Friday, February 27, 2009

Potatoes in Creamy Yogurt Sauce (Dahi Wale Aloo)


Potatoes – 4 medium (boiled and cubed)
Oil – 4 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Asofoetida (Hing) – pinch
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Green Chilies – 1 to 2 to taste (chopped finely)
Ginger – 1 tsp (finely grated)
Garlic – 3 cloves (finely chopped)
Tomatoes – 14.5oz can diced tomatoes or 3 medium (diced)
Dhaniya Powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp (to taste)
Paprika – ½ tsp
Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)
Yogurt – 1 ½ cups (well beaten)
Cilantro – finely chopped, for garnishing


Heat Oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
Add Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.
Add Asofoetida, Turmeric Powder, Curry Leaves, Green Chilies, Ginger and Garlic – allow to cook for 1 minute.
Add Tomatoes, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until Tomatoes are soft.
Add Dhaniya Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder, Paprika and Salt – stir and cook for 1 minute.
Add Yogurt and cook while continuously stirring for 3-4 minutes.
Add Potatoes, stir and allow mixture to boil.
Garnish with Cilantro and serve hot with Rice.
Serves 4-5


Canned diced Tomatoes may be used in place of fresh for a deeper red color.
Water or Milk (1/2 cup) may be added if potato gravy is too thick or Yogurt is too sour.

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