Monday, March 17, 2008
Achari Aloo (Aloo in Pickle Masala)
Last saturday we went to Chinese Restaurant P.F Chang's. We went with
great expectations but the food was just o.k. I would not recommend this
when you go with kids and elder people as the wait time is toooooo long.
We had to wait for 2 hrs.
Wondering how achari aloo and P.F Chang related?. Just to pass the waiting
time, we entered the MARKET FAIR Shopping Mall and passed time in B&N
Booksellers housed inside the complex. When I was browsing through few
cookbooks there, one cookbook caught my eyes named "The Bollywood Cookbook"
by Bulbul Malkani. The book is about the favorite food recipes of Bollywood
Stars. It has the recipe of Mouth watering Achari Aloo which is Bachan's
favorite. I decided to make it on Sunday. I couldn't remember the full
Ingredients but I know for sure it has aloo and pickle masala.
Potatoes - 4 Peeled and Cubed
Onion - 1 chopped
Pickle Masala - 3 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red Chillies - 3 Broken
Home Made - 4 tbs
Heat oil in a pan. Toss in Cumin seeds and stir it quickly for a second and then add Mustard seeds to the pan. Once the Mustard seeds begins to pop, add broken red chillies,chopped onions and sauté till the onions become tender. Add the potatoes,turmeric,salt to the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the potatoes are cooked. Add the Pickle masala and coat the masala nicely on to the potatoes. Finally add the yogurt and cook for a minute or two. Garnish with Corriander leaves.
Serve with Roti or Rice.