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June 13, 2015

Hara Dhaniya (Coriander ) Aloo

Preparing Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 Minutes

Cuisine : North Indian (Side/ Curry )

Savory delight with smooth and melting potato bites in rich green gravy . When I first thought of making a potato dish , I wanted it to be unique rather than routine which goes well with flavored rice as well as rotis , so, ended up making this simple yet unique dish. This can be served as an appetizer too . 
Try this dish and I am sure you will appreciate how well it complements as a side .

Try these other varieties of Potato dishes shared ......

Coriander leaves 1 cup
Mint Leaves 1/4 cup
Green Chilies 3 to 4
Garlic Cloves 4 to 5
Potatoes diced 1 cup
Onion chopped finely 1 /2 cup
Cumin Seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Shajeera 1/4 teaspoon
Oil 4 to 5 table spoons
Olive Oil 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 1 pinch
Coriander Powder 1 table spoon
Cumin Powder 1 teaspoon
Chat  Masala 1/2 teaspoon
Lime juice 2 table spoons
Salt for taste

Step 1: Boil diced potatoes , drain the water and set aside in a colander .
Step 2: Take a blending jar add coriander leaves , mint leaves, green chilies , garlic pods , cumin seeds and make it into a smooth paste , then finally toss in olive oil to emulsify , and give some pulses
Step 3: Take a sauteing pan , add oil when hot and ready  add shajeera , when they turn brown , throw in the finely chopped onions .When onions become translucent add in the blended mixture and fry until it looses raw smell .

Step 4: Now toss in the masalas along with turmeric , give a good stir , then add potatoes
Step 5: Simmer the flame and let sit for another five minutes , such that potatoes acquire the taste of gravy .
Step 6: Switch off the flame , squeeze in some fresh lime juice  and serve hot .

Chef's Notes:

  • You can add carrot or green peas in addition to potatoes
  • You can toss in some cashews for crunchy texture 
  • You can replace  base of the gravy with spinach or sorrel leaves or mint 
  • You can add tomatoes for extra sourness 
  • Green chilies are the only source of hotness or spiciness in the dish , do add them according to your tolerance