Sunday, August 10, 2008

Aloo Vindaloo

As I don't eat the the things that come in Animal Planet, I had to customize and replace the lamb with potatoes. The major difference between other North Indian side dishes and a Vindaloo is that the latter is more a ginger based gravy. Lets get into the details.

Ingredients
  1. Baby Potatoes - 1 lbs
  2. Onion - 2 nos.
  3. Green Chilli - 4 nos.
  4. Garlic - 6 cloves
  5. Ginger - 200 gms
  6. Jeera (Cumin) seeds
  7. Red Chilli Powder
  8. Dhaniya (Corriander) Powder
  9. Tamarind Paste - 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric Powder
  11. Salt
  12. Oil - 2 tbsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder
Procedure
  1. First of all, we have to marinate the potatoes in a mixture and leave it in the refrigerator for atleast 12 hours.
  2. Marinating Procedure
    • Peel off the skin from the Baby Potatoes and cut them into two pieces. With a small needle put some tiny holes in the potato pieces so that when we marinate the juices will get in nicely
    • Chop the ginger, garlic and green chillis into pieces
    • In an air tight bowl, add the tamarind paste, the above finely chopped items, potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and mix well
    • Marinated Aloo...
      Marinated Aloo
    • Close the bowl fully and put it in the refrigerator for atleast 12 hours
  3. When the mixture is properly marinated, carefully remove just the potatoes from the mixture and set them aside.
  4. Now, grind the rest of the mixture in a mixie so that your gravy doesn't have the ginger, garlic or green chillis in a chopped fashion
  5. Add oil in a pan and add onions and cumin seeds
  6. Add the grounded paste when the onions turn golden brown color
  7. Let the gravy boil for a few minutes, then add garam masala and chilli powder. Also, add a little more salt to taste
  8. Gravy for Vindaloo...

    Gravy for Vindaloo

  9. After a few minutes, add the potatoes and keep the stove on medium flame. Close the pan with a lid.
  10. Leave it on medium flame until the potatoes are well cooked
  11. Your Aloo Vindaloo is all set and garnish with a little bit of fresh coriander leaves.
  12. A very nice side dish for Rotis and Peas Pulao

    Aloo Vindaloo, in its final stages...

1 comment:

Amateur Cook said...

❁ That sounds delicious! I wouldn't miss the meat at all in that recipe. ❁