Thursday, July 12, 2007

Aloo Pudine ka Saag

I harvested fresh mint from my kitchen garden and tried out this recipe for the RCI Punjab Cuisine event hosted by Richa from 'As Dear As Salt'. I was a bit skeptical when I started making this curry because I felt it might taste very different. But once I made the paste and started sautéing it the whole house was filled with the aroma of fresh mint and it was so good. The curry also tastes yummy. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients
For the gravy
A medium sized bunch of fresh mint (you can reduce the quantity if you find the flavor too strong. I used a handful of leaves because the home grown mint had a very strong flavor)
1/2 cup of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chilli
1 big onion

Other ingredients
2 medium sized potatoes
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 piece of cinnamon
Oil as needed
Salt to taste

Method
1. Make the paste for the gravy and set aside.
2. Either boil the potatoes or simple shallow fry them in oil. I cut the potatoes into cubes and baked them.
3. Pour oil in a pan and add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon.
4. Next add the masala paste.
5. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook till the raw smell disappears. Add water if the gravy becomes thick.
6. Then add the potatoes and salt and bring to a boil.

Goes well with roti or pulao.

30 comments:

Suganya said...

Love the golden color of the gravy. I was expecting a greener gravy. Looks delicious Lakshmi. I have always wanted to ask this dumb question: How does it feel to participate in yr own event?

DEEPA said...

Hey lakshmi ...This is awesome ..Excellent entry for your invented event .Too good ...

Saju said...

what a lovely idea, I love mint and have lots in the garden
guess what I am making this weekend?

Asha said...

Good to see ya L,been long time!
I have loads of Mint too,will try this.Great entry,looks delicious:))

Sharmi said...

that is an interesting combination. nice recipe.

swapna susarla said...

Hi lakshmik
very interesting recipe.i don't like pudina that much.but for my hubby i can try this.thanks for sharing.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Looks like it would be served in a restaurant! Very nice indeed!!

I have to try this one.

Kanchana

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
That's a very delicious gravy! will go very well with pooris too!

Jyothi said...

Hi Lakshmi! delicious dish. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Suganya

The gravy also has onions so that lightens the color. I have to support my own event right :) Besides which I love the idea of trying foods from different cuisines.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Deepa and Saju

Glad you liked the recipe. Do try it out and let me know.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Yes, it has been a long time. I have many recipes that I tried out just not finding the time to post them.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sharmi and Swapna

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Kanchana. Yes, tastes just like restaurant made.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Usha and Jyothi.

archana said...

Nice recipe Lakshmi:)I had wanted to recreate a similar pudina based potato curry which I had tasted in Lucknow. Now I have the recipe in front of me.
I will surely try it :)

bhags said...

Nice recipe, never have tried anything with Pudina, but I think nowi have to after seeing this

Jyothsna said...

Hi Lakshmi! Nice combo with mint! How have you been?

Sreelu said...

Lakshmi,

wow pudina aloo, I thought it would be dry sabji like aloo palak.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Archana and Bhags. Do try it out.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Jyothsna

I have been good. Thanks for asking. Been busy with a few things so did not find the time to post recipes.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Sreelu

I think you can try out a dry subzi too. Probably you can saute onions and potatoes with all the spices and add a few pudina leaves in the end. Similar to aloo methi or aloo palak.

Roopa said...

long time lakshmi! the gravy looks delicious loved the color..

Roopa said...

long time lakshmi! the gravy looks delicious loved the color..

Sia said...

when u said mint i thought it will be little green but what a beautiful golden coloured gravy u got. looks absolutely delicious lakshmi

musical said...

What a gorgeous looking curry it is. i have some mint in my fridge, must try this.

Taste of Mysore said...

Was looking for a green colored gravy! Umm golden color looks nice. Never thought of aloo with mint except for the combo in panipuri I guess. umm...interesting ........and a great entry to RCI.

Prema Sundar said...

Good one lakshmi... a bit different from the usual aloo we make with a mint flavour..

Seema said...

Wow Saag looks very tasty Lakshmi. Hope you are doing fine buddy. Been a long time.

sarah said...

This looks delicious!

Very nice blog, I just came across it today. I have been trying to learn more vegetarian recipes!