Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chatpatay Aloo

If Mango is the king of fruits then to me potato is the king of vegetables.Potato is undoubtedly the most loved vegetable on earth.The reason is its versatility.The humble potato can be cooked into countless yumlicious dishes.Fried,boiled,roasted,baked,creamed,buttered or mashed always tingle your taste buds.Despite being delicious Potato is an excellent source of carbohydrates, the body's best energy source.Potato is fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and saturated fat free. It is high in Vitamin C and potassium and is a great source of Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber.Tasty and full of important nutrients …. no wonder Potato is the darling of all !!

The chatpatay Aloo I am posting today are not only tasty but also hassle free .Don’t you just love when all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the pot,cover let cook for about 30 minutes and voila ! dinner is ready … chatpatay Aloo is that type of dish.. In my home we usually eat this with pori or parathas in breakfast or just plain as chat but it tastes equally good with roti or Naan as well.

chatpatay Aloo

 What you need :
  • Potatoes : 250 gms ( peeled and sliced uniformly)
  • Onion : 1 medium ( finally chopped)
  • Tomato : 1 medium ( chopped )
  • Green chili : 3 -  4 ( finely chopped – up to your tolerance level)
  • Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
  • Salt : 3/4 to 1 tsp ( up to taste)
  • Tamarind pulp : 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaf : 3 – 4
  • oil : 1/2 cup

How to :
  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan … add curry leaf and let sizzle for a minute.
  2. Throw in all the ingredients ( potatoes.tomato,onion,chili,turmeric,salt and tamarind pulp).stir to mix well.
  3. Cover the pan and let cook  for about 25 to 30 minutes on gentle heat till the potatoes are done.
  4. Adjust seasoning .
  5. Chatpatay Aloo are ready to serve .

Notes :
  • You can use juice of one lemon instead of tamarind pulp.Use tamarind or lemon juice as per your taste.
  • Omit curry leaf if you don’t have any at hand .
  • Do not add any water because potatoes will be done in the water released by tomato and onion.
  • These aloo make excellent sandwich filling . 
  • For Bahraini  readers ..since the tamarind is ready salted here .. Go easy on salt .. check the seasoning after adding the Imli Pulp to avoid saltiness.
chatpatay Aloo


    jamila said...

    sadu ke bahee... mai aloo k paratha banao tu tujay zaroo khilatee houn aur tu chatpatay aloo banai tu mujay bhool gahee.....mujay asay dosst zar lagtay hai...3 idiots dekh kar he kuch shik laitee....D...P.....

    daring demure said...

    hi sadia, dats a very delicious dish of urs i made it last nite....n u'r rite alooz can't b neglected......P

    Sadia Naseeb said...

    @ daring demure: Thank you ..i am glad you liked it .

    @jamila: mayra pura irada tha tumhay taste kernay kay bahaijnay ka ..but then i thought ..chourou ..itnay tasty aloo parousion ko bhaijna apnay pait per laat marnay wali baat hay .. :P but dont be too upset ..the recipe is here ..make it yourself ..

    Simply Life said...

    Oh this looks delicious and I love how simple you make it sound to make!

    Sushma Mallya said...

    even i love potatoes,this looks simple yet very delicious...

    Sadia Naseeb said...

    Thank you simply life and Sushma!

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