February 20, 2013

Chutneywaale Aloo | Baby potatoes in a minty dressing


Is it a snack or a dry side dish ? Party Food or Finger food for kids' parties. Well, today's dish happens to be all of these. Inspired from here, Vidhu Mittal's one of my favourite authors, and this dish definitely didnt disappoint. Quick to put together, and yummiliciously simple, the nutty and minty coating to the baby potatoes was simply out of the world. I shall update with more (and better pics) as these were taken just before sunset and I had two bratty kids screaming for attention :-) :-) 

Do try it out, and for all those potato lovers there, I bet you would go back to this dish as its a keeper of sorts. Its also a simple make-ahead for potlucks, and tastes wonderfully well paired with simple pulav and raitha. Sending this to Day 3 of BM under "cooking from a cookbook" theme. The last 2 days saw me dishing out Baked Hara Bhara Kabab & Set Dosa with Carrots-Shallots Chutney

Prep time : 10 mins | Cook time : 10 mins | Serves : 3
Difficulty level : Easy

Ingredients:
Baby potatoes - 1 lb or about 400 gms
Mint leaves - 2 handfuls
Green chillies-  1 or 2 (adjust spice)
Cashewnuts - 5 to 7 (optional, but recommended)
Salt - to taste
Dry masala powders (Each 1/2 tsp) : Amchur (dry mango powder), Garam Masala, Red Chilli 
Oil - 2 TBSP

Method:
1) Peel and boil baby potatoes till 3/4 done (ensure they are not mushy). If you are pressure cooking, cook for 2 whistles only. Drain and reserve.
2) Soak cashewnuts in a bowl of warm water for 10 mins
3) Grind together mint leaves, cashewnuts, chillies to a fine paste with very minimal water
4) In a non stick pan, heat oil. Fry the paste for 1 - 2 mins till the raw smell disappears. Now add the boiled potatoes, dry masala powders and saute well for 2 - 5 mins, taking care not to break the potatoes.
5) Serve hot as a snack or a dry side dish

Linking this to PJ's event  Only Vegan, event by Pari

25 comments:

  1. The way you have explained the curry is really tempting me to try it out.Have got all the ingredients.Nice recipe...

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  2. Sooper dooper roast...
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  3. Colourful and flavorful roasted potatoes, lovely side dish.......

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  4. Wow.....so yummy it looks...:-)

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  5. Somehow I always like those images of baby , whole potatoes. Like the vibrant green of the dish. Must have been flavorful with the mint addition.

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  6. Baby potatoes are all time favorite. With mint combination is new to me. Need to try.

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  7. I have tried chutneywale aloo before, but was really disappointed with the dish. But this looks quite yummy, and really an easy to put together dish! Good one!

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  8. Very interesting Kalyani, when I made the chutney waale pulao I was stumped knowing that the rice was made with chutney, how interesting right..so I can imagine this aloo being tasty..:)

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  9. Wow! Love the addition of mint. My husband will have a feast if I make this at home! He probably will run to the store to get baby potatoes :)

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  10. these look so good - similar to some pesto potatoes I had made some months back - mint sounds like it would be good also

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  11. I borrowed Pure & Simple a while back and loved both the pics and the recipes. Those potatoes look absolutely delicious.

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  12. Look so tempting.. I love the green paste which u made it for potatoes

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  13. looks delicious. i have posted a similar one long back but added coriander leaves too.

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  14. Droolworthy chutneywaale aloo, the name itself makes me drool..Can guess how flavourful this dish will be.

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  15. My daughter is fond of baby potatoes. I need to try this for her. She would love it...

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  16. Love this recipe; have not made it for a long time.:-)

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  17. Nice flavorfull baby potato curry yes I agree that this one is a perfect combination with pulao..

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  18. Flavorful potato roast,looks yummy.........

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  19. I love this recipe it is easy, will definitely try it out.

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  20. Flavorful and tempting roast..Simply love this with plain rice..

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  21. Perfect looking potatoes.love it.

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  22. Aloo & mint chutney my favorites... this recipe is very similar to chaat preparation we have in North India. Loved it.

    btw I got this long bread for pinwheel sandwiches from Big Bazaar in Pune, they have a big bakery within BB & they happily baked a sandwich loaf (Rs. 40/- per loaf) & sliced it horizontally in the bread slicing machine. I believe similar set-up should be avbl in a BB near you. Do check with them.

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  23. Aloo & mint chutney my favorites... this recipe is very similar to chaat preparation we have in North India. Loved it.

    btw I got this long bread for pinwheel sandwiches from Big Bazaar in Pune, they have a big bakery within BB & they happily baked a sandwich loaf (Rs. 40/- per loaf) & sliced it horizontally in the bread slicing machine. I believe similar set-up should be avbl in a BB near you. Do check with them.

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Cheers
Kalyani

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