Sunday, February 24, 2013

Khatte aloo/Sour Potatoes

Am starting today the last and fourth week of blogging marathon of this month with a beautiful theme, cooking with cookbooks. Seriously before blogging, i never referred or cooked from a cookbook,to be honest i never bought cookbooks at all,obviously my book shelf will have only few cartoon and story books. I still remember my mom got her first cookbook from her MIL when i was almost 10years old and this cookbook travelled with us for a long. One day while shifting we lost my grandma's cookbook and we never tried our hands in buying an another cookbook or cooking from a cookbook.Sometimes my mom used to gather few supplements from some monthly tamil magazine but somehow she never cooked from them too.


When i saw this theme, i really want to try  few dishes from the cookbook i have won through many events i have participated earlier in this virtual world. During my 4 years of blogging, i won a bunch of cookbooks and am really thankful to each and every food bloggers for sending me these beautiful books. Actually i have to say a big thanks to Srivalli for suggesting us this theme, i chosed to cook this khatte aloo from Tarladalal's Punjabi Subzis.This khatte aloo tastes simply awesome as side dish with rotis, the mild sourness of dry mango powder gives a distinct flavour and this dish really goes for an easy breezy preparation.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.


3nos Potatoes (large & cubed)
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
1tsp Dry mango powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1no Tomato (large & chopped)
1/4cup Thick yogurt
Oil
Salt

Cook the cubed potatoes in salted water until they turns soft, drain it and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a kadai, add the ajwain seeds and potatoes.

Saute well till the potatoes turns crispy.

Add the dry mango powder, garam masala powder,coriander powder and cumin powder,cook for few more minutes.

Add now the chopped tomato,some water and cook until the potato gets well coated with the spices.

Finally add the yogurt and bring it to boil, put off the stove.

Serve hot with rotis.

31 comments:

  1. Wow.. loving these priya.. nice way to eat potatoes.. :)

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  2. Hi Priya, I cannot imagine not having cookbooks...although, years ago, I only owned one or two books and now I have lots and lots. They are so great, even if you just use them for reference.

    Love your potatoes...so delicious and comforting. The addition of the yogurt gives them a great texture and flavor, as well:)

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  3. love your collection of cook books! :) the dish looks delicious!...will go good with rot is!

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  4. i can really agree to the cookbook bit... i dun have space to keep my ever budgeoning collection! yummy potatoes...

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  5. I will need another cupboard for my books am sure of that!
    Nice concept and recipe!

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  6. wow love your collections of books Priya, thanks for sharing this with us..

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  7. This is a wonderful theme Priya. Even I got to cook from some cook books I bought which were untouched otherwise. Very flavourful side dish...

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  8. Khatte aloo looks amazing and perfectly made dear.

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  9. Yummy looking and lavish sour potatoes.
    Deepa

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  10. You are so lucky to win so many books priya. aloo looks delicious and mouthwatering

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  11. Tangy and potatoes.. what's not to love? looks lipsmacking good! :)

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  12. Aloo looks superb, even I am like that, I read the cookbooks, but then most of the time I do whatever I feel, mostly because some ingredient will be missing, or I'll be too lazy to follow..

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  13. potatoes look delicious... mouth watering...

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  14. so surprised how you were never into buying cookbooks - I have an entire bookcase filled with nothing else

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  15. Such a tiffin friendly dish Priya :)

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  16. Appealing sidedish..Looks great with your neat presentation..

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  17. Lovely Aloo subzi with the amchur powder! Love your presentation :)

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  18. Wow! A different way to cook potatoes! My husband will just gorge on this :)

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  19. Basically we love potatoes and so any version is welcome. Will try this next time and let you know.

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  20. They are tempting me now...and you can make your own PDF (publish)book, you have lovely collections of homely recipes. Sometimes I wonder how you managed.May god bless you

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  21. I have a huge collection of cookery books, and I cannot imagine it when you say you hardly have any :))!! I guess good confident cooks like you may not need to refer the books a 100 times like I do :)

    The aloo looks nice and amchur adds a wonderful flavor of its own, right :)

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  22. I've tons of cookbooks, not that I cook from them everyday. They are great for inspiration.
    Khatte aloo sounds tangy & delicious.

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  23. Collecting cookbooks is sort of an obsession for me though I rarely cook from them. Thanks to Valli's themes, I try from the books :)
    This recipe looks nice Priya.Must try.

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  24. Thats a lot of cookbooks. I love the way your aloos are dressed.

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