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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Alu Dum recipe


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12 whole small potato
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
1  tablespoon  ginger
1  tablespoon green chili
1 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 cup yogurt
4 tbs oil
1/2 tsp salt or according to taste
water
cilantro for garnish

Dry roast poppy seeds with 6 cloves, a small piece of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of cardamon seeds, a few bay leaves, 2" inch stick of cinnamon.  After roasting allow it to cool.

To a blender jar add tomato, green chili, ginger, garlic, the cooled roasted spices add water and grind to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds when they sizzle add chopped onion saute until brown add ground paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, whole potato and yogurt mix cover and cook till potato is cooked, at least 15 minutes add water if necessary to keep the pan from burning at the bottom add salt, cilantro mix turn heat off.
Serves 2

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