February 28, 2007

ALL ABOUT POTATOES!!

When I read that this month's JFI host is Vaishali of "Happy Burp", I was thrilled.I was even more thrilled to hear that she has chosen Potatoes for this month! YAY!! I love Potatoes and my favorite variety is Red Potatoes for cooking most dishes since they not only taste great and hold their shape while cooking too.

As you know there are literally thousands of Indian and non-Indian dishes you can make with Potatoes.I am posting several dishes I made for lunch or dinner at home for us,so no step by step photos this time.I thought why not make this whole post all about easy and delicious Indian Potato dishes and cook until I faint!:p

I am just kidding people. No,I didn't cook all these in one day but over 3 weeks and collected for this post.I had almost a month to cook with Potatoes since I came to know about JFI theme for March. Enjoy! :)


My favorite Red Potatoes:

The potato originated in southern Peru and is important to the culture of the Andes, where farmers grow many different varieties. Potatoes spread to the rest of the world after European contact with the Americas in the late 1400s and early 1500s and have since become an important field crop. The potato is also often strongly associated with Idaho, Prince Edward Island, Ireland and Russia.Potatoes contain a number of important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6,thiamin, riboflavin, folate, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, Fiber and zinc.potatoes are best known for their carbohydrate content.(More at WIKI)


Let me start with my personal favorite dish and the "official" entry to JFI Potatoes; Potato-Spinach in Yogurt-Gram flour sauce.

Aloo-Palak Kadhi:
Usually,I make Kadhi with Pakodis(fritters) but this time I thought I will make it a little special and add Potatoes with Spinach to make it more tasty,nutritious and of course make some fritters on the side as an option.What kind of Pakodis,did you ask?! You will have to check at Aroma for that on Friday!!;D

You Need:
1 cup fat-free Sour cream or Yogurt mixed with 1 1/2 cups water,2 tbsp Besan(Chickpeas flour),1/2 tsp Turmeric, 1-2 tsp Coriander seeds pd,salt,1/2 tsp sugar,a pinch of Hing or Asafoetida and 1/4 tsp chilli pd(optional)and whisk all these together until everything is well mixed.
Season: 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil,1 Bay leaf,1 tsp cumin seeds,1-2 Garlic minced,1/2" ginger minced,2 dry red chillies.
Powder: 1" Dalchini(Cinnamon),2 cloves,4 Pepper corns.
Vegetables:2 medium sized Potatoes cooked,peeled and cubed,2 cups fresh Spinach or a canned or frozen Spinach,chopped fine.

How To:
1. Heat butter and oil,add all the seasoning ingredients.When garlic slightly soft,add powdered masala and stir for a second.Turn down the heat,add 2 tbsp of water to cool the pan down to prevent yogurt mixture from curdling in the high heat.
2. Add the besan-yogurt mixture,bring to simmer very slowly on a low heat,keep stirring.Let it simmer until it cooks and looks like thin soup.
3. Add Potatoes and Spinach.Simmer again until you get a good aroma.Serve with rice and fritters.Sprinkle some Cilantro if you like.


Note:If you want to have this Kadhi with Rotis or Parathas,add 1 tbsp more Besan to yogurt and cook until you get a thick sauce.


Easy Potato-Zucchini Stir-Fry:

To Make it:
1. Slice 1 Zucchini and 2 Potatoes, 4 Green Onions(Scallions)to 3" long pieces.
2. Heat 2 tsp oil,splutter 1 tsp Cumin seeds,1/2 tsp Sesame seeds, 1 red chilly broken,sliced curry leaves.
3. When reddish,add potatoes first,stir fry for few mins.Then add all the cut veggies,salt,1 tsp coriander seeds pd,little pepper pd and keep stirring until they are cooked.Adjust the spices and squeeze a little lemon juice if you like.
4. Serve the stir-fry with any Rice dishes or Chapatis as a simple side dish.

Alu-Kanda Bhaji(Potato-Onion Gravy):

How To:
1. Peel and cube 2 medium Potatoes,slice 2 medium onions and chop 2 Tomatoes.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil,splutter 1/2 tsp each Mustard and cumin seeds.Add Potatoes and stir for few mins.Add in all the onions,stir until they halfway cooked and soft.
3. Add Tomatoes,1/2 tsp or more chilli pd, 2 tsp each coriander and cumin seeds powder,1 tsp Garam Masala,salt ,Turmeric,1/4 cup water and cilantro.Cover and cook.
4. When tomatoes are soft and gravy is thick,it's ready to serve with Chapatis or Phulkas.Tastes yummy.

Dahi Aloo-Matar:(Potato-Peas in Yogurt)

How to make it:
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil/butter,splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds,1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 dry red chilli.Add ground 1" ginger and 2 Garlic with 3 tbsp water,along with 4 tbsp minced onion,little Turmeric and stir fry for 2mins..
2. Add 2 tsp Coriander pd,1 tsp Cumin pd,1 tsp Garam Masala,1/2 each tsp Paprika and chilli pd,fry until oil shows on top.
3. You can add 1 tsp Kitchen King masala if you have it and 1/2 cup water.Simmer.Now whisk 1 cup fat-free Sour cream or plain Yoghurt, 1cup frozen Green Peas,add to it making sure the heat is on medium,keep stirring to avoid curdling.Simmer for 5-10 mins.Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
4. Add in 3 medium red potatoes cooked and cubed to the sauce,salt and adjust the spices to your taste and simmer until you get a thickish sauce.
5. Serve with either rice or Chapatis.Tastes great with both.

