Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bedmee Ke Aloo (Potato Curry for Puri)

Boiled potatoes are cooked in masala of Fenugreek, Fennel and Coriander seeds. Eat with poori or Kachori.

  • 2 big potatoes boiled, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 3-4 tbsps cooking oil
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • Chopped cilantro leaves to garnish
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

For Bedmee Masala:

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds to it. When the seeds stop spluttering, add the asafetida, chopped tomatoes, salt and green chili chopped. Fry until tomatoes become pulpy. Add crushed fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, mango powder and 3 cups of water. Boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Now add mashed potato and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish when the gravy is thick. Mix garam masala powder.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with Bedmi Puri or Kachori.

Do You Know?

Fenugreek seeds contain a high percentage of mucilage, which is a natural gummy substance. This mucilage does not dissolve in water and when fenugreek seeds are exposed to fluids, they swell up and form gooey mass. This soft mass is not absorbed by the body, but instead passes through the intestines and also triggers intestinal muscle contractions. Both actions promote the emptying of intestinal contents.

Therefore, fenugreek is a mild but effective laxative.


asiar said...

Yet another easy-to-make and delicious recipe. We used to make this without tomato. Thank you.

Nidhi Raizada said...

Asiar...I use tomato when home made masala is used because tomato gives thickness, color and flavor to curry. Tomato is not added when ready made 'Bedmi Masala' is used, because it is already very khatta. Nowadays in the market different brands of masalas with different proportions of ingredients are available, I try to stick on one tested brand of masala only. thanks..