Thursday, October 02, 2008

Aloo Phataphat

Serves: 2 normal, or 1 very hungry person.
What you will need:
  1. 4 medium-sized potatoes.
  2. 1 onion.
  3. 1 tsp each of coriander powder, kitchen king, chhole masala, haldi.
  4. A pinch of heeng.
  5. Salt to taste (I put in about three quarters of a tsp.).
  6. Jeera for frying.
  7. 4 tbsp oil.
  8. Chopped fresh coriander OR Kasuri methi.

What will happen:

What you gotta do:

  1. Finely chop the onion to a paste, preferably in a grinder.
  2. Boil the potatoes till they're soft.
  3. Peel off the skin and cut into pieces about an inch thick.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan till it starts to let out smoke.
  5. Add the jeera, stir till they turn dark.
  6. Add the onion paste. Keep stirring till they turn brown.
  7. Add all the masalas.
  8. Add the peeled potatoes and keep stirring so that they are uniformly fried, for about 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with Kasuri methi or fresh cut coriander and serve hot.

What you don't want happening, but will happen anyway:

That's all, folks. Making aloo is simpler than "easy as pie".

Experiment #AP07X