Aloo Baingan:(Potatoes with Eggplants)
I am back with yet another Aloo-Baingan people!:D I love Eggplants and I love to make different dishes with this delightful veggie.Potato tastes great with Eggplants,spices for this are similar but not the same as Mirchi Aloo which will be in my future post.Here it is,make it and enjoy this with Rice rottis or Parathas.

How to make:
1. Toast and powder 3 tbsp Coriander seeds,1 tsp Cumin seeds,1 1/2 tbsp Chana dal,few dry red chillies,1 tbsp dry Coconut,3-4 cloves.Keep it aside.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil/ghee,splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds,1 dry red chilli.Add 2 medium red potatoes peeled,cubed and cooked,fry for few mins.
3. Add in 3-4 long Eggplants(I found 4 white Eggplants!) cubed,fry for a while.Now add 2 tbsp Tamarind juice,slat,ground masala powder,1/2 tsp sugar and fry again.
4. Add in 1/2 cup water and cook until almost dry without liquid without covering the with the lid.Sprinkle some cilantro.
5. Adjust the salt and spices.Serve with Rice Rottis or Chapatis.

Easy Aloo Biryani:Serves 2
Here is a super easy Aloo Biryani to cook in a jiffy.You can add any veg or non-veg to this dish.

How To:
1. Cook 1 cup rice,long grain or Basmati, cool and set aside.Cook 2 large Potatoes and peel and cube.Set aside to cool.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil,add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,2 cloves,1" cinnamon,1 bay leaf,1 large onion finely sliced and fry until reddish and crisp.Add 1" ginger and 2 garlic both ground and stir for 2 mins.
3. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric or Saffron water,salt and put in cooked rice and mix well.Keep this aside.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil/butter in seperate pan,add 1/2 cup Tomato sauce,1 tsp coriander pd,1/2 tsp Cumin seeds pd,1/2 tsp garam masala and chilli pd,little salt,1/4 tsp sugar,fry until it leaves the sides of the pan and thick.Add cooked potato cubes and mix well.
To assemble Biryani:
In a dish,layer 1/2 of the rice,half of the Potato mixture,layer with rice and potato again.Sprinkle 1 tbsp milk on top,cover and microwave for 2-3 mins.
Your quick Biryani is ready!! Enjoy with salad and crisps.

Be happy and have fun this weekend! I think we had enough of vegetarian only dishes,don't you? So, I am planning a non-veg and a veg dishes next time!:)

136 comments:

Spicelover said...

Hi Asha
Wow!!!!!! I just posted my measly one-dish entry for the event.. and I already feel like withdrawing. Thank god this wasnt a competition. This is not fair. All the dishes look absolutely delicious. It's amazing how versatile potato is.

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha

Happy to be the first one to comment on your array of potato dishes.Excellent versatility in those dishes & all of them look tempting as usual.Would definitely like to try your aloo biryani

Warm Regards,
Kate.

Asha said...

Sumitha said:

Asha how how how??? from where do you get the patience to write such long posts? I am so surprised!Shall i also call you Asha akka?As always i couldnt comment on the foodies hope blog,so made my way here.The Shivaratri goodies and food look terrific!So does the aloo dishes!I think i need one whole day or more to look at your recipes and note down the ones i am going to make!

Beccy said...

Looks so good Asha, I have all the ingredients for the Biryani so I think I'll be trying it out over the weekend.

Asha said...

No No!! SL,don't take your's back!!;D I am curious about all the dishes we bloggers bring for any event,always happy to get new ideas!I will be there for your entry too for a peek!Thanks.

Hi Kate,made it second!;D Thanks girl.I try my best,and then Potatoes are so easy to cook and so many recipes too.Enjoy :)

Hi Sumitha,sorry you couldn't log on here but at Aroma!Thanks for taking time to leave it there :) Yes,I had a month to cook Aloo and yes,you may call me akka too!:D

Vaishali said...

Asha,
Phew! Your post is a round-up unto itself. Asha, does your day have 48 hours? Or maybe you have four arms? I'd love to know. :-)

indosungod said...

Asha wow I am partial to potatoes and your post simply shows that is there are a lot more dishes to try. I graviate to red potatoes too. Alu-Kanda Bhaji and Potato Briyani are going to be tried real soon.

Vini K said...

Looks like potato festival here!Have you summoned all the potatoes from the world here?:D

Great dishes as usual.I liked your potato spinach kadhi.Will have to try that.looks like this week I don't have to worry as to what to make as side dishes for our chapathi dinners.Thanks dear!

Sia's corner said...

hope u have some digestive tablets in hand ashakka;) he he he... even i loooove potato and i feel its the most versatile veggie. i felt like i was watching some fashion show where potatoes r on ramp;) loved each and every dish and no i won't get tired of veggie recipes:)
and today my boss took me out for lunch:) its my last working day and will be starting my new job after a month:) thats why i am bit late to comment:)

Margie said...

I love potatoes Asha....red potatoes are my favorite ones also!
All these dishes look so yummy!
I can't wait to make the potato zucchini stir fry!
Once again....thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for the sweet comment yesterday on my poem...it made me smile! I send hugs back to you!

Hema said...

Superb! Almost everything and anything you can cook with aalu is here! If I had cooked up all these dishes, I would definitely have fainted....of self-pride:) Great entries big sis! I thought you could do with one more person calling you ashakka...or the likes!

priya said...

Asha: Girl, you just mesmerize with all those yummy delicious recipes. Red potato is my favorite and I used them for curry and fry too.

Lotus Reads said...

Oh mi god, Asha, I love potatoes, so I am in heaven! I am going to be make the "Dahi Aloo-Matar" today, it looks so delicious I cannot resist! Thanks also for the Potato-Zucchini stir fry, we don't eat enough Zucchini in this house, but the recipe looks so tempting I am sure everyone will want a bite.

