Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ganga Kinare wale Aloo/Potatoes in curd



Simple is Humble !
Simple things in life are truly so humble that they never really gain that much of attention. We tend to take them for granted and forget their importance but they always remain close to our heart. 
I am hereby starting a new series of ultra simple recipes which have been made over and over in my kitchen and which are a part of our everyday simple meals. It was a thought that came to me after realizing that all my recent recipes have been on my fetish-Baking. Simple everyday food is something that I have ignored on my blog since the beginning. Therefore, this is just an attempt to share everyday super simple silly food.
This recipe is for that super perfect lazy day where you do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen. It is also ridiculously simple with no garlic, onions or tomatoes and yet is so yummy. We pair it with Atte ki Puri and a khatti meethi chutney. It can also be devoured with plain boiled rice. 


Recipe Source: Mummy dear

Ingredients : 
  • 400 gm boiled potatoes(around 8-9 medium sized)
  • 4-5 tbsp curd
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp panchphoron(fenugreek seednigella seedcumin seedblack mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts)
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2-3 green chillies, slit
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure : 
Peel the boiled potatoes and mash them roughly so that you have some chunks. 
Heat oil in a pan. Meanwhile take a small bowl and add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Add enough water to dilute and make a runny paste.
Add panchphoron to the oil and let it splutter.
Add the diluted masala to the oil and cook for around 2-3 minutes till the masala leaves oil on the sides.
Add the slit green chillies and the mashed potatoes. Add amchur powder and about a cup of water and let it boil. 
Mash some pieces of potatoes very well as this will make the gravy thick. 
Add curd and mix. Sprinkle garam masala powder and remove from flame. 
Sprinkle with coriander leaves and a dollop of curd.

Served best with hot puris and khata meetha aam ka achaar or Amla khata meetha achaar 


Happy Simple Food Enjoying
Amrita

26 comments:

  1. I make an almost similar alu dish and its so yum with atta puri. love the pairing with pickle. never tried combining these two. between made your Pachranga achaar and its yum. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Always welcome Sayantani :)Glad you enjoyed

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  2. There is so much beauty in simple everyday cooking! This screams comfort food for me :)

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  3. Hi Amrita, your comfort food look so inviting. I love the puffy puri. I'm sure it taste awesome with the potatoes in curd. :)

    Have a nice day.

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  4. First chora ganga kinarewala and aloo too. Just kidding. Looks awesome.

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  5. We just love this aloo despite the many times we eat it. I agree with you, simplicity what I look for when cooking. Basically, I don't have the time and with all those I am managing, its about a simple meal at home.

    I too have made aloo many times but surely will try out your delicious and tempting version.

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  6. My favourite aloo subzi..often make and enjoy this with garma garam pooris:)

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  7. Delicious ganga kinare wale aloo, love that chutney looks really yumm.

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  8. That's an awesome combo, potato & curd.. Looks yummy & as u did I too wud like to pair it up pooris :)

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  9. Looks wonderful, anything with potatoes makes me drool..Wonderful side dish with pooris.

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  10. Hi Amrita,

    It's mum's recipe. No wonder your puri are wonderfully puffy and potatoes are tasting so good!

    Zoe

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  11. Hi Amrita, I loved the name Ganga Kinare Wale Aaloo. Reminds me of riverside side dhabas in Haridwar where the staple food is Aaloo poorie with curd and pickle. I absolutely believe in the beauty of simplicity. Your platter looks so tempting and inspiring that I am sure that I might end up making poories with ganga kinare wale aaloo soon!

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  12. Who doesn't love aloo...can eat it any form ( not raw of course :) )....curry looks delicious....

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  13. Hi Amrita, on your blog for the first time, loved it and am following you.....

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    1. Hello Nayana, thank you for liking us and following our space.

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  14. Yummy! Aloo looks so delicious and pairing it atte ki poori....simply superb Amrita.

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  15. yummy! Sometimes simple food satiates your soul

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  16. who can say no to this wodnerful luking plate.very yummy.
    http://www.mahaslovelyhome.com/

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  17. Comfort food,will try this for sure,looks so perfect with pooris

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  18. Love the title of the post. At home, in kolkata this is still the daily breakfast that we enjoys, no matter how fanatically we have adopted to bread and butter routine in our life. truly the comfort food.

    Sukanya

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    1. You said it Sukanya..it truly is comfort food. And the title of the post is a straight lift off from a tattered piece of those old hindi magazines my mother would subscribe to.

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  19. this is the most comforting alu sabz ever...this is what our mum used to make with puris....she added some soaked raisins and whole cashews too....this curry is super yummy :-)

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    1. Ummmm cashews and raisins can jazz up even the simplest of food. Sounds yum.

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  20. Hi Amrita! Just came across your blog.Loved it.I liked the idea of humble recipes.You know at the end of the day you need simple comfort food .Exotic food can be bought but simple food can never be bought.So I am glad.Go ahead.Please.

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    1. Hello Shubha, glad you liked my space. Do let me know how I can visit yours too. Your profile shows a long list of blogs. Keep visiting.

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