Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Aloo Kurma

Potatoes - 8 no.m (cook until 1/2 done, remove skin and cut in to big pieces)
Onions - 2 no. (chopped finely)
Yoghurt - 1 big spatula
Water as needed
Oil - 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp each for frying potatoes

Whole masala:

Shahjeera - 1 tsp, bayleaves - 5 no.,(Cardamom, Whole clove, cinnamon stick, Bujju puvvu - 1 no. each)

Dry Powders:

Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 and 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper - 1/4th - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Grind in coffee machine (in to smooth powder):

Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds/Sompu - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom - 3 no.

Wet grinding (grind in to paste using water):

Fresh/ Frozen Coconut - 3 tbsp
Green chillies - 5 no.
Ginger - 1 inch

Proceed:

1) Heat a small non-stick skillet add 1 tbsp oil and fry potatoes in two batches until golden brown. For the next batch add 1 tbsp again and add remaining potatoes and do the same. Keep aside.

2) Heat a deep non-stick kadai add oil , heat it up. Add whole masala and fry until aroma comes, but do not burn. Add onions and fry until light brown.

3) Add wet paste and grinded powder, fry.

4) Add all the dry powders and fry. remove from heat immediately follow point 5.

5) Add yoghurt and stir rapidly until combine. Transfer this to heat and cook until oil floats little.

6) Add fried potatoes and mix gently.

7) Add water until the potatoes are covered fully, cover with lid. Bring it to boil and simmer, stir in between gently and cook until potatoes are fully cooked, u can add water if the gravy becomes very thick and cook for some more time.

8) Add coriander leaves cook for 2mins and serve.

Serve this with Kobbari Annam and Perugu Chutney or Raita.

Meanings for:

Aloo = Potato
Kobbari Annam = Coconut Rice
Perugu = Yoghurt

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

36 comments:

Admin said...

nice andhra recpices - please use easy and understandable words for spices (REQUEST)-thanking u

Admin said...

great work
stumble 4 u -sunder

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sunder,
I have posted spices in English Kannada Tamil and Telugu. Do check out on top right hand corner under Get Started thingi. Hope it will help you and others too.

Thanks for your valuable comments.

cheers
rajani

Swathi said...

I tried this recipe and it turned out really good...was very tasty...thanks a lot!!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Swathi,

Thanks for your feed back!

cheers
rajani

bhakti said...

Thanks for the recipes. i wanted to try the aloo korma. but wanted to confirm something.cardamon- is it the green or black one ? and when we grind it do we remove the skin ?
Thanks !

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Bhakti,

You are welcome!

Regarding your query, it is green cardamom not black one. I normally write if it is black cardamom. So no need to worry. We don't remove husk just grind as it is. For curries we add them as a whole........

cheers
rajani

neehavijay said...

Hi Rajani
I wanted to try Aloo Kurma.I have a question regarding spices.
What is Bujju puvvu?Please let me know.

Thanks
Neeharika

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Neeharika,

Bujju Puvvu? It is also known as Black stone flower. In hindi we call it Dagad phool. Check this link to see a whee look on it.

http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chabili0025ta.jpg

Image from: another subcontinent.

cheers
rajani

Janu said...

What kind of coffee grinder do you use? Let me know

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Janu,

Sorry for late reply, as I am away for holiday....

I use Ken wood coffee grinder. Google it you will find the picture. It got narrow mouth shape, so it is grinded finely.

cheers
rajani

AMULYA said...

Hi rajani..

This is Amulya. I have recently come across your blog. Thank you for the recipe...my husband always wanted aloo kurma in this style..and at last i found the recipe and followed exact procedure and got good aresult...he was so happy and so I am v happy. Thank you once again...
Please keep posting more and more...

Cheers
Amulya

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Amulya,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it turned out great in the end and getting nice compliments from your husband.

cheers
rajani

swathi said...

hi rajini garu. u r recipes r nice i came to u r blog reacently. it was nice. thanks for u r recipes.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Swathi,

Thanks for visting. Do try and let me know your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Sai said...

Madam...when i followed ur recipe...the balls broke...totally..did u use any binding agent like corn flour..let me knw..i tried using corn flour too...didnt work and finally trashd everything....

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sai,

What recipe are you talking about? there is no ***** in this recipe. If you are talking about Keema balls then I didn't used any binding for that. You have to do the marination and do round koftas out of it, smearing bit oil to your hands so that they won't crack and boil in plenty of water and deep fry or shallow fry as per your health. Only dried coconut is used for binding. I have listed all the ingredients so follow to the T. Hope this helped you.

cheers
rajani

suneeta said...

hi,
iam suneeta. Iam new for cooking. so please kindly suggest me the preparation of garam masala powder.what items are required to prepare it and in what ratio? Thanks in advance.

suneeta said...

hi iam suneeta. new to your blog 2 days back. but now daily visitor to your blog.iam very thank full to your reciepes. can i know what is cayenne pepper in telugu? and how to prepare garam masala( items and the ratio of items required to prepare)..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Suneeta,

I buy garam masala packets, like Priya, no trying at home. It's lot easier. Cayenne pepper is very hot chilli powder, like guntur karam may be.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

thanks for the aloo kurma recipe. Tried it at home. Turned out better than I expected but was on the spicier side

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi A......,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad you liked it. Did you pair it up with kobbari annam, they both balance together.

cheers
rajani

madhavi said...

hi
i did your aloo kurma and kobbarannam and we enjoyed our lunch today
takecare
bye

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Madhavi,

Yes they both pair up together. I am glad you both loved it.

cheers
rajani

SUresh said...

Hi Rajani

We tried your aloo kurma recipe and it was mouth watering. Thank you very much for sharing them with us. We are planning to try some more this summer

Regards
Suresh and Saritha,

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Suresh and Saritha,

thanks for trying it out and leaving your feed back. I am glad it turned out good.

cheers
rajani

Rajesh said...

Thanks a lot for coconut rice and aloo kurma

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Rajesh,

you are welcome! thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.

cheers
rajani

Unknown said...

Hi rajani,

I tried ur aloo kurma it came out very tasty and got the real andhra spice taste which my husband has been asking from 9 years and i had been trying around and finally he said "This is it how i thought of"
and also my friends also really liked it...

Thank u so much i can make this so confidentally from now on..

-Anu

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anu,

Thanks for your feedback, atlast you nailed it. I always do this for parties with kobbari annam combination both are ultimate combination. I am glad your husband and friends liked it.

cheers
rajani

vk said...

hai...
ur blog is too good...i would like to try aloo kurma today itself....do post different varieties...

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajani,

Very Good reciepe!! We have tried this today and it came out well. Even my husband liked it so much.

Thanks alot...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi anon,

thanks for your feed back. I am glad you both liked the dish.

cheers
rajani

Kumar said...

We made your kobbari annam,aloo kurma combo.Both turned out very good and tasted great.You are amazing and great in giving wonderful recipes.Hats off to you!!

For the first time ever We made this yummy dish(aloo kuruma) and we still feel the taste when i think of it and

i never had such tasty kuruma in my life .Trust me ....that is very true.

Will it go well only with kobbari annam or anything else.Please tell me.

Thanks a lot for your help and guidance in email about clearing this recipe doubts.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Kumar,

thanks for your feedback. some how I like it with kobbari annam only, it balances perfect.

cheers
rajani

Srija Nair said...

Hi Rajani,

Recipe looks very good. Can we add other vegetables like carrots,green peas, beans or capsicum along with aloo and make it a mixed vegetable kurma? please share your thoughts.

Srija.