Friday, October 24, 2008

Capsicum Aloo Gravy

This is a delightful dish for the potato and capsicum lovers! 

onion - 1 finely chopped
tomato - 1 finely chopped
green chillies - 2 big finely chopped
capsicum - 1/2 finely chopped and 1/2 sliced 
potato - two medium sized
coriander - 1 bunch
mint leaves - 1/2 bunch
ginger - long & thinly sliced 

cumin Seeds - 1 tb spoon
caraway seeds - 1 tb spoon
cloves - 3
cardamom- 3
ground black pepper - 1/4 tb spoon
dried mint leaves - 1 tb spoon (optional if you use fresh mint)
tamarind extract - 2 tb spoon
ginger paste - 1 tb spoon
bay leaf - 1


Gravy - Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds,  caraway seeds, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, dried mint, bay leaf and saute for 2 minutes. When the flavor starts spread add the finely chopped onion and green chilli. Mix the spices and onion well, let it fry until onion turns golden color. Add mint leaves, coriander leaves and ginger paste. Add the chopped capsicum, after two minutes add the chopped tomato. Let the mixture get cooked for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add 2 tb spoons of tamarind extract and salt. Let the mixture cool down and blend the entire contents to a soft paste. 

Baking Potatoes - Peel the potatoes and pierce each potato at several places with a fork.  This lets the extra moisture drip. Slightly oil them and microwave for 5 - 9 minutes on high heat. 

Making - Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced capsicum until tender. Add the baked potato slices and stir. Wait for 3 minutes and add the gravy mixture. Mix the contents thoroughly and let it cook for a while. Simmer and cook for 15 min stirring occassionally. Add little water if you feel the gravy is getting dried up.  

Garnish - Add a tb spoon of butter or ghee and garnish with the thinly sliced ginger and serve. 


Sruni said...

You can add some coriander powder and red chilli powder to make it extra hot!

vishnu serla said...

can u plz post other veg curries like cabbage cauliflower soyabean etc.... trying to cook cabbage n didnt find dat recipe in ur blog:(


Sruni said...

thanks vishnu for following my blog. I need to put more time into blogging.. Will surely update the blog with more recipes soon!

I know there are many other vegetables that I should put up! I have the pics too but too busy to write the blog.. will do it soon!