Thursday, May 10, 2012

Besan Bataka Nu Shak - आलु बेसन की सब्जी (Potato in Gram Flour Gravy) for May Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

After a long time, I am almost on schedule (just a day behind) for MayBlog Hop. This month, I am paired with Pallavi of Cook-Eat-Burp blog. She has this amazing collection (still growing by leaps and bounds). 

I wanted to try something simple due to my busy schedule. My older one who loves Alu (Potato), always wants in the same way, cubed and made it dry curry, which he loves with poori. This time I thought of giving him this variety. I made it and probably the only other alu curry, he said he liked and would want me to prepare again. Pallavi, you are my savior here. Love you for that. So, here it is, from now a regular in my house :)

This is a simple Gujju recipe and I am sure you will all like to make it. If you ask me what I loved about it other than simplicity, is the smell and taste or carom seeds :)

Besan Bataka Nu Shak - आलु बेसन की सब्जी (Potato in Gram Flour Gravy)
Potatoes - 2 medium to large sized
Green Chilies - 2, slit
Besan (Gram Flour) - 2 tbsp, make it into a paste with little water
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Carom Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - per taste
  • Wash, peel and cube potatoes (in same size).
  • Take a pan and add oil to it
  • Once oil is hot, add both the seeds
  • When they crackle, add green chilies to it.
  • Fry for about a minute, add potatoes, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Mix and fry for a min. and add about 1 cup water (till potatoes are merged in water).
  • Cover and cook till potatoes are cooked.
  • Remove the cover and add besan paste with red chili powder and mix well.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Keep mixing and add water if needed because as soon as you add besan, it will start thickening.
  • Switch off gas and it is ready to be served.
Serve it with roti (bread) or rice. We had it with our rotis and savored every bite of this warm gooey curry.

Do check what other blog hoppers made for MayBlog Hop.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Vidhya said...

Curry looks lip smacking good.

Shobha said...

It looks yummy.
I once made doodhi this way and believe me my hubby who dislikes doodhi relished it for a change..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear

Spice up the Curry said...

this looks amazing. love it

Swathi said...

Delicious easy recipe to whip up for roti.

Unknown said...

Unique the curry.

Unknown said...

my brother used to luv this with poori...and mom used to call this as bombay chutney...i dont knw why :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy looking delicious curry.

Nandita SS said...

A delightful potato curry!!! Love it :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

simple yet delicious preparation...all I need is some pooris...

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Suresh said...

Definitely an excellent side dish for pooris,sounds yummy.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Potatoes are always delicious in any form, Curry looks simple n tasty!!!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious curry..

Anisha said...

simple n such a quick recipe... i'll try it today if I have besan in my pantry.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Simple and delicious recipe priya.

Joanne said...

What a tasty delicious dish!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love this recipe. such a saver for days when we hardly have anything in the pantry.

Laavanya said...

That looks very tasty - must be a great combination with poori too.

Laavanya said...

That looks very tasty - must be a great combination with poori too.

Reeni said...

This is so creamy and delicious looking! I love how fast it comes together.

Treat and Trick said...

Mew to me me but looks so yum!

Fairy Garden said...

Great to see the click. We usually call this as Bombay Chutney, they are really yummy.

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saffronstreaks said...

never tried this unique coblo Priya, but looks so appetizing, besan with aloo must be a hit


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