Recipe: Chatpate Aloo

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Potatoes tossed in butter with green chilli, ginger, yogurt and curry leaves.

Ingredients

  • 500 gm potatoes-boiled, peeled
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt – beaten smooth
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 black pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 tsp ginger-chopped
  • 2 Tbsp clarified butter
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon – broken into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds
  • Method

    1. Grind together the green chillies and ginger paste.
    2. Combine sugar, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom seeds and powder together.
    3. Mix together the potatoes, yoghurt, turmeric, coriander, black pepper, green chilli-ginger paste and salt.
    4. Heat the clarified butter in a heavy-based pan, add the curry leaves and cumin.
    5. When the seeds begin to splutter, add the potato mixture and saute till the oil separates.
    6. Remove from flame, sprinkle the powdered (sugar and spices) mix and serve immediately.

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