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DUM ALOO BANARSI

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[Stuffed potatoes prepared in tomato based gravy with lots of spices]

Preparation time—20minutes                                              Cooking time—40minutes

Serving–4                                                                                         Category—Veg

INGREDIENTS

1-large potatoes                                                                             4

2-Green peas [shelled& boiled]                                             ½ cup

3-Cottage cheese [paneer]                                                        ½ cup [mashed]

4-Raisin [kishmish]                                                                         1tbs[optional]

5-Onions [chopped]                                                                      ½ cup

6-Garam masala powder                                                             1tsp

7-Mango powder                                                                             ½ tsp

8-Jeera powder                                                                               ½ tsp

9-Corianrer powder                                                                      1tbs

10-Red chili powder                                                                      1tsp

11-Green chilies [chopped]                                                      ½ tsp

12-Coriander leaves [chopped]                                              1½ tbs

13-Tomatoes [blanched&pureed]                                         1½ cup

14-Ginger&garlic paste                                                                2tsp

15-Cornflour                                                                                     3tbs

16-Refined flour                                                                              2tbs

17-Clarified butter                                                                         2tbs

18-Oil                                                                                                     to fry

19-Salt                                                                                                   to taste

METHOD

1-Peel,wash and halve the potatoes, scoop out the inner portion , deep fry the shells and scoops[trimming] separately  till light brown and keeps aside.

2-Make a thick batter with refined flour, cornflour and water and keeps aside.

3-Heat half of the clarified butter, sauté one third of the onions till translucent, add green peas, green chillies,mango powder, cumin powder, salt, cottage cheese ,half of the coriander leaves and half of the garam masala powder. Mix them well and keep aside to cool.

4-In the meantime heat remaining oil in a kadhai or pan, crackle cumin seeds, add onions sauté till brown, stir in ginger garlic paste, when its start sticking to the bottom, sprinkle little water. Add turmeric powder and red chili power, sauté it for a while.

5-Add tomato puree, coriander powder and remaining garam masala powder. Stir- cook it for4-5 minutes.

6-Add 2½ cups of water and let it simmer on medium flame.

7-Now mix together fried potatoes [trimming] and green pea’s mixtures, mix it well and stuff the potatoes with prepare stuffing.

8-Heat oil again , dip the potatoes in prepared batter and deep fry them.

9-Once the gravy is thick, add fried potatoes and half of the coriander leaves, stir-cook it for 3-4 minutes.

10-Remove it from the fire, serve hot garnished with remaining coriander leaves.

 

About Anil Kumar

Chef at Mayuri Farms and Restaurant