Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Alloo bhujia (potato stir fry )

Assalamo alaikum,

I have never met a person who doesn't like Alloo (potatoes) ,such simple vegetable yet so my many ways you can cook it either fry , boil or mash them always good.potato is also a big helper in many recipe like I added them to my tuna kababs and it helped as binding agent ,then in my French beans sabzi it added another texture and also taste amazing in these Alloo paratha (potato stuffed flat breads) .Kids love it when you make some French fries and mash um into mash potatoes .i have a real good traditional potato recipe called Alloo bhujia it's goes great with chapati (whole wheat flat bread) and also with daalChawal (lentil soup and white rice) .I usually try to use potaotes with skin on as they also have nutrient about which you can read here and also give a great texture to potatoes just make sure you wash them good as I do using a brush designated for washing and scrubbing the dirt off my potatoes!! Im sure you all will enjoy this vegetarian recipe simple and delicious.

Alloo bhujia

Ingredients

Russet Potatoes 5 - 6 large

Onion 1 med thinly sliced

Oil 4 big serving spoon

Whole red chilli pepper 3-4

Chopped cilantro 1/2 bunch

Green chilli 2 chopped( optional)

Black pepper 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

 

Directions:

Wash and scrub your potatoes taking out all the dirt( I hope you can see the difference scrubbed and non scrubbed potatoes)

 

Cut them half vertically and cut into medium thick slices

Now in karahi or wok heat oil ,

Add whole red chillies cook them for 5 secs and then add sliced onions fry them until golden brown

Take onions out and set aside

Now in the same oil add sliced potatoes fry them on high until start to get little brown

 

 

Add salt and little splash of water and cook them covered until tender

Now stir fry them on high to get some more browning and dry out moisture

Sprinkle black pepper and mix well, check for if any more salt needed

Add fried onion after crushing them a bit by hand

Add cilantro and green chillies and mix again

Serve hot with chapattis or plain rice and daal.

Enjoy !!!

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