Tuesday 22 November 2011

Spicy Baby Potatoes (Masaledaar Charra Aloo)

spicy baby potatoes

I love baby potatoes. They are so beautiful to look at. In hindi, they are called charra aloo. Baby potatoes are not just used for ‘dum aloo’, there are many ways to cook them. This is a very very simple and easy recipe and can be made quickly. Tastes absolutely delicious.
Recipe of spicy baby potatoes
About 15 baby potatoes (charra aloo) - washed and scrubbed thoroughly under running water
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 bay leaves (tej patta)                                              
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1. I used plastic scrubber to remove any dirt from baby potatoes as I do not peel them.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When cumin seeds turn darker, add hing.
3. Add baby potatoes, salt and all the spices except amchoor. Mix well. Add 2 tablespoon water and close the lid of the cooker.
4. Let 4 whistles come. Let the pressure drop down naturally before opening the lid. Burn any excess water as it is a dry dish.
5. Add amchoor and mix. Take out in a serving bowl and serve hot spicy baby potatoes with roti or paratha.

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