Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bong's Spl Niramish Aloo Dam or Veg Dam Aloo

Potato is one of the favorite vegetables for all of us. Almost all curry becomes tastier after adding a potato. And we bong eat potato in so many ways like Alu bhaja (freid potato), Alu seddo (boiled potato with green chili and onion), Alu chokha (mashed potato with fried onion,tomato and dry red chili, Aloor Dam, Chicken & Mutton with potato. So anything with potato is our first choice.

One of a very famous Bengali Dam Aloo is my todays venture, and the specialty of this dish is no onion and no garlic. We used to call this one Niramish Aloor Dam or Veg Dam aloo. Because for us onion and garlic also taken as non-veg. This one is my Grand Mom’s recipe.  She was vegetarian so most of the time in my place Aloor Dam used to cook like that, very easy and simple method. So let’s cook friends.

 Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 20 mints.
Serve for 4 people.

1.Two large potato (cut into medium cube size).
2.One medium chopped tomato.
3.Half cup frozen green peas.
4.One inch ginger and two green chili.
5.One table spoon curd.
6.Turmeric Powder, Red chili Powder, Coriander Powder (half tea spoon of each item).
7.Half tea spoon cumin seeds, One dry red chili.
8.Salt & Sugar as per taste.
9.Sunflower oil for cooking.

Make a paste with ginger, green chili, cumin seeds, green chili and half of the chopped tomato, curd and all the spices powder with little water.
Add the oil into a vessel and fry the potato pieces with little turmeric powder and salt till the potatoes are become golden brown.


Now add some more oil into the vessel and add the cumin seeds and dry red chili. After few second add the chopped tomato and fry for some time.
Now add the masala mixture into the vessel with some salt and sugar.
Now add the frozen peas and cook till the oil come out. Now add the fried potato pieces and mix well.

Add little water and cover with a lid and cook till the potatoes are boiled and the gravy become thick.

Serve with Luchi or Paratha.