Hugs and thank you so much for sharing these recipes!

Pavani said...

Yum.. yum.. all those aloo dishes are making me hungry Asha, especially aloo-baingan and aloo biryani. Thanks for the collectors edition of potato dishes. :-)

Mishmash ! said...

Whats this..some potato buffet ?? ;)Just kidding :)If someone has a sack of potatoes at home, someone like me ;), I think this post is a reference junction :) Good show :)

Shn

swapna said...

Hi Ashaji
wow !!!nice spread of potato..every dish is looking good especially the one with dahi!!!my daughter's favorite is potato!sure i am going to try that recipe.thanks for sharing!!!

Asha said...

Let me know how it turned out Beccy!:))

Vaishali!:)) Yup, I have cloned myself and do have four hands!I sent you just one as an entry,don't tempt to send all of them now!;D

Indo,Aloo-Kanda Bhaji is simple and tastes great with chapatis,give it a try.

Vini,summoned just red ones!:)Hey Potato Galore!! That sounds like a great title.Enjoy.

You are not late Sia!!Take your time sweetie.
Hey,which one should parade the Ball gown ,Bikini and in mini skirt?!
Oh wait,these are all Indian models ,right? All Sarees then,Khadi ,Gorgettes, Chiffon and Silk sarees!HeHe! That would be a sight for sour eyes!

Asha said...

Hi Margie,stir-fry is simple and delicious.Enjoy.It's always a pleasure to visit although I don't make it to all of them.You are a gem of a lady:)

Hema,I don't have sisters but just a brother.But I gained whole lot sisters thru' this blog :)) I think Akka is for sister in Tamil too.Go ahead,callme akka and make my day!:))

Priya,I had some more dishes but decided to post later!We Indians literally have millions of aloo dishes and I know lot non-Indian potato dishes as well.Can't wait to post some later.Enjoy.

Asha said...

Lotus,you will the Zucchini one,give it a try.Have a great time,you got some time for yourself and the kids now.Enjoy to the fullest!:))

Pavani,LOL @ collector's edition.Looks like one,doesn't it? Thank God, I took some dishes out,or else I would give some of you a mini heart attack with overdosing of aloos. Thanks girl!:)

You know shn, I wish I had that restaurant style buffet table!I really do.I would love to fill all that up on festival days!;D
Thank you sweetie.

Hi Swapna,good choice for your daughter.You can also add some beans and cauliflower too to make more healthy and some spinach!YUM!!!Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

wow!so many yummy dishes with the ordinary potato!got to try out that potato biryani:) waiting eagerly for your next non veg post;))
paati

Shilpa said...

Wow, so much food! How many people did you cook for? No aloo gobhi?? :) I think I'll make your Aloo Baingan one day, I love eggplant!

Asha said...

Hi Paati,good to see you.Non-veg wil be pot next:)One of them would be Chili,I don't know whether you eat beef though.I made your Naan,came out soft and flaky,yum.Kids loved it.Thank you.I even brought down (from the high shelf stagnating!)my Bread Machine today for more:)
I was thinking,in India they probably don't use yeast and butter in Dhabas etc.I am still searching for an authentic Naan like they make in India.Oven works well but ingredients might vary.

Hi Shilpa,just for four people,two really like them. kids don't have choice but eat all that!:D
I thought of Aloo-Gobi,Aloo Dum but then everybody will be thinking the same,right?I had to make different ones!;D
Enjoy Aloo-Baingan,it's good with Parathas:)

Manasi said...

Kya baat hai!!! I still hv to do my write up! and look at u...!!! U cook sooooo many items, manage home +kids, and still finish off well b4 time!! HOW?? Magic wand /lamp...???? :D

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Asha,
I really thought it was some roundup!!! OMG so many dishes in one post..Great work Asha and I too think if this was a competition u would surely win..
Potato biriyani looks tempting to try out as I hadve not tasted or tried biriyani with potatoes.
potato is a veggie which goes very well with almost all the veggies i suppose..
Good job Asha and thanks for all the lovely recipes

mamatha said...

Hi Asha,
All your aloo recipes are yummy.
Ivatu chapatige nimma aloo badanekai madutene. Neevu last postnalli kelavu kannada recipe kelidri. Why dont u post bussaru, uppesaru,molake huralikalu saaru which is very authentic mysore-hassan side saaru,and beleidli(dosa), and normal chitranna's(using lime, onion, tamarind),later I will let U know some more
Bye,
Mamatha

Sangeeta said...

Hi Asha,

Wow ! This is such a delightful spread. More wonderful recipes to try :)Thanks for sharing these great recipes.
Have a wonderful weekend and i am looking forward to seeing your spread next Wed :)

TS said...

Ashaji....

oohh....I love Spuds too! they are wonderful...I especially liked your kadhi recipe...looks so yummy! What a great line up! I am also going to try your zucchini curry!
you always come up with such fantastic ideas... :)

Hugs,trupti

Asha said...

Manasi, I barely made it!:)) I have to cook everyday for 4 people anyway.
Today is the last day Feb and I scrambled to type in all these so I can post.Hurry,deadline is tomorrow.

HAHAHA!!Prema,I should be starting a event or something!:)
Aloo Biryani is little strange I know,usually not made with Aloo but you know me!!Not afraid to experiment!;D Tastes good though.

