What is the most versatile and humble vegetable ~ Ofcourse it’s Aloo
Aloo is one vegetable everyone loves. It is used in many dishes be it the main course or a side dish or a starter or soup. Don’t you agree? It can also be used as binding agent for making vegetable burgers or used as stuffing in stuffed karela and the list is endless. Kids and grown-ups love it too. It is a starchy root vegetable rich in carbohydrates. When eaten with it’s skin, it is rich in fiber as well as Vitamin C. Research has shown that most of the protein lies just underneath the skin. You can notice this by boiling aloo and gently removing it’s skin; you will see a thin yellow film deposited. It has been a staple for centuries in many parts of the world. But make sure not to consume it too much as it has been linked to diabetes as well. Everything in moderation is the key. My niece and nephew loves aloo in any shape and form and so this easy recipe is dedicated to them.
4 medium size aloo
A few sprigs of dill finely chopped
1/2 tsp of rye or rai
1/2 tsp jeera
Red chilli powder per taste
1 tsp Dhania powder
1/4 tsp of amchur powder or lime/lemon juice
Salt per taste
A couple of kari leaves
1 – 2 tsp oil
Prick the aloo randomly and microwave on high for about 4 minutes or until tender. Take it out and put it in cold water for easy peeling. Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick pan (preferable) and add the rye and jeera, then add the kari leaves, keep the heat on low now. Peel the skin of the aloo and dice it into big chunks. This takes about 1 & 1/2 min. Increase the heat on the stove and add the spices mentioned into the oil, mix well then put the aloo, mix gently. Garnish with dill. Adjust seasonings if needed. I make this often for my husband too when in a hurry to go to work and it works perfect. Give it a try.
Aloo sabzi served with bread ~ for WYF:Side dish & Monthly Mingle 31 – Kids lunches started by Meeta
Aloo looks yummy with all the spices!
sabji looks delicious & easy to make. Love the addition of dill
I make a similar kind of aloo sabzi but instead of dill I put some kasuri methi. Love chatpata aloo.
Great site, nice recipe.
Your aloo looks so good with Dill. Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me.
Even I love aloo in any form.. thanks for the easy recipe
Do you put potatos in water while microwaving or without water?
Thanks for checking out the recipe. I do not put water while microwaving. Just prick with a knife or a fork in a few places over the potato and microwave it. No need of any water.
Hope this helps.
beautiful picture priya..thanks for the entry!
That looks yum!
my partner loves Indian food – it’s the only food he’ll eat out! He also adores potatoes, in any form. I shall try this for him, I’m sure he’ll love it (so will I, 🙂 obviously!)
YUM YUM YUM! 🙂
I’ve recently been trying vegetarian! I’m going 3 months now! I did have to encorporate shrimp into my diet but thats all. It started off to expand my palette since I’m too Italian for my own good (I used to barely go a meal without meat!) and now I just feel physically and emotionally better without meat in my diet.
Go Vegs! 🙂
Marielle, I am so glad you liked the recipe and trying out vegetarian recipes. There are plenty of options. Vegetarianism is NOT about eating salads as so many people think! It has depth, complexity, aroma and above all flavor!! Go VEG!
Lovely aloo sabzi dish, talented lady! I had some leftover boiled potatoes and just crushed them into small pieces. Equally fast and super convenient. And I love the blend of masala with the fresh dill. Great way to incorporate my herb garden in tonight’s meal. Thank you for a scrumptious accompaniment to our dinner.
Thanks Joanna, I am glad you liked the dish and I appreciate sharing your style too.
Looks delicious. Thanks for posting it.
I have a quick question though…what is rye or rai?
Thanks Harsha. I have a terminilogy section in my blog that talkas about all Hindi terms to English translation. Basically I meant mustard seeds 🙂
aloo ki sabzi is very tasty*
Thanks so much Shameem.