Aloo kurma (Potato)

January 28, 2008 at 2:03 am Leave a comment

potato – 4 big size
Peanuts : 1 table spoon
Sesame seeds : 1 tea spoon
Coconut powder : 2 tea spoons
Poppy seeds : 1 tsp
Tamarind paste : 1 table spoon (thick ) or 3 to 4 flakes
Coriander seeds : 1/2 tea spoon
Cardamom : 2
Cloves : 2
Cinnamon : 1 piece
Red chilli powder :1 tea spoon (required)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder : A pinch
finaly chopped onion : 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves : few

For popu : 1 table spoon vegetable oil, Cumin seeds, mustard seeds and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.


1. Peel the potatoes and cut in to medium size pieces.

2. Roast peanuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and saajira on saute pan.

3. Grind above roasted items and coconut into fine powder. Add red chilli powder, salt, tamarind flakes and little bit of water to the above powder and grind it to make smooth paste.

4. Heat oil on sturdy pot over medium flame. When the oil is hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds. Once they pop add onion and ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute. Add potato pieces and turmeric powder, stir it for a minute, add 1/2 cup of water and cover the lid, cook to tender. Add above grinded paste along with 1 cup of water, mix well and cover with lid and cook in simmer.

When kurma reaches the tenderness, turn off the heat.

Take into serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with Biryani, poori, chapathi, fried rice.


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