Oooh!! They are great ideas.I do have Bassaru recipe.Upsaaru, is it made of Halasande? Kadlebele Thatte Idli,I already have it,beleidli andre adena?I wish you could give me recipes too,but you don't have a blog.E mail idre kodamma illi,amele naanu e mail madteeni,publish madalla.Agutta?
Chitranna,mom's style is coming up later not the regular one.Hope you do give me some recipes,so I can make it and post with credit to you of course Mamatha.Let's bring some authentic K dishes here!:)

Thanks Sangeeta.Most of these recipes are common,everybody knows except Aloo-Baingan my style.Enjoy the recipes:)

Sandeepa said...

Lots of lovely aloo dishes Asha. The Kadhi caught my eye as I also make Kadhi with only Pakodis
Very nice array of dishes Asha, thank you

A Little Light said...

Hi i am calling u Didi since a lot of ppl r calling u akka!!
Another visual treat!!!
Aloo and Baingan are my favorite i jus cant wait to get my hands on them..my mom s now a fan of ur recipes..she asked me to convey her best wishes to u!

Asha said...

Hi T! I was ironing loads of cloths ,couldn't reply earlier!:))
Thanks and try some of them.I was thinking of posting non-Indian spuds too!;D But since it is for Jihva,thought all Indian is appropriate.I make one delicious American Potato salad,will post later sometime.

You are welcome Sandeepa.
Kadhi Pakodi is my fav but it's Alu time for JFI!:D Aloo Kadhi tastes great too surprisingly.Hope you try.

Hi dr,okay Didi it is then!:D What's in a language,they all mean the same,right? Aloo Baingan is great,add a little little water if you want gravy.
Aw..!! Say thank you to mom from me! That was nice to hear.I am sure she is lot better cook than me.I am honored!:))

just for fun said...

It looks like JFI potato round up.
Potato biryani looks awesome.Every dishes are so tempting.

Sushma said...

Asha you are simply superb...so many recipes and all look so wonderful....Hats off to you...

Potatos are my all time favourite..and you have cooked so many lovely recipes, I want to visit you to try all of them :-) Am i invited ???

Mamatha said...

Hi Asha,
Here I am again, Bele idli andre mix all beles+rice equal proportion then coarsely grind with chillies ginger, no fermentation required,mathe errulli, sabbasige soppu serisabahudu.idanne nunnage rubbidare dose madabahudu. uppusarige bele+soppugalu, idara jote bekadare hesarukalu, alasandekalu , huralikalu ,avarekalu or any grains or only grains hakabahudu. bassarigu ide combination.Idara jote ragi mudde Yummy !!!!, usually I do all thease on daily basis, some more in next post,
Bye,
Mamatha

Asha said...

Thanks Jas!! You cook wayy better than me girl!:)

Sushma,I could invite to my home but there will Potato dishes left though! ;D Thanks girl.Enjoy.

Mamatha,thanks you!:)) Beleidli gottirallilla nange.Upsaaru ajji maduttare halsande jote,eega nenapayitu.Moolangi gojju , mudde jote post madideeni,nodirabahudu.I love it.Chirannakke naanu maoolinte maadi,nimbe hannu rasa haki kalasuttni.Tamarind yavaga hakabeku?
Say 'do not publish'if you don't me to publish this but I will read it and take a note and make it:)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Asha,
Now you Drive me crazy girl.Wonderful round up of potato dishes.Mu hubby loves anything and evry thing prepared out of aloo.He will love all these.I am going to try them all.thanks for sharing dear.

Aahaar Vihaar said...

Hi Asha,
Wow!!! so many recipes with potato... Great job. Your recipes & pictures are really tempting.

Chickoo said...

Evattu namma mane menu nimma website inda le thago theeni :)
Neevu estu shraddhe vahisi aduge madtheera Ashakka, nim husband matte makkalu nijvaglu tumba punya madiddare!

Deepa

SJ said...

Wow - so many mouth watering dishes! Alu-buryani?! I love that one. Also the alu-zucchini will be a nice variation from what I always make. The alu-kadhi yummy.. - heck they all look awesome!

Asha said...

Hi Sowmya,great! Then you have the menu for a week to please your hubbey!Have fun!:))

AV! Thanks girl.Enjoy all the recipes.I appreciate it :)

Hi Deepa,ashtondu hogalibittre adige madode bittu nimma manege bandu iddubidueene!:D
Kannadiga recipe yavadadru idre helamma,madi illi postmadutteni.Adashtu nenapu madikollalu prayatna madta iddeeni,tumba vershagale aaytu B'lore bittu!!:)

Hi Sj,thank you!:)) Heck,try all of those one by one.Wot say?!;D

ChrisB said...

Hi Asha I too nearly always use red potatoes 'desiree' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiree_potato) and you have given me more lovely recipes that I intend to try. I'll let you know how I get on my end result never looks like your beautiful photos but always tastes good.

nz said...

Yum for my kiddies' tum :-) both of them love potatoes in any form !!
Never tried kadhi with aloo and palak, normally I add bhajiyas to it - will try will Aloo soon and I already know who is going to love it the most :-)

Manjula said...

Potato and Potatoes everywhere. Your lengthy composition just proves how versatile these potatoes are!
The aloo dahi mattar looks fabulous, not that the rest are any lesser.

Keshi said...

I love Potatoes...I mean the curry and also the hot chips YUMMMMMMM!

u eat non-veg rite?

Keshi.

Orchid said...

O.k second try..first comment did not go through obviously.

Hegri time ide nimge....not only do you cook all these wonderful dishes, you take pictures, wirte about them, read all our posts and even managed to comment on every single post of mine..Hats off to super woman Asha :)
No really, you should mail me some of your enthusiasm,
That said, this has to be a favorite post ofr me..all doable dishes, will start with kadhi first :)

Lera said...

