Dec 10, 2008

Mochai Aloo Curry

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 2 medium
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp
  • sombu - 1 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • salt
  • chilli pdr - 1 tbsp (or as req)
  • cumin pdr - 1 tsp
  • turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • tamarind - 1 lemon size
  • potato - 1 medium
  • mochai - 1/2 cup
  • water - as req

To-do's before you get started with the curry:
  • Soak Mochai overnight and cook it in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Presoak tamarind in water for 15 mins.
  • Grind onion to paste.
  • Grind Coconut and sombu to paste using lil water.
  • Boil potatoes and then cube them to slices.
In a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter add crushed garlic pods and saute for 1 minute.Time to add grinded onion. Saute till the onion paste turns slight brown.. Then add turmeric pdr, ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves. Now add the masalas (red chilli pdr, garam masala pdr and cumin pdr) and salt. After cooking this for another 2 mins add potato, mochai, tamarind, req amt of water and cook this covered for 5 mins. When the curry is finally ready, add coconut-sombu paste and then allow it to cook on simmer for another few mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.


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