’s very easy, hassle free dish.
Potatoes, green chillies, green coriander leaves, rai, cumin seeds, asafoetida, oil, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, dry mango powder or lemon juice.
Wash nicely and boil potatoes. After boiling keep them in a strainer and let them cool down.
When potatoes have cooled enough to touch, peel them.
In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil and crackle rai, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Mash potatoes with your fingers and put them into the pan. Add finely chopped green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and dry mango powder or lemon juice.
Keep the flame on sim and mix everything, cover it and let it cook on sim flame for 1/2 an hour. In between keep on turning them upside down. You may wonder what is the need for cooking so long when we had already boiled these earlier. Additional cooking makes potatoes absorb the flavours of all spices and makes them crispy. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.