Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fried Potato with Cumin - Vrat Ke Aloo


This is that time of the year again when we all fast and pray to Goddess Durga and all her avtars for nine days. Living for nine days with a number of our daily food items off the list means that there are a number of new dishes , different items on the menu.

These vrat ke aloo the recipe of which I am sharing with you is one of the easiest recipes , I usually make these and take them to office . One can make them as spicy as one likes. The recipe goes like this :-


Ingredients -
Potatoes - 2 large ones ( Boiled, peeled and cut into cubes )
Cumin /Zeera - 1 tb sp.
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Red chili powder - 1 t sp ( as per taste)
Garam masala - 1/2 t sp
Coriander powder - 2 t sp
Oil - 1 tb sp
Rock salt /sendha namak - as per taste
Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Heat oil in a pan , add the cumin seeds followed by green chillies . Let them sizzle for a minute of two, then add the cubed potatoes. Saute them well , add the salt , red chili powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder . Saute the potatoes till the time they become slightly crisp on all sides.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately .

You can top it with yogurt or sprinkle lime juice on it either ways it tastes awesome :-)

This is my entry for Navratri - Festive food event being hosted by dear LG of Tasteofmysore.

12 comments:

ANJALI J. said...

Lovely recipe.. very simple and easy too.

DEESHA said...

love it ... with cumin the flavour is perfect .. wish u a happy navratri

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thanks Anjali ... I like it for the ease of making it .

Deesha ..I totally agree about the cumin part ..there is something about the crunchy cumin seeds .. they taste wonderful . Happy Navratri to you too ...

Sangeeth said...

potatoes cooked anyway is a hit at my house...thanks for sharing the recipe!

LG said...

Happy Navaratri to you. Guess what? ..your's is the first entry for the event! Jeera Aloo looks yumm. Happy Navaratri to you :)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

hahaha... first entry ..not bad for a late lateef like me ...Happy navaratri to you too !

Bhawana said...

good one. in fasting time this is what is by default item to make. and easy also. gud one.

Vanamala said...

Nice pic & Nice one

Priyanka said...

thats one of teh most amazing aloo dishes isnt it?

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Sangeeth ..potatoes are a hit in every family especially with kids ... I hope you will try this one also.

Yes Bhawana ..this is the default dish during fasts :-)

Priyanka I totally agree ...its amazing simply because of the ease of preparing and no fuss nature of the dish.

Thanks for the compliment Vanamala

Bhawna said...

I still remember these aloo with lot of yogurt during Navratris. Ur picture is making me home-sick. I almost forgot the term senda namak thats really common and used in all 9 days cooking.

Sukanya said...

One of my favorites, looks yummy