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Panchphoran is a magical mixture of seeds - aromatic and full of flavor. To create this mix equal parts of mustard , cumin, methi ,fennel seeds and another spice called radhuni. Radhuni is not easily available here so I omitted it.
I made this simple but flavorful aloo sabzi this weekend. I tasted it at a potluck party and loved it. Thank you dear Z for such a tasty recipe.
What's needed :
3 medium potatoes cooked chopped ( can use whole baby potatoes too)
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 dry red chillies
1 green chilly
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tbsp oil
1/2 an onion sliced thinly
2 tbsp thick yogurt
salt to taste
For the panchphoran tempering :
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp panchphoran
3 tbsp oil
Cilantro to garnish
1 tbsp garam masala
- Over medium heat combine the oil,green chilly,dry red chillies and ginger garlic paste.Then add the onions and saute till soft.
- Then add the spices - cumin,coriander,chilly and turmeric powder. If mixture becomes too dry add 3-4 tbsp of water.
- Add the potatoes and coat them with the spice mixture.Add 5-6 tbsp of water to thin out the gravy.
- Do not add too much water at once.
- Lower the heat. Smooth the yogurt and add some of the gravy to it and add this to the gravy.
- Add salt, pinch of sugar and allow to come to a gentle boil.
- The gravy will thicken slightly.Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
For the tempering:
- In hot oil add the panchphoran and allow the seeds to sizzle.
- Add this to the potato mixture along with the garam masala and the cilantro. Mix well.
- Serve hot with rotis.