Saturday, June 11, 2011

Aloo(Potato) Gravy- Jain Style

I came up with this recipe because I was really bored having heavy and rich gravies with masala.I wanted to try something light, simple and bland.This side dish goes well with Jeera rice.As this is no onion and no garlic recipe,anyone can enjoy it once a while:))

1) Potatoes cubed - 2 medium size
2) Whole spices(bay leaf,cinnamon stick,clove) - 1 each
3) Tomatoes chopped - 2
4) Black eyed beans(karamani)canned or fresh(soak overnight) - 1/2 cup
5) Coriander cumin powder(you get in grocery stores) - 1tblsp
6) Green chilly - 1
7) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
8) Turmeric powder - 1tsp
9) Sugar or jaggery (optional) - 1tsp
10) For tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - few
Ajwain seeds(omam) - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Hing - few pinches
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2tbsp
11) Water - 2 1/2 cups
12) Salt to taste
13) Fresh coriander leaves.

In a pressure cooker,temper the above ingredients along with the whole spices. Add potatoes and saute for a minute or two.Then,add the tomatoes,green chilly,black eyed beans and fry for a minute.Mix turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander cumin powder,sugar,salt,water and close the lid.Allow two whistles and switch off the stove.

Carefully open the lid, with a help of a ladle very lightly smash the potatoes.Garnish with coriander leaves.

The gravy is ready!!! Enjoy with Jeera rice or Roti.

Note: You can use russet potatoes instead of ordinary ones because it has zero cholesterol and fat.You can use any other vegetable feel free to use your imagination :)

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