There are some dishes you never stop loving.. for me it is kalojeera diye aloor torkari.. I have loved this vegetable dish since I can remember.. As a kid all I wanted in my lunch box was luchi and aloor torkari.. Not that I got my wish every-time, but Sunday mornings were special, mum would often make it for breakfast with luchi or Paratha and I just loved the smell.. One of the best things about this dish is that it has 5 easy ingredients and takes about 20 mins to cook and the best part of cooking this is that there is no chopping of onions… I must admit much as I love to cook, I hate chopping onions.. all the more reasons to cook this vege.. The crackling of the nigella seeds with the dried red chilly just has the most wonderful effect… The smell is heavenly…
So here goes..
What you need:
- Potatoes (5-6) diced
- Nigella seeds -1 teaspoon
- Dried Red Chilly- 3-4
- Red chilly powder (1 teaspoon)
- Salt to taste
- Oil ( 2 table spoon)
Take a wok or kadhai and heat the oil, then add the nigella seeds along with the red chiily (dried) and temper them slowly for about a couple of minutes, make sure you do not burn them.. Then add the potatoes along with the red chilly powder and the salt.. Now here you could add a bit of turmeric, but I like it white.. As a kid I use to call it Shada aloor torkari (white potato curry).. let it cook for about 15-20 mins and the potato should be done by now… Serve it with Luchi or Paratha (indian flat breads) ..
The taste and experience is divine..