Aaloo ki sookhi sabzi (dry potato sabzi) is everyone’s favourite! Potatoes are cooked in many ways all over the world and liked by all age groups. In my fridge, the 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 ka Paratha (paratha with spicy potato stuffing)
Last weekend my daughter had a get-together in our house with a 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 this dish “aaloo ki sookhi sabzi” as I thought that no can says no to potatoes.
We can prepare this sabzi with raw potatoes or with boiled ones. I decided to prepare with boiled potatoes. It’s a very easy and hassle-free dish.
Potatoes, green chilies, green coriander leaves, rai, cumin seeds, asafoetida, oil, salt, turmeric powder, red chili 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 in small and big chunks and put them into the pan. Add finely chopped green chilies, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and dry mango powder or lemon juice.
Keep the heat on the sim and mix everything, cover it and let it cook on sim heat 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.