Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pudina Aloo | Minty Potatoes

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Recently I won a give away at pari's place and it was the first give away which I ever won after I started blogging and that is why it is really special to me.I won a book named 'Pure and Simple' by 'Vidhu Mittal',which is really a very well written book with wonderful recipes.This book is quite an essential for a newbie in kitchen as it covers almost all from basic stuff to the creation of a exotic meal and I must thank Pari for choosing such an excellent book for the give away.Today's recipe is prepared from this book and you will see many more recipes from this book in my space soon,so stay tuned!!!
Coming to the recipe,this is a really simple but flavorful recipe and potatoes do wonders in absorbing the flavors of any dish.I like to use baby potatoes in my cooking very often and I have already posted many recipes using baby potatoes and now even this recipe added to my list.If you have boiled potatoes in hand this entire process can be finished in 15 mins.This dish can add charm to your dining table and is a good side dish with roti or pulav or you can even serve it as an appetizer.
Pudina Aloo | Minty Potatoes Recipe:
(serves : 3-4)

Ingredients:
18-20(400gms) baby potatoes
3 tbsp mint,finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander,finely chopped
1 tsp mint paste(roughly from 1/4 cup)
1 tsp dried mint powder
1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp green chilli paste
salt to taste

dry masalas needed:
2 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala
1/4 tsp Garam masala

for tadka:
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of hing
2 tbsp oil
Method:
  • Pressure cook baby potatoes for 1 whistle and simmer for 5 mins and switch off the flame.After the pressure drops,drain and cool the potatoes and peel the skins off.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add hing and crackle cumin seeds.
  • Add ginger paste,green chilli paste and mint paste and fry well.
  • Add cooked potatoes and mix well.
  • Add coriander powder,red chili powder,amchur powder,mint powder,chaat masala and garam masala and fry well for 5 mins stirring it occasionally.
  • Add finely chopped mint,coriander leaves and salt to taste and mix and cook for a minute.
Serve it hot as a side dish with roti/pulav or as an appetizer.I served this with Jeera rice and Masoor Makhani and it was really a satisfying meal.

Notes:
  • The usage of dry mint and fresh mint in large quantities makes it extra tasty,so do not skip adding dry mint to it.
  • To make dry mint powder,clean,wash and drain excess water from mint leaves and dry them under shade/sun for a day or two.Powder it in a mixie,if the leaves are still soft and not crisp microwave them for a couple of minutes by checking them in between and then powder them.
  • I like my potatoes crisp,so I poked the boiled potatoes a bit with a fork and shallow fried using a tsp of oil until crisp and form brown patches all over and added to the dish instead of boiled potatoes.However it is optional and left to your choice.
  • Mine did not turn very green as I did not have much mint while making it and also I added a pinch of turmeric to baby potatoes while frying.If you follow the process I mentioned the potatoes will turn quite green in color with lots of mint flavor in it.

53 comments:

Surekha said...

Looks Yummy !! Prathibha, I love all you pictures too :) Thanks for sharing.
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Priti said...

Looks just so gud ..I love both mint n potatoes ...lovely clicks ....Congrats on your win ...:)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats on your win....the recipe is superb...love those cute potatoes...nice clicks too...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a nice recipe with this combo of mint,potatoes with anything will taste awesome! Love the pictures!

Shreeja N said...

Hi!

Was searching for some potato side dish recipes when I came across this.Pudina is something I've never tried on potatoes so far.My menu for todays lunch is fixed now thanks to u;)

Nice post and great style of posting.

Shreeja

harini-jaya said...

Wow! this sounds so flavorful. I also made minty Potatoes but a totally different recipe! A keep for sure!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy n perfect with pulao!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow Prathiba wat a coincidence i prepared this yesterday...mine is ittle different ...most probably will be my next post... perfect with rice...

Congrats on your win.... i love that book.. nice collection of recipes.

♥Aps♥ said...

The best part is there is no garlic or onion in this recipe and its refreshing :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so minty and yummy Prathi. Perfect for Pulaos.

veena said...

looks yum

suma said...