Potatoes were never so tempting!! Need to buy a whole lot of them this week,to try all your yummy dishes:) great pictures!

Kristen said...

I love red potatoes too...they are so versatile, which you've proven with this fantastic post!

KitchenFairy said...

Oh my God! The only thing I can say now is "Woundefulllllllllllll"

deepsat said...

looks good as always!! take care and have a good weekend asha!!

;-))

Vcuisine said...

Very interesting Asha. As usual nice presentation with photos. Aloo briyani looks so great. Viji

Gattina said...

Asha, don't faint! I want more :P
I'm a big fan of eggplant (and potato of course), already bookmarked your aloo-baingan!Aloo Palak Kadhi sounds perfect for this weather too!
Asha, have you ever tasted the white-skin baby potatoes, I think they call it new potatoes (?), do you think they are good for these dishes as well?

Anita said...

Asha, I knew you would have quite a spread! Other than aloo-baingan, all the others are new for me...so more potato recipes to try!

Asha said...

Hi Chris,I think they are one and the same but they call it red potatoes here,I love the texture too.Let me know how it turned out for you :)

Hi Abha,I got both of your messages,just goes to my moderator.My kids love Aloos too but only in western dishes, not Indian.I try to make Indian food 4 times a week,still there are few dishes they like.I add Pakodis,this time it has to be Aloos!;D Tastes great though,give it a try.

Manjula,you are right,potatoes everywhere but today is the last day for JFI,so no more!;D You can add Cauliflower,Palak as well.

Yes we do eat non-veg Keshi.We have become BAAADDD Lingayats!!:D They are coming next.Enjoy the Potatoes,I make one mean Chili cheese fries!!!

Asha said...

Hey Orchid,your first comment went thru' too :) Except a FEDEX with loads of enthu!!Time madkobeku taane,dina oota madbeku andre? ;D
Thanks,I have energy to put a Horse to shame and I love cooking!!I am running a Marathon with you remember!!I love commenting on my friends blogs and I have MANY!;D

Hi Kristen,who doesn't love Potatoes,right?:) It's true that Indians literally have millions of dishes we make at home with Aloo.It's very versatile, not to mention many yummy western Potato dishes as well.Thanks.

Hi Lera,buy a big sack!!;D No, you should Potatoes everyday,lot of carb.Once or twice a week with Protein is okay.I made these over 3 weeks,so not bad.Enjoy :)

Thank you so much Kitchenfairy.Hope you try some of them!!:))

Asha said...

Hi Deepsat,you are welcome! Hope you got your Chai right.Have a wonderful weekend man wherever you are!:))

Hi Viji,Thanks girl!:)) They are not that special,just a regular Indian fare every Indian knows,right? May be little different here and there.Enjoy.

HAHAHA!! Gattina,oops,I fainted!;D
I had more,took them out for future post!
I think you are talking about Baby Potatoes which are bigger that marble size,right? We make Aloo Dum with those,works well with these too as long as they are waxy but not floury like baking potatoes.
New potatoes looks fabulous with Aloo baingan if cook them first and then add it to Eggplants.Have fun.
Btw ,fingerling potatoes are usable too with these.Have fun!:)

Asha said...

Linda said:

Absolutely awesome assortment of aloo! ;) They all look delicious, and my fav would be the aloo-palak kadhi... spinach and potatoes are a great combo. One of these days I'm gonna try your way using sour cream instead of yogurt.
BTW I keep meaning to tell you I love the photo of Mount Kailash -- I must look up and read more about that. Thanks so much for sharing all these great recipes! :)

archana said...

Hi Asha,
I am impressed with the variety of potato recipes you have made. Each one is unique :)

Asha said...

Hi Anita,you got lot of work to do now that you have so many to try!:))
Enjoy the recipes.Thanks girl.

Hi Linda,hope you try Kadhi,it was good.Sour cream gives it a good smooth texture than plain yogurt.In India,we don't have anything like sour cream but just homemade thick yogurt.You have got to heat it on low to bring any yogurt dish to simmer.
Mount Kailash is right next to Mount Everest and suppose to be the home of Lord Shiva where he meditates!!So, a very imp. place for all the Shaivas.I just love the photos,they are all so majestic whether Shiva's abode or not!!;D

Thank you Archana. I tried to bring some diff. kinds of dishes. Glad you liked them.Hope you try and make some.Have a great weekend sweetie!:))

Seema said...

Waw this Potato cuisine is so inviting !!!
Great job on the pics...potatoes were never so interesting before this !
I AM WAITING FOR THE NON VEG EDITION !!!!

sra said...

It is ALL about potatoes, isn't it! Think of publishing your own potato cookbook!

sailaja said...

Awesome spread there, Asha. I'm going to try the kadhi. Delicious looking pictures!

KrishnaArjuna said...

Wow Asha, with all these potato recipes you can probably publish a book! Great pictures!

Asha said...

Hi Seema,thank you.Oh yeah,forgot about the committed non-veg eater!:D
I am cooking tomorrow for that along with a veg too:)

Sure sra,add one of my cookbooks too with the millions of other books!:D
Nah!! I just happy to blog.Have a great weekend.

Hi Sailu,thank you madam!:)) Hope you do try Kadhi,it tastes great.Have fun.

Hi KA,good to see you here.At last,you could get in at FH,glad for that!:) Thank you.A book!!We will see about that.HeHe!Have a relaxing weekend.

Jyothsna said...

Asha!!!!! You are on a marathon or what!!! Everytime I check aroma, there's a new post! And look at this buffet here! I think I'll faint!:) Tell us the secret, how do you have so much energy to cook???

starry nights said...

