Preparation time:30 mins Cooking time : 20 mins Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients:
300g baby potatoes
200g tomato puree
1” cinnamon stick
2-3 green cardamom
2tsp cumin seed
3tsp pepper corns
100g khoya, mashed well
1 tsp Ginger paste
1tbsp ginger juliennes
3 green chillies
1tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
1tbsp singhada ka atta
2tbsp cream or beaten malai
Sendha namak(Rock salt) Recipe Method:
Boil the potatoes till half done.
Cool the potatoes and peel them.
Deep fry the potatoes in Peanut oil till lightly golden and crisp on the outside.
Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, pepper corns and cardamoms. (you can also use powders instead). Add the ginger paste with 1tbsp water. Saute the ginger paste and add the khoya. Sauté till the khoya turns a light pink. Add the tomato puree. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add the fried potatoes and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Add the ginger juliennes, remaining ground spices, slit green chilies and the cream. Season with rock salt and serve hot.
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