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!
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 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
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.