Aaloo ke Gutke – Kumaoni Potato Dish

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Aaloo ke Gutke

Aaloo ke Gutke: A very old Kumaoni dish, of Hilly Potato’s fried in mustard oil, seasoned with red fried chillies, coriander leaves and other spices. Pahari aloo ke Gutke recipe is a regional culinary gem that has its origins in the hilly terrains of Uttarakhand. The tasty & spicy Uttarakhand Food and Cusine.

Ingredients:

  1. Potatoes- 5-6
  2. Mustard oil- 1 tbsp
  3. Zeera- ½  tsp
  4. Asafodita- 1 pinch
  5. Salt – to taste
  6. Turmeric- ½  tsp
  7. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  8. Red Chilies- 3-4 nos.
  9. Amchoor (dry green mango powder)-1 tsp
  10. Curry leaves (optional)- some
  11. Coriander leaves- to decorate

Method:

  • Boil potatoes, peel them and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
  • Sprinkle turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, amchoor and salt. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in wok and fry whole chilies in it till they turn brown.Take them out and keep aside.
  • Add Asafoetida, cumin seeds and curry leaves and let them splutter.
  • Add the mixed cubes of potatoes and stir fry them for some time.
  • Switch off the flame and cover vessel with lid. Let it stand for some time.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and cover it again for some time.
  • Note- Serve with green Pudina (mint) chutney and fried whole chilies.
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