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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Aalu Handi - ஆலு ஹண்டி

Aalu Handi - ஆலு ஹண்டி 
A Typical road side food being served in north India especially for vegetarians at Dhaba.  This food is always served hot with Roti (Tandoori) / Naan and tastes yummy.  One of my Chef friend from Rajasthan, during his visit to south India tour, shared this recipe to me and today thought of doing this.  Recipe is very simple, authentic and traditional.  In star hotels, Potato is replaced with non-veg items and the entire procedure is same.  

Ingredients, 15 ml Oil and 15 ml ghee.  Finely chopped onions 2 nos, Tomato Puree (2 nos), 1 nos slitted Green chilly, 1/2 inch Julienne Ginger (Cut into short, thin strips) Aaharam Chilly powder 1 and 1/2 TSP, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, Freshly grounded Coriander seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp, Cumin Powder 1 tsp, Yoghurt 1 cup, fresh cream 1/2 cup and Potato diced 1 cup, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tsp garam masala.

Heat Oil in kadai, add ghee and onions. Add salt and fry till golden brown.  Now add slit chilly, ginger, ginger garlic paste and mix well.  Add tomato puree, tomatoes mix will, cook in medium flame with closed lid for 5 mins.  Remove lid, mix well, add all the spices, yogurt and cover again for 2 mins in medium flame.  Once potatoes are cooked, add Fresh cream, kasuri methi and stir well.  Now top up with 1 tsp of Garam Masala  mix well and serve hot with Roti / Naan of your choice.  This goes good with Steamed basmathi rice too.  Serve with Pride...!!! Serve with Joy....!!!