I have made Aloo Banarasi or Banarasi Aloo, if you will, for as long as I can remember that I don't even recall where I got this recipe from. I make them for parties or when entertaining since I find that this is not the most often made dish yet its so delicious enough to make it to party affair. I
I have given a rough approximation of the measurements hence I would request you to use your discretion and taste to make a choice :) These are yummy and rich and yet not too rich that you would feel too guilty. Now enough talking and lets move to the recipe
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Bring water to a boil and then simmer until potatoes are slightly soft. Make sure they don’t get too soft enough to break down.
Now add fennel, cumin,tamarind paste,turmeric,garam masala,cardamom powder in a tsp of oil. Stir for few seconds and then add the potatoes. Once the spices have coated them well, add the fenugreek leaves. Stir for 2-3 min.
Now add rest of the ingredients and mix well to coat the potatoes. Cook for 5 more minutes till the raw smell leaves and then serve hot garnished with some cilantro and cashews.
I roasted the cashews in some ghee. And i also added 1/2 a teaspoon each of turmeric and chilli powder.
It was delicious! :)
tried this recipe today...
i didnt have tomato puree.. so i didnt put it.. but it tastes awesome...