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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Recipe Today :Meeta's Achari Aloo

Thanks you all for your lovely comments on my previous post i.e : my 100th post.


I am so excited and happy for all the love that I recieved in the form lovely comments and wishes from all of you. It feels so good to know i have so many friends and well wishers...I hope u all enjoyed the chocolate and the halwa..:)


I am so happy and honoured that I wanted show my gratitude, in a small way that I can do. I know thats for any blogger its a thrilling moment when someone tries their recipe and comments on it. Hence I decided the rest of May I dedicate it to YOU. ( All the lovely fellow bloggers out there....)



Yes I decided that I am going to post my favourite recipes from other blogs that I like... along with a sweet note about the blogger and her/ his lovely blog. Yeah, its like a break for me after this hectic hundred. I just want to cook and try all the creative, unique and awesome recipes I have seen in other blogs and always wanted to try it out. But due to time constrain I cudnt.


Even now.... there are like hundreds of blogs out there and thousands of lovely recipes... cant make all so I will be going by mine as well my hubby's choice...:).


Today, I am starting with Meeta's Achari Aloo... from her kitchen to mine..:)





Meeta's Achari Aloo - From her Kitchen to Mine.


The minute I saw this recipe in Meeta's blog I was delighted. I was searching for this recipe say for more than an year but never actually tried to make it. U see I have to give work to my little brain to make something without a proper recipe. Hmm... Anyways y trouble urself when u get an instant recipe...;). You wont believe I made it the day meeta posted the recipe..... and the result was amazing.... it turned out awesome. Thanks Meeta for the lovely recipe. This is what I came up with...:D


My lunch platter for the day! with meeta's achari aloo, Italian green peas Salad, curd, chapati and tomato slices.


I made a few changes like adding extra tomatoes........I used lemon Pachranga pickle and traditional Mango avakai, (cut mango pickle) mixed them together and used that paste. The saunf and mustard seeds in the pachranga pickle and the tangy mango taste and spices in Avakai created a very good combination of taste. And the aroma was awesome.... ummm I can vouch for any pickle lover. its was too tempting.




Rest of the recipe method I followed as Meeta has suggested.Turned out nice.





Here goes the recipe : serves 3


Potatoes - 4 Russet

Roma tomatoes - 2 finely chopped

Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1tsp

Red chilli powder - 1tsp (optional)

Turmeric powder - 1tsp

Onions - 1 finely chopped

The pickle chutney/sauce* - 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Pepper a pinch

Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

Oil - 1 tbsp

Method:

Chop the potatoes into wedges and keep aside.

In a deep botton pan, heat the oil and add the jeera to it. Let it splutter for a while. Add the onions and saute well. Once the onions are transparent, add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute again for 5 minutes or so. Add the turmeric powder, Red chilli powder and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are tender and become like a paste.

Now add the chopped poatoes and mix well. Pour around 1/2 glass of water and cook covered on medium flame for 3 minutes or until the potatoes almost cooked. Now, remove the cover and cook for another 2 minutes allowing the water to eveporate. Now, add the Pickle Sauce and mix well, coating the poataoes well. Add salt and pepper to the potaotes. Adding salt be careful. You already have salt in ur pickle sauce so better taste and then later add the salt to it.

Transfer to a nice serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Your Achari Aloo is ready. Simple yet so tasty..:)

* The pickle chutney is the sauce of the pickle that remain after u remove the pieces from the pickle. For this recipe, we just need the sauce and not the pieces. If ur making this using vegetable pickle, be free to add some pieces too for additional taste... enjoy!

Serve hot with Paratha/ Roti or naan. Enjoy!



Now About The Blog : "What's for lunch Honey?"

Isn't that what we r asked when our sweet hubby comes home for lunch? A very nice blog with a lovely name and even lovelier recipes and photographs. This blog is owned by Meeta as you all must knowing now (As I have already written her name like 6-7 times..hehehe). She is very sweet female, born in India - Mumbai and is presently settled in Germany with her partner a a lovely 5 yr old son. You can read more about her here.
Her blog has some amazing recipes and pictures. I love spending hours in her blog searching for new items and unheard recipes. She is the one who started the Monthly Mingle... if ur aware of it. She is a brilliant photographer and a great cook. Thank you Meeta for sharing your lovely recipes with us. To know more about her do visit her blog.
Thats it for today... I will be back again with another favourite recipe from another lovely blog. Thank you.

21 comments:

Annu said...

Wow thats toooooo good dear.I like your version........

Uma said...

you're welcome, shubha! that's a great idea to devote some time for trying out our blogger friend's recipes. You started this with a wonderful curry that looks so delicious. What a platter!

hetal said...

U have come up with a very good idea..I like it

Kalai said...

Love your version of Meeta's recipe, Shubha! It is so sweet of you to dedicate May to trying out other bloggers' recipe. A brilliant idea and a wonderful start! :)

ranji said...

achari aloo looks yummy shubha!!!really nice of u to dedicate the month to other bloggers..nice idea!!i think i should do that too:)

sowmya said...

Aloo subji looks yummy...

notyet100 said...

LOOKS TASTY....ND SPICY,..

Bhawana said...

This is very tempting dear.

SMN said...

Hey luks very nice and first time here ,,, liked ur template very much..

Arundathi said...

thats a great idea - to finally get the time to try out all those recipes you bookmark - i know i have hundreds! i've created a backup of my bookmarks incase i lose them! lol!

do the potatoes taste of pickle? i mean, do they taste like pickled potatoes? or is it just a slight hint of flavor?

Veda Murthy said...

Hi Shubha,

My first time here and i m glad i made it here.....ur blog is very good! Its very sweet of you to devote may month to ur fellow bloggers. do visit my blog when u find the time !!!!

Regards,

Veda

kamala said...

Good idea.Aloo looks yummy Shubha.

Priyanka said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Shubha. Meeta had a great blog going and her pictures are pretty droolworthy (even that would be an understatement)

Kevin said...

Those potatoes look tasty! I really like your blogs layout.

Rama said...

Yummy......

Swati Raman Garg said...

what an idea sirjii...
good hai good hai ... lage raho... the patter looks so tempting...

Cynthia said...

I have to make this soon! Your pics are delicious.

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Thank you all of you for ur lovely words... really appreciate it..:)

Meeta said...

This is so great! I always feel so honored and a bit awkward when I get all these compliments. Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so glad to see you liked the recipe. Hugs!

Subhie Arun said...

hey i have wonderful site....i like potato too..and this recipe look s yummy n interesting...thx for sharing../

Subhie Arun said...

hey i have wonderful site....i like potato too..and this recipe look s yummy n interesting...thx for sharing../