Lahsooni Aloo – Chili garlic potatoes2015-07-24
- Yield : 400
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
A quick to make dish from my mother’s kitchen
This recipe of Chili Garlic Potatoes, or Lahsooni Aloo as we call it, is from my mom’s kitchen. A quick stir fry of potatoes with chili garlic paste, garnished with lots of fresh coriander and you are ready with a dish that can be used as a snack with cold beer or as a side dish. In fact this quick potato dish is so versatile, you can team it with paratha (Indian flat bread) and hot chai and it will make a lovely brunch.
If you do not have Whole red chilies in your pantry, use chilli flakes.
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- Potatoes 4-5 large.
- Onions 2 medium sized, chopped finely
- Garlic 1 pod
- Kashmiri Chile 1 large. The dried variety.
- Oil 3 Tbsp
- Asafoetida 1/2 Tsp
- Turmeric 1/4 Tsp
- Fenugreek seeds 1/4 Tsp
- Salt to taste
- Fresh Coriander 3-4 Tbsp
Boil potatoes, peel and roughly chop them.
Make a paste of garlic and red chile.
Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, fenugreek seeds and stir for a few seconds. Add onions and fry till they start turning pink.
As soon as the onions turn pink, add turmeric powder and garlic chili paste stir for 10 seconds (not more - just enough to mix every thing well) and add potatoes and sprinkle salt over the potatoes.
Mix well and Fry the potatoes for 5-6 minutes and finish the dish off by garnishing with chopped green coriander.
This dish is very versatile and can be served as a starter or a side dish. You can also eat it with Indian flat bread, the triangular paratha for breakfast or brunch.
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