Friday, February 17, 2012

Odiya Style Sauteed Potatoes (Aloo Bhaja)

Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Bengali/Oriya Cuisine
Odiya Style Sauteed Potatoes (Aloo Bhaja)
Serves 2

Potatoes- 2 Large, Cut into very Thin Strips/Chopped         
Cumin Seeds- ½ Tsp.
Mustard Seeds- ¼ Tsp.
Dried Medium Red Chilli- 1, Broke in Half
Turmeric Powder- ½ Tsp.
Mustard Oil (Kacchi Ghani Sarson Tel)- 2 Tbsp.
Salt- To Taste
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder- ½ Tsp.

In a Pan, Heat Oil, Add the Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds & Red Chilli 
Let the Seeds splutter & as the Chilli turns Smoking Red
Add Turmeric Powder & Sauté
Add the Potato Pieces 
Fry till the Potatoes on High Flame for about 30 Seconds
Cover & Cook on Low Flame till Tender
Add Salt & Stir for about a Minute
Serve Fresh & Hot with just Steamed Rice/Pakhal Bhat/Khichdi or can be consumed with Dal Fry!
Can Add Other Vegetables like (Parwal/Potol/Potola)
Can add Panch Phoron/Panch Photan for Tempering if using other Vegetables

Can add Red Chilli-Cumin Powder if using Panch Phoron & other Vegetables
Can add Finely Chopped Green Chillies

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