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Old 17-Aug-2010
Aaloor dam

A popular potato preparation from Bengal
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Servings : 4
Baby potatoes 500 grams

Tomatoes, chopped 4 small

Ginger, chopped 2 inch piece

Mustard oil 4 tablespoons

Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Green cardamoms 2

Cinnamon 1 inch stick

Whole dry red chillies 3

Bay leaves 2

Asafoetida a pinch

Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

Wash and boil potatoes. Cool and peel them. Heat mustard oil in a pan to smoking point. Cool and heat again. Add cumin seeds, green cardamoms, cinnamon, red chillies, bay leaves, asafoetida and ginger and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar and sauté for a minute more. Add tomatoes and potatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for a couple of minutes. Serve hot with puris or chapatis.

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