I am SOLD!! Am sure this tastes fabulous, makes a fabulous appetizer. Keep more coming!!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Pudina Aloo looks tempting and awesome, Pratibha..Congrats on tour win..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Never tried mint with potatoes, though have added potatos with mint pulao...luv it. Curry looks flavourful n yummy

Santosh Bangar said...

flavoured spciy potatoes
congrats for winning
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow so so yummy.. i love it..

Sum said...

Lovely side dish... would like to try it soon...

Radhika said...

Very difficult to differentiate between the reel and real. Both your click and the one in the book look so alike and beautiful. Good for you to capture it like wise. I too make a chaat of this which you can find in my space.

Deeksha said...

Looks so nice and tasty...

Vardhini said...

Love mint and baby potatoes. Perfect combo.

Vardhini
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Pushpa said...

Mint and potatoes go so well together delicious.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Hey Prathy Congrats on ur win.Nice recipe and tempting aloo's

Kaveri said...

Nice flavorful potatoes...beautiful clicks...Congrats on your win

Rachana said...

Those minty aloo look so cute and lovely. Would you please pass me that platter, it looks so delicious.

Congrats on yr win!

Jay said...

awesome try prathiba..:)
Tasty Appetite

Ambreen said...

Congratulations on winning the book.
That looks so easy to make & very flavorful. Tempting indeed!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

These look awesome. Flavorful and lovely.

Prathima Rao said...

Love the mint flavor in my fav vegetable!!! Thx for sharing this one dear :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hamaree Rasoi said...

First I love anything with baby potatoes...and then with mint it really tastes good. I love the greenish ting so don't use haldi...Your's looking tempting...
And congrats again on your win :-)
Deepa

Preeti Kashyap said...

Bookmarked!!!!!...I loved these too! So simple and divine! Same pinch for posting similar recipes

Divya Kudua said...

I am yet to try the baby potato biryani and here you are with another potato dish.Looks spectacular and congrats on winning the giveaway!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I love baby potatoes and now I've got another way to enjoy it... lovely pics...

Laavanya said...

So pretty to look at and so tasty.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks perfect and delicious. I love mint with anything. Congrats.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love it :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

Congrats prathy. Very mouthwatering curry. Very well captured. Looks like the one in the book

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wht a mouthwatering side side for any variety rice or chapatis..simply delicious...

Laxmi said...

Nice twist adding mint paste and dry mint powder.. sounds different.. must have been very tasty.. I gave a try with Potatoes and curry leaves some time back.. Would love to try this soon.. By the way, awesome clicks..

Suma Gandlur said...

The potato preparation looks yummy.
I have to back off from this recipe since no one seems to be a pudina lover at my home. :)

Mugdha said...

Wow sounds so flavorful..new and different recipe..all ur clicks r awesome...:)
congrats n ur win...:)

notyet100 said...

Sabzi looks delicious,perfect with poori

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow this is yummy recipe,congrats dear...

Ramya said...

What a flavorful potatoes:-) Wud love to try it

Uma said...

Looks very tempting. Love the cute potatoes.

Cheers,
Uma

Jaleela said...

looks yumy, nice flavour

Cooking Foodie said...

the potatoes look delicious!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

looks delish. can i hv some plz? :)
will try it someday

Sushma Mallya said...

wow Prathibha looks so delicious:)

Mom Chef said...

ooh ! looks yummy :)

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Kalyani
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Ashwini said...

Made this recipe for lunch with jeera rice and dal fry....very tasty. Thanks .

prathibha Garre said...

@Ashwini...Thanks for the feed back..Happy 2 know that u enjoyed ur meal..

Priya said...

Hi ,

I tried this recipe.Infact i am introduced to baby potatoes through your blog:)
It turned outtasty.However the potatoes were kind of bland inside and also did not have enough salt t the center .I had added salt while boiling &shallow frying the potatoes.
Are you aware of any technique to get the potaotes absorb more salt as in the case of baby potaotes we consume it as a whole.Thanks .

best regards,
Priya

prathibha Garre said...

@priya..you can prick the potatoes with a fork which makes it absorb the salt better while boiling n frying..if the potatoes r big cut them into two

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