Category Archives: Currys / Dals / Chutneys

Aloo Fry

Aloo Fry

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Ingredients:
Potato – ½ Kg
Dry Coconut – 1
Curry Leaves – 4 sprigs
Red Chili Powder – 2 tsp
Coriander Powder – ½ tbsp
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Salt – To taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard & Jeera – ½ tsp each
Aloo Fry Making
Preparation:
Peel & chop potatoes into small cubes.  Add oil to a pan and make tadka using mustard, jeera & curry leaves.  When it starts to crackle, add potatoes & mix it.  Close the lid & let it cook for a couple of minutes.  Now add turmeric, salt & red chili powder and mix well.  Close the lid & allow it to cook for around 8 to 10 min.  Keep mixing it intermittently and have the coconut grated.  Now when it is almost cooked, add coconut & coriander powder & let it cook for a minute or two.  It can be served with chapatis.

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Tomato Chutney

Sesame and Tomato Chutney

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Ingredients:
Tomato – ½ Kg
Green Chilies – 10
Sesame Seeds – ¾ cup
Dry Coconut – 1 small
Mint Leaves (Optional) – 3 bunches
Curry Leaves – ½ bunches
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Jeera & Mustard – ½ tsp each
Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
Salt – to taste

Tomato Chutney Ingredients

Preparation:
Pan-fry sesame seeds without using oil and take it aside.  Pan-fry green chilies & mint leaves (optional) using a tsp of oil and put it aside.  Now Chop the tomatoes and cook them in a closed pan without using water.  There will be enough water in tomatoes.  While the cooked tomatoes cool down, grind sesame and coconut to a fine powder.  Add green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, salt & turmeric and grind them into a paste using water oozed from the cooked tomatoes and take it aside.  Now coarsely grind the tomatoes.  Make sure it does not turn into a fine paste as sauce.  If you have time & strength, use a stone mortar & pestle to grind them.  That actually works better for this recipe.  Mix both the sesame & tomato paste.  Prepare tadka using jeera, mustard, curry leaves and oil.  Add it to the chutney and serve it with wheat flour chapatis or idlies or upma or rice!!

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Pudina Chutney

Pudina Chutney

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Ingredients:
Mint leaves – 10 bunches
Bengal gram – 3 tbsp
Green gram– 2 tbsp
Black gram – 1 ½ tbsp
Sesame – 3 tbsp
Ground nuts – 2 tbsp
Dry coconut – 1
Tamarind – 1 large lemon size
Green Chilies – 15
Garlic bulb – ½
Jaggery – 1 large lemon size
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

Ingredients

Preparation:
Soak tamarind in little quantity of water.  Meanwhile, except tamarind, garlic cloves & jaggery, sauté all the ingredients separately in a pan with a teaspoon of oil and let it cool down.  Grind all the ingredients together into a paste by adding sufficient water.  Prepare tadka & add it to the chutney.   It is ready to be served with chapathi, bajjis (esp. bread bajji) or rice.

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