Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Spicy Aloo Masala and Quick and Easy Bindi fry

Last nite I felt very lazy to cook. So decided to make something fast and easy. I had some leftover sambar so had to make only subji. Hence opted for these two dishes and they are easy and takes very less cooking time and tastes awesome.

Spicy Aloo Masala:


Aloo (boiled, peeled and chopped into big cubes) - 5
Onion (finely chopped) - 1
Tomato (finely chopped) - 1
Tomato paste or puree - 2tbsp
Chilli powder - 1tbsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt - as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp


Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Once the onions turn golden brown, add finely chopped tomatoes and tomato paste/puree. Fry till the oil seperates and then add chilli powder, salt and turmeric. Add half a cup of water and let it come to a boil. Finally add the potatoes and fry till the gravy turns dry. Spicy potato masala is ready to be served.

Variations: This dish tastes best with baby potatoes but prick the potatoes with a fork before adding to the masala as that helps the spice to penetrate the potato.

Quick and easy bindi fry:


Bindi (Lady's finger) (chopped) - 1cup
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp


Heat oil in a pan and add chopped bindi. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and let it simmer for 15 to 20 min. This dish needs a little extra oil to prevent the bindi from sticking to the pan as it is a dry dish. Turn off the heat after the bindi looks completely cooked.


raj said...

Hey Deepz.. Gr8 work....
Kalakee podu..Now you should cook any of my favorite dish for posting a comment.. just kidding..


gayathri said...

Picture looks very inviting deepz .. i shall try this method sooner .. a real good job ..