Friday, May 25, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 55, Achaari Aloo- Potatoes in Pickle Masala!

Mango pickle is the most commonly used pickle in India; here only the juices and not the pieces of mango are used- this is called mango pickle masala!

2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
3 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
1 tsp turmeric
8 large potatoes, peeled and quartered(you can use baby potatoes,canned)
2 tbsp mango pickle masala
a handful of coriander, chopped 
salt to taste

1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onions over a high heat, stirring them continuously until they turn medium brown. Add the tomatoes and keep stirring until the mixture turns into a smooth paste.
2. Season with some salt and the turmeric and after 1 minutes add the potatoes and 50 ml of water. Cover the pan and cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes on a low heat. The water will have evaporated.
3. When the potatoes are tender, add the mango pickle masala(not the mango pieces) and stir in. 
4. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot, with rotis, dal and raita.