If you are a regular reader of this space, you know that we have a whole troop of Alu fans around here! So I am forced to make something interesting with Alu all the time. I try to bring variety to the Alu kurma each time I prepare and so when I saw this recipe in Priya's space, I bookmarked it and made it almost like the original. Whatever tweaks I did was to accommodate my family's taste! 


Nilgiri Alu Kurma


Ingredients - 


Potatoes cubed 3 Cups
Onion thinly sliced 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, bayleaf 1, Cloves 3-4, Cinnamon 1 inch, Star anise 1 petal, Fennel seeds 3/4 tsp)

To Grind-
Mint leaves 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Green chillies 2- 3 (or as per taste)


Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 1-2 pods 
Coconut (Fresh or Frozen) 1/4 cup
Peppercorns 3-4 (or as desired)



Method Of Preparation  - 


In a heated sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the fennel seeds brown a little, add onion and saute until brown.


Add chopped tomatoes and cook until mushy. 


Make a fine paste of the ingredients listed under 'To Grind" and add it to the mix.


After the raw smell goes away, add turmeric, the chopped potatoes and cover with a lid adding as much water as is needed (about 1-2 cups).


Remove from fire, after the potatoes are cooked and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Serve warm with pulao/naan/roti/rice.


Sending this to Aipi and Priya's "Bookmarked Recipes".

Preparation Time - 30 min 
Serves 5-6 adults
Posted by Harini on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

9 comments

  1. divya Says:
  2. Such a lovely pic, really attractive color and very tempting too…looks mouthwatering

     
  3. looks flavorful.. lovely color .. delicious kurma..

     
  4. delicious combination looks wonderful

     
  5. Heard about this kurma but never tasted,loved the tempting click and yummy recipe!

     
  6. Excellent looking Aloo Kurma dear. Can I invite myself to share it with you:) ?

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

     
  7. Raji Says:
  8. Lovely colour...looks delicious.

     
  9. Priya Says:
  10. Thanks for trying this kurma dear,Urs looks simply fabulous..

     
  11. Smitha Says:
  12. count me in too as an aloo fan! :)
    delicious curry!...

    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

     
  13. Looks so delicious

     
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