September 16, 2005

Dum Aloo


small potatoes (5-7)
1/2 green or red chilly
1/2 cup curd
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup ground onion paste (grind the onion in blender with 1/2 chilly to make paste)
1/4 tsp. each turmeric, chilly and cumin ,coriander powder.
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste.
3 tbs. finely chopped green coriander
salt to taste


1.Lightly cook potatoes, peel and drill holes in them using a fork and Deep fry the potatoes until golden brown.

2.Heat the oil. Fry the onion paste till brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for another minute.

3.Then add curd , salt to taste, turmeric, chilly and cumin ,coriander powder. And fry till the oil separates from the masala. Add potates and fry in this masala in medium heat with a lid on for some more time .

4.Add water that the potatoes are just covered. Cook on high flame until the gravy thickens.

5.Garnish with finely chopped coriander.


Serve hot with Rotis or Parathas or Jeera Rice

Vegetable -Stir Fry

Vegetable -Stir Fry


10-12 Baby corn
10-12 Mushroom
3 Capsicums (red ,yellow green )
2 Onions
3-4 Green Chillies slit lengthwise
1 tsp Chopped Ginger
1 tsp Chopped Garlic
Soya sauce
Chilli Sauce
Tomato Sauce
1/4 tsp vinegar or lime juice
Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp sugar
2tsps CornFlour or Rice Flour
Salt to taste
Spring onions leaves chopped for garnishing


1.Chop the vegetables ( baby corn , mushrooms,onions , capsicum) into quarters. Add some salt and pepper powder and keep them marinated for sometime.

2.Prepare a mixture of all sauces and sugar mentioned above in half a cup of water .

3.Heat some oil in the pan and Stir fry these vegetables still almost cooked on high heat.Keep aside .

4.In the same pan , saute ginger,garlic ,chillies on high heat for 2 mins.

5.Add the Sauce mixture and cook on high heat for 3 mins ,then add the stir fried vegetables mix well ensure the veggies are coated evenly . Add salt and pepper to taste.

6.Mix cornflour with litte water and add this to thicken the gravy. Cook on high flame for sometime.

7.Finally garnish the same with spring onions and serve hot.


Goes well with Noodles or Fried Rice