Friday, 9 March 2012

Aloo Sowa ki Sabzi (Potato with Dill)

aloo sowa ki sabzi

Sowa is not an everyday ingredient in Indian cooking. Sowa is known as Dill in English and suva and shepoo in Indian languages. Sowa or dill is very nutritious being green, leafy. Sowa has carminative properties and helps in digestion. Dill also has anti- cancer properties. Consuming aloo sowa ki sabzi is a great way of having sowa in your diet.
Recipe of aloo sowa ki sabzi
3 medium potatoes (aloo) - peeled and cubed
1 small bunch sowa (dill/ suva/ shepoo) - washed and chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1 tbsp mustard oil or any other oil
sowa (dill)

1. In a pan, heat mustard oil to smoking point that is till vapors start coming out of it. Add cumin seeds.
2. When cumin seeds change color, add sowa and aloo. Add salt and all the spices except amchoor. Mix well and lower heat. Cook covered on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Cook till potatoes are tender. Uncover and increase heat. Cook stirring till potatoes get a roasted look. Turn off heat and add amchoor and mix. Serve hot aloo sowa ki sabzi with roti or paratha.

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