Oh!Asha..so many potato dishes and I love everyone of them.The pics are so tempting.I think I will have to try out the Aloo Biryani first. have never had that.I really don't know how you do this so many dishes.

Swapna said...

Wow..so many mouth watering dishes..You have a round-up of ur own:)

Anali said...

LOL! Cook until I faint! You are too funny! I'm glad to know that you cooked over 3 weeks, because I wonder how you do it all!

I love potatoes myself. The potato-zucchini stir-fry looks especially good.

mommyof2 said...

yum! My favorite sabji;-)Anything with potatos but why all the yummy things make you fat;-)

Asha said...

Hi J! Aroma, Blame the weekly events!!There are 3 per week,I have to cook and there are monthly events by our blogger I cannot miss!Phew!Thanks for visiting there too though.I enjoy cooking,got 4 ppl to eat too:)

Hi Lalitha,I don't think there is a Aloo biryani! :D For this event,I just added aloo instead of other vegs.It tasted great ,give it a try:)

Asha said...

Hi Swapna, thanks girl.Enjoy looking at them and try some this weekend.

Hi Anali,I know everybody going to ask,so I put it in there in advance!;D Stir-fry is great,do try.Check out Hoppin' John @ Aroma blog Anali.It's yummy!There is a story behind it to!:))

Stop that G! You are okay.Enjoy the good food and good life.Who knows what tomorrow brings,enjoy this moment we have now.Try the Kadhi,it's great.

Latha said...

Hey Ashu,
I'm fainting....! I took a big breath and entered but I was not prepared for this! You superwoman u...but good thinking..i'm sure u guys are sick of eating potatoes all this month :)
I love the recipes.. especially the zuchinni one, the dahi aloo matar and the biryani. going into my to try list!
We're snowed in here today and I'm wishing u were here to make me those platter full of bajjis u made the other day!
Love Latha

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

one can enver tire of potatoes. just as one can never tire of asha's blog. ;-))


bee

Asha said...

Thank God,you didn't faint Latha!;D
I know I am little tired of looking at Potatoes but I will make your's tomorrow for chapatis and then I will throw all the aloo out of the window!:)
No,I love aloogedde dishes,I don't make it everyday but atleast once a week.It's raining here too today,pakodas sound great right about now.Have a great weekend Latha,hugs.

Hi Bee, even if you get tired of Aloo, please don't tired of my blog!!:D
Thanks for visiting,have a great day!:)))

Maheswari said...

Asha..rocked again..i loved the spread.Never heard of aloo biryani before..Liked it alot.will try soon.This time i missed jihva..:(.

Mythreyee said...

Looking at your post, my eyes and mouth are wide open. What an array of aloo recipes. I am very impressed.

I wasn't doing well all last week. Now, I am getting better and my appetite is also getting better. After seeing your post, I am really feeling hungry. kudos to you.

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Different varieties of Potato Dish. I liked Potato Biriyani.I will try it for sure. I was just seeing your post for past few days. No words to say.Thanks for sharing such lovely potato dishes.

Keshi said...

o cmon eating non-veg doesnt define who u r :). how u treat ppl ard u defines who u r. And I think ur a wonderful soul!

Keshi.

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,
Your pictures look great. I love your all recipe. I liked your potato spinach kadhi. I have only two eyes to see your blog but I diffidently say that you have more than two hands because it is to difficult to make so many items. I really very impress. Thanks to give so my ideas. Have a nice day.:)

shilpa said...

wow..what a nice spread. You cooked so much for one event?? Thats really great. I love to read about Indian dishes here :).

Anjali said...

Asha as if the JFI was not enuf and all the recipes we are show casing if at all one decide to actually try all of those we all will have to create an event to burn the tyres built around us. You completely have me ROF with all those yummy dishes! Man I should not buy any more potatoes ;).

Coffee said...

Asha, do you have a potato farm in your backyard????!!!!! So many potato dishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And each out biting the other!! :) I loved the kadhi especially and surely gonna try that!!!!!

Anh said...

Oh, what a spread of potatoes! Yummy!!!

Orhan Kahn said...

Love the new look blog, Asha.

Asha said...

Mahesh,thanks.Aloo Biryani is my creattion!;D Did you miss cooking Potato for JIhva!I didn't realize,I would have reminded you.Oh well..there is always next time :)

Hi myth,hope you are felling better now,skip the potatoes until you are completely recovered.Have lot of protein.Thanks for visiting,take care:)

Hi MT,thank you.I will try my best to bring something interesting.I love traditional dishes like you do but I have forgotten so many of them!

Thank you for sweet words Keshi.We are all conditioned to think and live in certain way and when we don't,we do feel guilty!;p Except me,rest in my family prefers non-veg!!I am okay either way.

Asha said...

Hi Kajal,thank you!:)) I just made one or two dishes per week,not more than that.Hope you try some!:))

Hi Shilpa,I thought of western potatoes dishes too,then it's for Jihva,why not make all Indian.Enjoy!:))

Anjali,you are witty!;D It's true,Aloo is full of carb and very good for gaining tyres around you! Moderation is the way.I can't wait for round up,I have seen some already.

Asha said...

Hi Coffee,good to see you girl!I don't need to a Potato farm,Aloo is so cheap in US,you can huge bag for few dollars!;D No, I don't cook these often,for this event I made some specially.Enjoy the Kadhi.

