Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bateta nu shaak / Aloo ki subzi (Potato vegetable)

This the most versatile potato preparation in my repertoire. Its delicious and pairs well with rotis, puri's or paratha. Along with those you can have kadhi, basundi, shrikhand, sevaiyya... endless possibilities. My favorite combination is puri's and a quick dessert like this one. The very Indian brunch, simple enough to make on a lazy Sunday, hot fluffy puri's with piping hot shaak. Also using this as a base you can add ground peanuts for crunchy dish, tomatoes to make a curry version, some garam masala for a spice delight. Go ahead and try the possibilities.

Ingredients: 

4 large potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed
2 green chilies, slit in two
1 inch knob of ginger minced or grated
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
5-6 curry leaves
1 1/2 tablespoon oil
Pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1/4 teaspoon raee (mustard seeds)

Heat oil in a pan and when hot add the hing, jeera and raee. When the start to crackle, add the chilies, ginger, curry leaves and turmeric. Saute for a minute. Add the potatoes and mix to coat evenly. Cook for 2-3 minutes and serve hot with a side of puri's, parathas or roti!

I am sending this to Bhagyashri's Cooking for Kids - Filling Breakfasts, an event started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

13 comments:

Priya said...

Wow, just love this sort of simple subzi,looks yumm!

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and simple subzi.. looks tempting!!!!

J said...

such a simple dish.. i agree poyatoea are really very versatile..
btw..Congrats MLLA 21 winner.. cheers

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simple and easy, everyday eats with awesome taste!

Malar Gandhi said...

Perfect aloo subzi, absolutely undisputed food at the dinner table:)

LK said...

Ooohh...such a simple preparation - I'll have to try this out!

~ Lopa said...

I love this potato sabzi, when i can't think of anything else to cook, this is the easiest pick :)

Kiran said...

Very simple and tasty dish.We all love this potato subzi.We call it as potato upma curry.I also add some lemon juice in the end.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

yummy looking recipe and so simple!!!

Sayali Shah said...

Really Nice snaps......first time on your blog...delicious recipes :)

Leena said...

Simple yet very tasty subzi...yummy!

SS said...

Looks good! The picture is so bright and pretty! :)

Siddhi S said...

wow nice potato sabzi...myall time favourite...tempting pic...nice recipe

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