Saturday, April 2, 2011

20110402 Aloo ke Gutake (Potatoes Tempered with Cumin)

(SOURCE: Indian Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant - Aloo kee Gutake)

This is from Uttarakhand, the Land of Gods. This dish didn't really taste very Indian to me because of the mild flavor. But it is very easy to make and is a perfect side dish for a pork chop or stuffed chicken.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of ground turmeric
500g potato wedges

1. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat, then reduce the heat. Add the cumin seeds and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add the turmeric and immediately afterwards the potato wedges. Stir well and sprinkle over a very little amount of water just to make them damp.
2. Season with salt, then reduce the heat to very low, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Garnish with chopped coriander.

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