Friday, 21 June 2013

Chettinad Aloo/ Potato in freshly grounded spices/ Chettinad Special

Chettinad Aloo/

Potato in freshly grounded spices/
Chettinad Special
Hi Friends,
Few months back I came to know about Chettinad Recipes Chettinad is a famous place where freshly grounded spices are use to cook vegetables.  I don't know much about this place but when i saw some dishes prepared this way at Aarthi's food blog Yummy tummy.  From the day i saw those potatoes smeared in spices i was determined to make them but never got the opportunity to try my hand on it. So today morning i made these potatoes and want to tell you that the aroma of freshly grounded spices was just so awesome. I never thought that it can make a huge difference in a simple potato sabzi. Its so easy to make and can be served within 15 minutes. I tasted it and felt that it was full of aroma it doesn't taste good but also smell so good. Now i will try more veggies Chettinad way. If you want to give a twist to your regular potato curry then try this i am sure you will love it as i did.

Boiled Potato- 4 medium
Onion- 1 medium
Tomato- 1 medium
Mustered Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per your taste

Spices to roast and grind
Dry red chilly- 2-3
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds- 1 tsp
Mustered Seeds- 1 tsp
Black pepper- 5-6
Urad Daal- 1 tbsp

Gather your ingredients

Take your spices to grind

dry roast them in a pan or kadai

until brown and dard

Take them out and cool a bit

Now take them in grinder

make powder out of it

Chop potatoes
(you can use them whole also)

Add 2 tsp oil in a kadai or pan

crackle mustered seeds in it

throw in chopped onion and tomato

mix them well, cover and cook

until mushy

Now add potatoes

 and grounded spices

mix them well

add salt and mix well

cover and cook for 1-2 minutes

Chettinad Potatoes are ready to serve

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  1. You can add more chilies if you want it more spicy, but i was suppose to serve it to kids so kept minimal.
  2. You can also add 2 tsp chana daal in it. i was not having in hand. 
  3. Basically its about grinding spices in powder form so don't add ginger garlic or green chilly in it for real taste of Chattinaad special dish.
  4. I think if we make a bit grainy powder of spices then it will give a crunchy flavour to potatoes. Will try it next time. 




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