Saturday, March 26, 2011

Potala/Parwal aloo kasha

This is a traditional Oriya main dish. The main ingredients are Potala/Parwal/Parval and potato.The same dish can be modified to a more gravy version.
1- 250gm Potala/Parwal
2- 2 medium sized potato
3-1 big onion chopped finely
4- 2 green chili
5- 1 red chili
6- 1 bay leaf
7- 1 tbsp garam masala
6- 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
7-1 cinnamon
8- 2 tomatoes finely chopped
9-salt as per taste
10- 1 tbsp turmeric
11- 4 tbsp oil

Wash Potala/Parwal  and cut them into 2 pieces diagonally as show in the picture. The potatoes should be cut into medium size and should have the peel. In a pan add oil. When its heated add the potato cubes. Fry them till it turns golden brown. Now, remove potatoes and add the Potala/Parwal and fry them till they turn brown in color. After, removing these from oil,tissue paper can be used to soak the excess oil. Potala/Parwal and potatoes would like the picture below.

Now, add to the oil, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When they start cracking, add red chili followed by green chili and bay leaf. Then, add onions and ginger garlic paste. when this mixture turns brown in color add the chopped tomato followed by salt,turmeric,garam masala and cinnamon. Cook till tomato is cooked to make fine paste with masala. Then add the vegetables in it. Mix the whole ingredients very well and add half cup water and cook the curry in simmer for about 10 minutes. The same curry can be modified to have more gravy.In this one  have kept a little amount of gravy to give a dry look.

Serve it hot.The dish tastes good with rice or roti.

Try this and post me your comments.

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