Hello Anh,thank you.Potato is everybody's favorite,can create so many dishes!Enjoy!:))

Hi Orhan,nice to see you here!:)) I have not been visiting you lately,I know!Thanks and I love your profile animation too!:))

Paddukoti said...

wohh!!!
asha!!!
so many recipes, gosh i can try so many as well!!!
my fav is potatoes and i can live on them for weeks n weeks.
thank you for all the efforts u took!!!

yum said...

Asha, all I can say is wow!

Must try your aloo kadhi! I also make kadhi, but never tried this version. Looks so yum. Biryani also looks great(well, they all do!) Who doesnt love potatoes? :)

Asha, it seems we will be moving soon to NC, and I was wondering if I may ask you a few questions abt the area (foodie related!) Do let me know if its okay.

Seema said...

Asha,
I am so sorry for being late. Better late than never isn't it? You are the best Asha... I really mean it...no jokes at all... God how versatile you are.... loved every dish and I am gonna try every dish here... Specially Jhatpat alu biryani... just loved it.
Thanx a bunch for taking time and posting such yummy recipes.
Love ya
Seema

mommyof2 said...

I always make similar kadhi cuz it is my comfort food..:-) Don't have time to make pakoras so I always put lots of allu, beans, peas, spinach & cauliflower;-) Last time I made gudiya try and she ate 3-4 spoons too:-)

I still have to post what I tried from ur blog;-) soon..

Asha said...

Hi P! Thank you.If you love aloo ,this is place to be!:D Enjoy.

Hi Yum,thanks. You are going to be in NC!That's great,you will love it here.Weather is great,ppl are great too.Not much of a restaurant goer myself but ask what you want and I will see if I can find out.No problem!:))

Hi Seema,aw..!!Thank you girl.I really appreciate it.My family donot open their mouth much and say it but they eat up quietly!!:D
It's nice to hear the appreciation once in a while.Hugs to you Seema.

G! You are a clever girl,saves some calories too by skipping the frying,right?Tastes better this way actually.If gudiya likes it,then that is approved!!:D
More murghi recipes coming your way,well..one anyway..next time.Buy a light coconut milk can ;)

Sai said...

Hey Asha:
I absolutely love your entry and recipes.

I would also like to add potato pakoras to my favorite and the spicy potatoes for samosa...yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha,
I was busy and got to see your post now. Wow!! You cooked so many dishes with potatoes during the past three weeks. It looks like the round up.I could not post even one dish to jihva this time. Your dishes look yummy.
By the way, my mom prepares the besan chutney (as we call it) with potatoes though minus spinach & masalas.

Jaya said...

dear Asha,
lovely and yummy potato dishes..
aloo ke sath itna kuch kiya ja sakta hai ,bhai wah!
wishing you and your family happy holi..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Asha said...

Hi Sai,taking a break?Haven't seen your posts lately.Yup,there are millions more aloo recipes,I like them all:D

Hi Suma,not even one potato dish girl?! That's okay,catch it next time.Beasn chutney,Trupti has it,I think that's what it is.I also make Junka with besan which goes yummy with pooris.

Hello Jaya,happy Holi to you!:))
Aloo is the most versatile,you can numrous dishes indeed.But it is not good to eat too often though;D
Thanks Jaya.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

sosooooosoooooooo many entries great

Asha said...

Hi Krishaji,just one entry for the JFI event but many for you all!:))
Enjoy and thank you.

priya said...

Asha: That aloo biryani is awesome girl. Will try soon and let you know.

Cyberkitty said...

wow so many recipes...i had no idea there was such a thing as red potatoes...got a lot to learn in life!

Jasmine said...

wow..those dishes are amazing !

Asha said...

Hi Priya.Hope you do girl!:)) Have a fun weekend.

Hello Cyber Kitty,red potatoes are common here,liitle waxy so it holds the shape weel when cooked.Some aloo just become like soup which I don't like to cook.

Hi Jas,thank you.Hope you try some of these!:))

RP said...

As always, I am late. Enjoyed your potato party. Nice pictures. How do you get the black background? They look so elegant.

Gattina said...

Asham thanks for answering my inquires... you're just wonderful, I mixed up all the potatoe names but you still able to figure out what I was talking about :) :) Right, forgot about finger potatoes, definitely give it a try too!

Asha said...

Hi rp,you are late,I keep this for a week remember?:D
Thank you,sometime I take photos on the top of my flat glass stove which is black bcos of the good lighting.Sometimes I keep a black paper or something black underneath.Hope that helps :)

Hi Gattina,as long as it's waxy,you are fine to use any kind of potatoes.Enjoy and have a great weekend:)

Sumitha said...

Asha akka do post a recipe for our karnataka style chitranna.

Dilip said...

ohhh my god what a great line up of dishes...i love em all..but the one i have not tried is Aloo-Palak Kadhi...gotta try it...your kadhi looks great...its one of the things i can't make...but i keep on trying...maybe one day....thanks for sharing...take care ben

Asha said...

Hi Sumitha,I am planning to do just that,two recipes actually in two weeks!!!:D
In fact,Mamatha who is from B'lore gave me lot of ideas of authentic Kannadiga recipes,which I had forgotten.I left India 20yrs ago,need some help remembering the dishes!Thanks girl,you can remind me too if you have some authentic recipes.

Hi Dilip bhai,good to see you.Been very busy these days I see!:))
Aloo-Palak is easily made,make sure you don't use high heat to cook it!Thank you,Happy Holi.

sunita's world said...

Hi Asha,

Wow...how do you do it...you've got me really in a state with my mouth gaping in amazement...I really envy your family...

Asha said...

Hi Sunita,thanks but don't envy the family!!Know why?! Because kids are not into Indian food unless it is Butter chicken,husband prefers a meaty sandwich for all these!! It's just me and my potatoes all alone!!:D:D:D But they do eat them when served anyway :)

Mallika said...

