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Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo Makes Curry An Easy Side Dish

Khatta aloo are baby  new potatoes cooked  in an Indian style with aromatic spices and herbs  for a delicious side dish to grilled meats and curry.

Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for Indian  style potatoes (khatta aloo) which are made simply  with a few spices and herbs. It is almost a dry curry  (sukhi) but it does have a tiny  bit of sauciness to  it.

As Indian recipes go, this is  very  similar  to the very first  Indian recipe I cooked at home  some decades ago. I had bought  a cookbook to get some ideas, and the potatoes seemed the most approachable  way to begin. So if you are new to Indian cooking, you might find this type of  side dish very much a great start.

The recipe cooks quickly without complicated steps. I  served this with some  tandoori chicken which I  grilled along with some grilled peppers  and  onions. I might have  served the tandoori  also with rice but I  felt this was enough.

Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

I  am joining  up with Improv  Cooking Challenge  today, whch I  try  to  do once a month with a group of blogging friends.  The topic  is  on  Potatoes and Coriander which is perfect for Inidian  cuisine, although there are any number  of other cuisines that  could have been represented, including  Mexican food.

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Coriander & Potatoes

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Potato & Coriander

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Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

Indian Style Potatoes - Khatta Aloo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 4
Author: Sue Lau

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Boil baby new potatoes in salted water ten minutes or until tender; then drain.
  • Cut potatoes in half.
  • Heat oil and butter in a skillet and add ajwain and cumin seeds and temper until they begin to sputter.
  • Add the garlic, onion and ginger and cook until onions soften.
  • Stir in potatoes and remaining spices; toss to mix.
  • Add water and stir, cooking until water cooks off and mixture is thick and saucy.
  • Stir in cilantro just before serving.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Indian Style Potatoes- Khatta Aloo

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