Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aloo Bhaji (Spicy Mashed Potato)

This is a simple dish that could be prepared by microwave, its a good dish to make during hot summer without having to sweat in front ot hot stove!

2-3 Medium size potato
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tbsp Lime/lemon juice
Salt to taste (Around 1/2 tsp)

For Tempering:
2-3 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Cummin Seed
1/2 tsp Mustard Seed
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder Optional
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
A pinch of Asafoetida Powder (Hing)
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp Chopped Green Chilli

Clean and make a shallow cross cut on potatoes, put the potatoes in a microwavable bowl, sprinkle some water over it. Cover with lid, microwave for 5 minutes. Soak boiled potatoes in a bowl of cold water, this will help remove the potato skin easily.

Lightly mash the potato, it does not have to be very mushy, microwave it again for 1 minute, take it out, add lime/lemon juice, salt and turmeric powder, mix well.

In a small microwavable bowl, add oil, ginger garlic paste, asafoetida, chopped chilli, cumin and mustard seeds, microwave for 1 min 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir the content, and microwave for another 30 seconds.

Now pour the tempering over to potato, add chopped coriander leaves, mix well. And its ready.

Simple and tasty Spicy mashed potato.

中文版,For Chinese,Click --》香辣土豆泥