Hi Asha - I am loving your recipes. I love aloo and the only thing that keeps me from eating them too much is the prospect of turning into one. Thanks for the recipes...

Asha said...

HAHAHA!! You are right.Too much carb.Now and then it doesn't hurt but better stay away if you are dieting.Enjoy looking!:))
Happy Holi to you.

priya said...

Asha: Instead of aloo I will go with "Oh lala" coz its all mouth watering.

Asha said...

Hi Priya,thank you.Aloo rocks ,isn't it?!:)) Everything is good in moderation though.Hope you had a great Holi yesterday!:)

Food for BMS said...

Hi Asha, I visit you site every once in a while but this is the first time I am leaving a comment. You have lined up wide array of dishes here. I am going to try making your Kadi and the Aloo Zucchini.

Shionge said...

Sorry for being so late to swing by your blog Asha. I'm here at last :D

My D loves Potatoes and I usually boil potatoes soup with carrots & onion or fried it with minced pork.

Now with your presentation here, I think I'll try the potate-onion gravy :) But first...I must shop for some spices first huh?

Thank you Sweetie....yummy yummy~

g said...

Thanks Asha! And yes! that is why the video touched a nerve in me and basically told me to stop being sad when I have everything that I want. Glad you liked it!

Bhargavi said...

Loos so nice as always.
Good day!

Joyce said...

Isn't it amazing what one can do with the lowly potato? Beautiful images, mouth-watering renditions.
Once again, you've outdone yourself, Asha.

Asha said...

Hi FoodforBMS,thanks for taking time this time! ;D Glad you liked them,hope to see you back.

Hi Shionge,no worries,I know you are busy these days.Onion Potato is easy,you do need few spices like Garam Masala.Hope you try,thank you daring!Have a great rest of the week :)

Asha said...

Hi G! I did enjoy that video.Thank you.Indians do have lot of fun with simple things,don't they? That is the greatest gift we have!:)

Hello Bhargavi,thanks girl!:)) You too have a great day sweetie.

Thank you Joyce :)
Poor poor Potato has bad reputation!!They do make great many dishes and yummy ones too.But got to watch out for that carb though ;D

uttara said...

helloooooooo...

this is my 1st visit here...

n u made me go hungryyyyyyyyyyyy

:) nice blog...

Asha said...

Hello Uttsy!!;D That's what Keshi calls you ,right?!
Thank you for dropping by,welcome to my food blog and that's all you get!:))HeHe!!
Have a great rest of the week.

KCS said...

Hello Ashaji,
The hubby is mad about each and every dish you have mentioned on this post and my personal favourite is Aloo-palak kadhi :)

Asha said...

Hi Kcs!:)) Good to see you.Yeah, Aloo is everybody's fav. veg.More recipes to try when he comes home!;D
Enjoy the Aloo palak Kadhi too and have a great weekend.Hugs.

Mandira said...

Asha - I have bookmarked the alu-methi kadhi. It sounds wonderful and very tempting. You have a great variety... if only you lived closer!

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Asha,

Wow! You are so popular. I can see why after reading about the kadhi dish. I am definitely going to make that one! I think my cooking repertoire is really improving from the inspiration of all you Indian food bloggers!

Thanks! Kanchana

Asha said...

Hi Mandira,Aloo-Palak Kadhi you mean!Methi sounds great too,will try next time.I wish you lived near too but you still have to cook for yourself!!;D Thanks girl.

Hi Kanchana,I just said hello toyou in your blog.I loved your photos.
Thank you,I started blogging last july,I have made many wonderful friends this way.It's a great feeling indeed.Keep it up and you will be as good as me,if not better!:))Have a great week.

Pearl said...

Rather late to mention I suppose but I did enjoy that entry too.

Asha said...

Thanks Pearl.Enjoy the recipes:)

Nee said...

Hey sweetheart!
It's been a crazy time and I haven't been cooking much as you know. At long last, I stepped into the kitchen yesterday and tried out the alu biryani. Yummy yum yum! As always, a hit recipe from Ashamma.

Asha said...

Hi Nee!:))
I just wrote Vani I haven't heard from you in a while and here you are!!:))Glad you enjoyed the Biryani,it's something I made up for Potatoes!!;D
I have two Birthdays coming this week and I am pretty busy too.Fortunately another Naan recipe is ready to go for Wed.,so I am concentrating on the kids' party which will be on Sat.
Have a great week, and take it easy.Say hello when you can.Take care Nee,hugs!:))

Asha said...

Shiva Priya said:

Hey Asha
I have been try to post comment in ur blog for long time but i really don't know why i'm not able to access. .
Looks like you have been cooking a lot with aloo all week:D, wonderful dishes. Kadhi sounds really intereting, I make bagian alu & alu oinons in similar way!! Everything looks great!!
Cheers!
Padmaja

Asha said...

Hi Padmaja,thanks girl!Sorry about not able to leave comment,I don't why it doesn't let for some.I appreciate your comment though:))

Sumitha said...

Ashakka I have just finished making the alu and zucchini stir fry,my kitchen and my palm is smelling so good;) ehehe....thanks Ashakka I loved it and this recipe is a keeper since there are hardly any Indian style zucchini recipe,

Sushma said...

Hello Asha,

I made Naan on the weekend and they came out very good...Thanxs once again for sharing such a lovely recipe..

Asha said...

Here you are Sumitha,saw your comment and then couldn't find you anywhere until now!:))

I am you tried it,it's easy and delicious with parathas and with rice too.Enjoy.I should cook more with Zucchinis:))Enjoy.