Monday, June 4, 2018

Aloo Palda | Himachali Potato curry in Yogurt gravy

Aloo Palda is a potato curry in yogurt based gravy. This dish is from mountainous region of Himachal Pradesh. This curry is low in spice with subtle flavors. Relish this with steamed rice.

1. Potato/Aloo - 2 medium sized
2. Yogurt/ Curd- 1.5 cup
3. Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
4, Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
5. Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon or as per your spice level
6. Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
7. Cardamom - 1
8. Cloves - 3
9. Cinnamon stick - 1' piece
10. Ghee - 1 tablespoon
11. Salt to taste
12. Coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Wash and cut potatoes in cubes.

2. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in thick bottomed vessel and splutter cumin seeds.

3. Add cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom and saute for a minute.

4. Add potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Give it a good mix and cook and cover until potatoes turn soft.

5. Once the potatoes are well done, lower the flame and add whisked curd. Stir continuously to avoid curdling. Cook for 5 more minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Linking this recipe to "Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge", event. For the month of May, the theme is to make Himachali cuisine. I am paired up with Aruna Panangipally who gave me cumin and yogurt as my secret ingredients, and I chose these ingredients to make Aloo Palda. Do visit Aruna's blog to look for delicious recipe. Aruna blog's at "Aharam".