Aloo Rasedar

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Aloo Rasedar
Who really likes to cook some Comfort Food in jiffy? Something like Aloo Rasedar with Roti’s? Again no more than 30 minutes !

Aloo Rasedar

More like cooking them in less than half an hour? Week nights are all about cooking something quick and yumm too. Also our comfort food. Oh yes we do like to get experimentive with our food but not on buzy week nights.
Our week days are typically action packed and by evening I literally have 20% energy level. Sometimes It will be that moment when I would ask the family what would they like to eat? If I really don’t get a quick reply, I would scanning the refrigerator for 30 seconds to decide the menu.

Do you guys also look into the refrigerator to decide your menu for the day? Or do you plan your week in advance?

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I kind of find it amusing when I think back about deciding the menu standing in front of the refirgerator when the cold air actually sends those positive creative vibes 🙂

A couple of weeks ago when I was challenged to come up with a recipe with Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes, I knew that it had to be a comfort meal. I chose to make my family Aloo Rasedar. Aloo means Potatoes & Rasedar means Thin Gravy. Aloo Rasedar is a yumm side dish from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India where its served with Poori ( Puffed Flatbread) or Kachori’s. This stewy, soupy kind of gravy is so just delicious that we enjoy it with Roti’s at home. If you fancy, you can enjoy them like a chunky soup and have it with some toasted bread!

Aloo Rasedar
The Cypriot New Potatoes  are available to purchase at Tesco stores nationwide from now until the end of March both loose and in 750gms pack. These Earthy Creamy Potatoes are grown in the rich soils of Southern Cyprus and we get to enjoy them in this cold weather in UK ! I loved the fact these are so versatile. They can be Boiled, Steamed or even Roasted.
Apart from cooking for the challenge , I served my guests with authentic Indian Starter Achari Potatoes with skin {Potatoes in Pickling Spices}.

I love making Dhaba Style Aloo Matar, Aloo Paratha , Aloo Gobi {Dry Potato Cauliflower curry }, Aloo Tikki   Hasselback Potatoes, Rosti with Potatoes…

{Aloo Rasedar} – Cooked Potatoes, crumbled roughly are added to a semi spicy thin tomato stew and cooked until well blended. This is a no onion no garlic recipe and that means we need very few ingredients to make this delicous side dish.

ALOO RASEDAR

Serves 3| Time taken 30 Minutes

Aloo Rasedar

Ingredients
4 Medium Sized Potatoes
1 1/2 Large Vine Tomates
1 Tsp of Grated Ginger
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
3/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 – 3/4 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
A fat pinch of Asafoetida
1 tsp of Oil
1 1/2 Cup of Water
1 Tblspn of Finely Chopped Coriander leaves

Directions
Boil the potatoes either in a pressure cooker or in a pot of boiling water. Once done, peel the skin and roughly chop them into cubes.
Puree the tomatoes and set aside.
Heat Oil in a Pan , add cumin seeds. Once they begin to sizzle add asafoetida, grated ginger. Saute for one minute and add the pureed tomatoes.
Add Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, approx 3/4 Tsp of Salt to the Tomato Puree. Saute for a min, cover and cook until it reduces and you see oil leaving the sides of the pan.
Add the roughly chopped potatoes along with water, stir and cook for another 10 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if needed. Sprinkle Garam masala and add coriander leaves.
Serve Hot Aloo Rasedar with Roti’s , Poori’s whatever you enjoy.

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