Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Aloo Tamatar with Kitchen King Masala | Potato Curry North Indian Style Recipe

There are moments which you want to always remember and think back. First day at school is surely one of those! Peddu and Chinnu started their school today and it was such a wonderful sight seeing them in their bright uniforms and shiny black shoes. Since buying those shoes, they have worn it some umpteen number of times, with the socks on and off. Chinnu as always, was sure to get what he liked. He got one that was heavy, which he could hardly carry around. Still that was the one he wanted and he wore.

We landed in a place that was crowded with anxious parents and excited pupils. Though both the boys were not upset and even smiled for a while, seeing the other kids crying, both burst into cries that were non stop. With great difficulty we tore ourselves away from scene and waited. Konda came with us and she was quite on the toes waiting for her brothers to come back. After what seem like a never ending period, we finally went back to get them. Peddu was fine, but Chinnu said he didn't like the school and didn't want to come back. Slowly we heard that Chinnu was in his naughty self. He had removed his shoes and socks and made the teacher put it back again. I think he got back his vengeance!
Coming to the recipe for today, this is another version of Aloo Tamatar I made along with Peas Pulao. What was special in this was that the fact that  I used Kitchen King Masala along with the usual spices. 

In one of my recent visits to Nilgiris I saw this packet of Kitchen King Masala. I am not normally given to buying ready to make masalas. The only two masalas that I buy from store are the Pav Bajji and Channa Masala. We even arrived at our own masala that was equally good that we might just give up. So imagine my surprise when my hands reached out to a packet of this masala. I remember reading about it in the blogs. So I finally came up buying a packet.

In the coming days you will get to read about the different recipes that I try this masala with. Hopefully even prepare the paneer recipe on the cover!

Aloo Tamatar with Kitchen King Masala

Preparation & Cooking Time : 15 mins
Cuisine : North Indian
Serves : 2 - 3

Ingredients needed:

Aloo - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Onions - 1 medium
Kitchen King Masala - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric a pinch
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as required
 
Method to prepare:
Pressure cook Potatoes, peel and cut into big cubes when they are cool.

Heat a pan with oil, saut the onions, then ginger garlic paste till well done.

Have it on high flame, keep stirring, while you chop those tomatoes into fine pieces. Add add salt and turmeric. Simmer with the lid slightly covering it.

Then add all the spice powders and stir everything together and slightly cover with the lid. Let the moisture get into it back to get the tomatoes soft.
When the tomatoes are done, add the cooked potatoes and enough water to get a gravy. Simmer and cook til you reach a thick consistency.

Serve with Ghee Rice or Naans

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11 comments :

Priya said...

Slurpp, wat a beautiful dish, makes me drool..

My cooking experiments said...

Seems a real comfort food to me!Hope your kids have a great day at school!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

nice click and recipe Srivalli :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

The gravy dish looks very tempting. Loved the color too.Enjoyed ur write-up :):)

Tina said...

Curry looks yummy yummy...

Jayashree said...

What kind of masala is this, Valli? Is it similar to garam masala?

notyet100 said...

yummy platter,..

Lebouffe said...

Simple recipe and a nice photograph! -Naina

Leena said...

First time visiting your blog..very tempting recipes...potato curry is very delicious!

Madhuri said...

You got a nice space. Following you.

Madhavi said...

oh mouth-drooling treat :))

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