Serves 6

Ingredients
12 (750 gms.) smallish potatoes 8 tbsp. veg oil
2 tbsp. salt 1 medium size onion
10 blanched almonds 5 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed
2 tbsp. white poppy seeds ½ tsp. haldi (turmeric) powder
2 large black cardamom pods 2 whole dry red Kashmiri chillies (or 2 tsp. red chilli powder)
2 tsp. coriander powder 2 bay leaves
1.5 tsp whole cumin seeds 1 cup plain yoghurt, beaten
8 cloves garlic 1 tsp garam masala powder
1 one inch cube fresh ginger

Method

  1. Peel potatoes, halve them, and soak for an hour in water and a tbsp. of salt. Dry roast almonds, poppy seeds, cardamom, coriander, red chillies, 1 tsp. of cumin seeds and grind them as finely as possible. Grate onion, ginger and garlic fine. Fry potatoes until golden.
  2. Remove, and drain. Add remaining half tsp. of cumin seeds, and grated onion to the oil. Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Next, add crushed cardamom pods, turmeric (and red chilli powder), then the nut mixture and salt, and stir fry. Add yoghurt slowly, a tbsp. at a time, stirring continuously. Add garam masala and 3/4 cup water.
  4. Add potatoes. Cover tightly, and cook for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS
MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 371 Carotene ( μg ) 30.54
Protein (g) 4.93 Vitamin C (mg) 21.97
Carbohydrate (g) 33.38 Mg (mg) 75.32
Fat (g) 24.26 Na (mg) 19.28
Fibre (g) 1.38 K (mg) 336.77
Minerals (g) 1.65 Mn (mg) 0.69
Calcium (mg) 131.8 Zn (mg) 1.18
Phosphorus (mg) 123.52 Cr (mg) 0.02
Iron (mg) 1.82

Modification

Reduce the amount of oil used for preparation. Boil potatoes and roast them instead of frying.
Ingredients
12 (750 gms.) smallish potatoes 10 tbsp. veg oil
2 tbsp. salt 1 medium size onion
10 blanched almonds 5 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed
2 tbsp. white poppy seeds ½ tsp. haldi (turmeric) powder
2 large black cardamom pods 2 whole dry red Kashmiri chillies (or 2 tsp. red chilli powder)
2 tsp. coriander powder 2 bay leaves
1.5 tsp whole cumin seeds 1 cup plain yoghurt, beaten
8 cloves garlic 1 tsp garam masala powder
1 one inch cube fresh ginger
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 266
Protein (g) 4.93
Carbohydrate (g) 33.38
Fat (g) 12.6
Fibre (g) 1.38
Minerals (g) 1.65