Sunday, 22 January 2012

Aloo Hara Pyaz (Potato and Spring Onion)

aloo hara pyaz

Aloo hara pyaz is not just easy to make but tastes good too. Hara pyaz or spring onion is used a lot in Chinese cooking but here I have turned it into a sabzi along with potatoes.
Recipe of aloo hara pyaz sabzi
200 gms hara pyaz (spring onion/ green onion)
2 aloo (potatoes) - peeled and cubed
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 tbsp oil (preferably mustard oil)
spring onion

1. Remove roots from the bulb of spring onions and remove any hard outer covering. Wash and chop the leaves as well as the bulbs of hara pyaz.
2. Take a pan or a kadhai and heat mustard oil to the smoking point i.e. till vapors start emanating from it. You can also take any other oil of your preference. Add cumin seeds and when they change color, add hing.
3. Add hara pyaz and potatoes (aloo). Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook covered on medium- low heat.
4. While stirring occasionally, cook till potatoes are tender. If there is still some moisture left in the pan, increase heat and let it evaporate, mixing. Turn off the heat and add amchoor and garam masala powder. Mix and serve hot aloo hara pyaz hot.

Healthy Bytes- Spring onions are high in dietary fiber, Calcium and Iron. They are very low in saturated fat and there is no cholesterol.
100 grams of raw spring onion (green onion, hara pyaz) contain-
Calories- 32
Saturated Fat- 0 mg
Total Fat- 0.2 mg
Cholesterol- nil
Total Carbohydrates- 7.3 grams
Dietary Fiber- 2.6 gm

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