I am a potato fan... whenever I am bored or stuck on what to make to go along with chapati the only vegetable (root) I can think of is Potato. Mainly coz its always there at home (I always keep it handy. Its like tissue rolls, refill as soon as its over..:P) and secondly coz anything u make with potato kind of tastes awesome and yet so simple to make...:)
Dahi wale aloo is a very simple and creamy potato gravy curry and it goes so well with phulkas..:) I make it very often at home.It can be made with just the potatoes... I have added tomato to the dish to make it more tangy but if u dont have tomato u can always skip it..:) So here goes the recipe...:)
Potato - 3 (parboiled and cubed )
Tomato - 1 Chopped (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Dhania - Jeera Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
Hing (Asafoetida) - 1 or 2 pinches
Ginger - 2 tsp
Mint leaves - 3 tsp finely chopped (optional)
Green chillies - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1 cup
Oil or Ghee - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for Garnish
Firstly heat the ghee and when it gets hot enough, add the cumin seeds and a pinch of hing and let it splutter. Once the cumin is done add the finely chopped ginger and green chillies and saute it till it browns up a bit.
Now, reduce the flame and add the yogurt at intervals (divinde the yoghurt in 3 parts) and stir it well so that the yoghurt blends with the masala. See that there are no lunps. Stirring fast avoids lumps so do it..:)
Add all the other ingredients including the boiled potato and mix well. (dont add the mint and coriander leaves now...:)..keep it aside for garnish )
Stir well to see that everything is blended well nicely. Cook the potaoes on high heat until it fries a bit. Pour Aproximately1 cup water if u think the curry is too dry and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the fresh mint leaves and cover with a lid so that the mint leaves wilt in the heat of the curry. Mix well and garnsih with coriander leaves. Serve hot along side of pickle and chapatis.
Serve hot with phulkas. Enjoy with awesome gravy bhaji.