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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Potatoes & Sun-Dried Lentil Fritters in Tomato based Gravy (Aloo Wadi ki Tariwali Sabzi) (Jain/No Onion Garlic)

North Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Jain/Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Potatoes & Sun-Dried Lentil Fritters in Tomato based Gravy (Aloo Wadi ki Tariwali Sabzi)
(No Onion Garlic)
Serves 3-4


Ingredients:
Potatoes- 4 Medium, Peeled and Cut in Cubes
Wadi (Urad or Moong Dal ki Mangodi)- ½ Cup, Fried in Oil & Crushed
Tomato-2 Medium, Roughly Chopped
Green Chili- 1, Finely Chopped

Extra Light Olive Oil/Oil Pomace Oil- 1 Tsp.
Cumin Seeds- ½ Tsp.
Coriander Powder- 1- ½ Tsp.
Turmeric (Haldi)- ½ Tsp.
Dry Ginger Powder (Sonth)- a Pinch
Salt- To Taste

Garam Masala- ½ Tsp.
Fresh Coriander Leaves- ½ Cup, Finely Chopped

Method:
Make a fine Paste with Ginger-Green Chilies-Tomatoes & Keep Aside
In a Pressure Pan, Heat Oil, Add Cumin Seeds & let the Seeds Splutter
Add Ginger-Green Chilies-Tomatoes Paste & Sauté for about 2 Minutes or till Oil Surfaces (can sprinkle Water if needed)
Add all the Dry Masalas (Coriander Powder, Haldi, Ginger Powder) & Stir for about a Minute or so
Add the Potatoes in this Gravy & Combine Well
Add Water, Cover & Pressure Cook till Potatoes are done
Sprinkle Garam Masala when done
Garnish with Coriander Leaves & Serve Hot in a Thali with Phulka, Kaddu ki Sabzi & Boondi ka Raita!



Tips:
Again another addition from my Husband’s Hostel days & the UP connection we both share!

Something that can be made in a jiffy for Tiffin/Lunch Box without requiring a lot of vegetables

Can be served with Kachori, also can be made without the Wadi for Kachori


Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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