April 23, 2016

Spicy Peanut Aloo

No veggies can beat potatoes when it is served as side dish and particularly with sambhar rice, rasam rice, lemon rice and curd rice. When crunchy peanuts are included along with the potato, it doubles the taste of curry. In this recipe, the potatoes are boiled in a microwave to speed up the cooking process and the roasted crushed peanuts gives a crunchy and yummy taste. This dish can also be served with phulka or Poori.

Ingredients :

2 Big Potatoes, Cut into small cubes
2 Tbsp Roasted peanuts, crushed
2 Green chillies, slitted
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera seeds
A pinch of Hing powder
Less than 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp Cumin powder
1/4 Tsp Chilli powder
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

Take the cubed potatoes along with 2 tbsp of water in a microwave bowl.

Microwave it for 5 minutes by closing it with a lid.

Once done, remove and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by hing powder and green chillies.

Add turmeric powder followed by chilli powder and cumin powder.

Fry it in a low flame without burning the masalas.

Add the potatoes along with the required amount of salt and mix well.

Cook it for couple of minutes and add the crushed peanuts

Mix well and cook it till the aloo turns dry.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with any variety rice like sambhar rice, rasam rice, curd rice etc.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't want anything to have along with this... love potatoes in any form...