Punjabi Aloo

Regional Cuisine of India is a fine event that celebrates a cuisine of India every month. When I first came across this event I thought its going to be easy. No, its not. Not all South Indian fare is just idli and sambar and not all North Indian gravy is some curry or masala.

Food bloggers, each month come up with an interesting array of dishes that allow us to learn about the cuisine. As an added bonus, we get to learn that region’s customs and traditions and in some case, the blogger’s childhood memories tied with that recipe. All in all, it’s a wonderful experience for me, both as a participant and as a spectator. Who are we to thank for, to envisage such a brilliant idea that brings us together under one umbrella (or cuisine, should I say)? Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine.

With that said, here is my entry for RCI Punjab hosted by Richa of As Dear As Salt. Yogurt and potatoes, along with the spices makes this simple but wonderful curry.

Punjabi Aloo

Ingredients

Potato – 3
Onion – 1, small
Tomato – 2, chopped
Peas – ¼ cup, frozen
Yogurt – ¼ cup
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Green chillies – 2
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt

Method

Boil potato in lightly salted water and cut into big pieces.

In a skillet, sauté onion, green chillies and ginger in a tsp of oil. Allow this to cool and grind to a fine paste with very little water.

In the same skillet, heat a tsp of oil and splutter cumin seeds and add the onion paste. After allowing it to fry for 2 minutes, add the tomato pieces, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. After a minute, add potatoes and allow the gravy to boil. When the gravy becomes dry, add yogurt and peas and heat through. Serve while warm.

Round-up for the event so far

RCI Tamil – Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine
RCI Andhra – Latha of Masala Magic
RCI Maharashtra I, II, III – Nupur of One Hot Stove

Bookmarking these pages is all one has to do to learn/gain expertise in these cuisines.

34 comments:

Richa said...

my mouth is watering looking at that, and yes it is dinner time :)
thanks for this lovely dish!

Manasi said...

Yum!! must try! BTW, super pix!!!

USHA said...

Wow!!!wonderful presentation...its so tempting with peas on that potato...hmmm yummy

Komal said...

You make everything look sooo delicious...I can just taste it by looking at the pic..haha

Lata said...

A great picture! I don't know the picture always comes first when it comes to your blog. Nice recipe.

Tee said...

mouth watering!!! can you send some here so that I don't have to cook today ;)

Coffee said...

A very nice and simple recipe indeed. :)

Nupur said...

Mmm...simple and delicious. Would you believe it, I was looking at the heap of potatoes in my kitchen a few hours ago and wondering if there are authentic Punjabi ways with the potato, and then I see this!
Thanks for your enthusiasm about the RCi event. I too think it is such a wonderful learning opportunity.

archana said...

Nice presentation, and lovely picture. You have made a simple dish look so exotic with your picture :)
Potato peas and curd wow it must be tasting gr8.Even I like putting curd .With the same recipe try making Lauki and add curd you will like it:)

musical said...

yummy! aloo matar rules :) and i agree: its simple and delicious.

Vcuisine said...

A simple, lighter mouth watering side dish Suganya, Tempting to grab something that too without Garlic????. Oh I just love it. Viji

Sig said...

oooh suganya... only u can make these simple dishes look sooo exotic... can't stop staring!

Padma said...

The 'Punjabi Aloo' is mouthwatering and what a great photo, I have to learn some quick photography skills from you, being a new blogger I need those tit-bits...And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, its really encouraging.

Is the date for RCI-Punjab over? I donno how to keep track of these events, if you could help in this...
http://padmaskitchen.blogspot.com

The Cooking Ninja said...

Very yummy indeed. :)

sra said...

What a mouthwatering shot!

Asha said...

Gorgeous picture!!You have got to give us some tips!!!
Yummy Aloo! Don't you love this RCI event.Great concept.

Suganya said...

Thank you to all of you :)

Tee, I wudnt mind sending that to you. On second thoughts, come over to my house, vl prepare you a feast :)

Nupur, Great to see you back. How was yr trip? See you in A-Z.

Archana, Lauki is bottle gourd, na? I will try that next time. This is my first attempt. Needless to say, I enjoyed it.

Viji, I too loved the fact that it doesnt call for garlic.

Padma, I have given links for the event in my post. It will take you to the host's page where she had made the announcement. You still have a lot of time. Last date is July 25th.

Hema said...

Oh what a picture! it felt like it was right in front of me waiting to be eaten with a hot roti.mmmm...

Hima said...

My goodness that is looking so great.

Roopa said...

wow yum! the photo looks very tempting.wonderful entry!

Cynthia said...

That photo begs to be eaten.

TheCooker said...

You make the simplest of dishes look ultra glamorous!

Seema said...

Suganya, How beautiful is that photograph. How do you manage to take such beautiful photos? You make me say this in each and every post of yours girl. Lovely dish. Punjabi Aloo looks delicious. Perfect with a hot plate of paratha.

Sharmi said...

yummmmyyyy looking aloo. nice delicious entry.

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priar's, said...

Hi suganya,
wow punjabi aloo is great ....super presentation

Linda said...

Oh Yum! Just in time for breakfast :)

Prema Sundar said...

The recipe has got a lovely colour Suganya.very neat presentation(I must say this for all ur recipes).

Raaga said...

Simple and nice. have to have to try!

Vani said...

Such a beautiful presentation! looks mouth-watering!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
punjabi aloo was very tasty! became a hit at my house! got appreciated too! thanks to you!

Suganya said...

I am so glad your family liked it. Thanks for the feedback Usha :)

Jungle Pixie said...

I tried this yesterday for my husband and my parents and it was a huge hit! Just enough spice from the chilis, so creamy and beautiful in the plate!

Your site is by FAR one of my favorites on the web now!

easycrafts said...

Hey, I tried this out, it was simply superb ...going to post this for the T&T event

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