Thursday, 28 June 2012

Aaloo - achari mirch (potatoes-chilli vegetable)

This is a quick recipe for those times when you feel like eating something spicy.  I don’t added red chillies as the green chilli lends a spicy touch to the dish but if it is not spicy enough for you, feel free to add some along with salt and turmeric powder.


2 - 3 medium     Potatoes (peeled and cut lengthwise)

1 big                  Big green chilli (achari mirch) (cut lengthwise)

½ medium         Onion/ shallot (cut lengthwise)
Salt (according to taste)
¼ Tsp.              Turmeric powder
1 Tb. Sp.           Sunflower Oil

1 Tsp. Nigella sativa (kalonji)

½ Tsp.                   Coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)


Heat oil.
Add kalonji.
When it starts spluttering, add onions.

When the onions are semi-cooked add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

Add potatoes and green chillies.

Cover and let it cook on low flame.  Keep stirring from time to time.

When the potatoes are cooked, take off the fire.
Let it cook at low flame for approximately 5 minutes.
Mix well.

Serve as a side dish with chapattis, rice or poories or with bread.

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