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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rajasthani food - Aloo Ki Subji


Although I enjoy all kinds of cuisine, I must admit I have a soft corner for Mexican, Italian and specially Rajasthani food! My dad gifted me this book sometime back. Its a book by Tarla Dalal on Rajasthani cuisine. It has some basic recipes like Gatte ki kadhi to some very complex and mouthwatering Motichur ladoos. Over all a very good book for people who like rajasthani food!

This recipe below is a very simple one and the best one can think of on a very tiring day. All it requires is a just a few spices, yoghurt, gram flour and Potatoes. No special ingredients that you have to rush to the market for. Everything is in your kitchen for this dish!

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 4 (boiled, peeled and cubed)

1 cup fresh curds (beaten)

1 tspn Bengal gram flour (besan)

1/2 tspn mustard seeds

1 tspn cumin seeds (jeera)

1 tspn fennel seeds (saunf)

1/2 tspn nigella seeds (kalonji)

1 bay leaf

2 cloves

2 sticks cinnamon

A pinch of hing

2 tspns chilli powder

1/4 tspn turmeric powder

1 tspn coriander-cumin seed powder

1 tbl spn Ghee

Salt to taste

Preparation:

1. In a bowl, combine the curds and gram flour and whisk well. Keep aside.

2. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and asafoetida and stir for a few seconds.

3. Add the curds and gram flour mixture, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander - cumin seed powder and continue stirring till it comes to a boil.

4. Add the potatoes and salt with 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Bring to a boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with chapathis or pulkas.

Note: Adding fennel seeds and nigella seeds is very important to this dish because they give a distinct flavor.

21 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see you back...with an yum recipe.....Rajasthani food is always yum and colorful....

Parita said...

Love rajasthani food for its spicyness..curry looks delicious!

Priya said...

Rajasthani aloo subji looks rich and delicious Veda!

Nithya said...

Subji looks absolutely tempting. Yummm :)

Shaista Tabrez said...

recipe is new to me..sure will be following u from now on..hope to see u on my blog as well.

sowmya.s said...

that looks soo delicious and so tempting..

DEESHA said...

I was never too much into rajasthani cuisine. I once tried dal-bati-choorma, & it sucked .. I guess they widely use besan in most dishes, this is a nice variation from most aloo dishes

Sireesha said...

Looks delectable and yummy:)

Sush said...

welcome back Veda. Dish looks great

sinnlighet said...

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Jagriti said...

hey veda..great to see your recipies coming...i too love rajathani food...will surely try this one out..

Sanghi said...

Hi Veda, first time here.. Yummy blog.. Delicious aloo sabji! Do visit my blog..!:)

jayasri said...

I too love all cuisines till they are vegetarian, back in bangalore my neighbours were rajasthani's they taught me so many dishes, she always used to make kadhi and bring to my hubby he loved it, this one looks very rich with so many ingredients.., will give this a try

Chitra said...

Hello veda , first time in ur yummy blog...Nice to see thus rajasthani food..Looks very nice

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Hmm looks different, too ahvea version of potatoes with curd but yet to post it.First time here :)

srividhya Ravikumar said...

Haiii. this curry is very new to me.. great

Sukhdeepak said...

Very delicious and mouth watering dish.

kanthi said...

Alovely dish of Rajasthani..with pleasant looks.