Aloo Chatakdaar

Aloo Chatakdaar
Photo Credits: Swati Taneja

Potatoes form a main ingredient of North Indian food and there are numerous ways to transform them into beautiful dishes. This recipe is easy and yields a yummy potato dish.

Ingredients

  • Baby potatoes (or small potatoes)          500 grams
  • Coriander powder                                2 teaspoons
  • Red chilli powder                                 ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder                                 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala                                      1 teaspoon
  • Dry Mango powder (Amchur)                2 teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds                                        1 teaspoon
  • Salt                                                     To taste
  • Cooking Oil                                         1 tablespoon

Procedure

  1. Wash potatoes thoroughly and let them dry for a few minutes. Do not peel them off.
  2. Using a sharp knife make a plus shaped slit in the center of each potato.
  3. Combine all dry spices (except cumin seeds) in a small bowl.
  4. Fill this spice mixture within the potatoes through the plus-shaped slits.
  5. Place a wok or deep frying pan over high heat and pour the oil in it.
  6. As soon as the oil heats up add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  7. Now carefully put the filled potatoes in the pan. Let them cook for a 1 – 2 minutes on high heat.
  8. Sprinkle any remaining spice mixture over the potatoes and toss them well.
  9. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan or wok. Let the potatoes cook for 20 – 25 minutes on low heat or until they are cooked through.
  10. When done, transfer to a serving platter and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 3 – 4

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