Sunday, January 27, 2008

Aloo Sabji With The Most Awesome Parathas

All of last week, I was away at Bangalore on work. It was a wonderful break and I enjoyed myself. Its been a while since I had been anywhere and this was most welcome.
There we were put up at this service apartment. Basic place and basic amenities but the food was superb. There were two Nepali boys working there, and they would churn out this amzing food. Unforunately, my meals were restricted to breakfast and one dinner but what to do.... As I reached the apartment, I asked him for parathas for breakfast everyday. So the first day was this amazing aloo parathas with thick and delicious curd and pickles and on the second day, he brought forth gobi parathas. On the third day, I did not want to push, so I left him to decide what he would make. Only one instruction - no South Indian breakfast. He made these amzing awesome, superb flaky parathas along with Aloo Sabji. It was so so nice. I had to immediately take pictures and thought it will be perfect for the blog. Got him to give me the recipe. In fact I made it for dinner the moment I got home but no camera to take pictures. So I am posting the pictures here taken of the food made by Tinku along with his picture too.

The Aloo Sabji recipe is posted here and the Flaky parathas recipe here.

4 potatoes boiled and diced finely
4 tomatoes chopped really finely
2 inch piece ginger finely chopped
2 tablespoons Oil

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
3 tablespoons kasooti methi
3 tablespoons curd

Heat oil in a kadai.
Add the tomoates and ginger. Cook till it gets totally mushy and and the oil comes out.
Add the dry powders like coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder. Cook for a few more minutes.

Add the potatoes and fry for a few minutes. Add the curd, the kasooti methi and 1 glass water and cook till potato gets nice and cooked and infused with all the flavors of tomato and kasooti methi.
It needs to have a very watery gravy.

Serve hot with Flaky Parathas(Recipe here).


Srivalli said...

Kamini..they are looking so delicious!..I am going to try this tonight!..oh thats the reason no call..good to know you enjoyed your have been working hard I know!

Siri said...

Indeed the combo of Aloo Sabji and Aloo Parathas is awesome...:) The sabji is so simple to make and yet it must have tasted yummy! Glad to know that u enjoied ur break.. Bangalore is a beautiful city!

~ Siri

Asha said...

Kamini, Parathas look very flaky and delicious. Lucky girl!:)

Meera said...

Hi Kamini,
I was looking for your blog ever since you left a comment on mine. but couldn't open the profile. there was something about not being shared. but today, reached your wonderful blog through Taste of India, thanks to Sailu.
I loved the combo of aloo subzi and parathas. I will try it sometime.

Aparna said...

What a coincidence. I just got back last week after a short break. We were at a guesthouse where we used get these heavenly aloo parathas with butter (I know!). Their piece de resistance was a panner paratha. So I know what you're talking about.

Rajitha said...

the food looks great ..but you know what gets to me is his thoughtfulness and the care he must have taken to make for you..and his willingness to share recipes esp. when there are ppl around who not part with info easily!!

aditi said...

Hi! Just wondering where the recipe for the parathas is? I can't find it and am dying to make it. This looks soooo yummy. Thank you :)

Kamini said...

Sorry Aditi,
I had totally forgotten about that. Promise, that will be my next post. In the next day or two.....