As I am learning more and more Indian dishes, I tried for the first time to cook Aloo Bartha – or vegetable dish based of potatoes.
I am starting to get better at Indian cooking – apprehending the spices and base ingredients.
Maybe I haven’t made enough to discover the variety or I am just starting with the basics and getting better at it.
At least I can host my friends with basic Indian cooking and they love it.
That’s a good sign, isn’t it?
Alloo Bartha – potato vegetable dish
Put in a pan:
Some olive oil or 2 table spoon of ghee
1 tea spoon of cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 Tomato or 2 tomatoes depending on their size or tomato paste
Let it cook until all water is gone.
Add salt, coriander powder, red chili, a little bit of tamarin powder.
Let paste cook for 2 more minutes.
Add 1 table spoon of yoghurt.
Let it cook for 2 minutes till the oil separate out.
Add boiled potatoes.
Mix everything & add water 1.5 cup.
Add fresh coriander.
Let it boil & reduce the flame once it’s boiling, cover & let cook for 10 min, until you can see the layer of oil separating.
You can serve that as a side dish or eat with roti or bread.
When I cooked it, I made it as main dish with bread and had also a salad to go with it.