Friday, May 4, 2007

Peshawari Aloo Aur Naram Roti (Potato gravy with soft Rotis)






Just wanted to give a royal name to my gravy and thus came the title “Peshawari Aloo”.
I got some great tips for making rotis from Sushma’s monthly cooking tipology.
Thanks to Sushma, as I never used to get soft rotis before.

Ingredients for Peshawari Aloo


10-12 baby potatoes (boiled)
½ cup cashew nuts
2 big onions medium cut
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup fresh mint leaves
2 bay leaves
2 pods of cloves
½ tsp aniseed (saunf)
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1tsp Garam masala
1tsp turmeric
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp pomegranate seed powder (anardana powder)
1tsp chilli powder
Salt
Oil


Preparation
In a pan add 2tbsp oil and fry the onions till the raw smell leaves. Let it cool. Grind the onions, cashews, mint leaves and ginger into a thick paste. You can add garlic if you want. In a deep bottomed pan add some oil and fry aniseed, bay leaves and cloves.
When the aroma arises, start adding the onion paste, tomato puree, and all the other powders. Give a good stir, simmer the stove to medium and add a cup of water as the gravy keeps getting thick. Let it cook for a while. Now add the potatoes and leave it for another 10 minutes. Peshawari Aloo is ready for garnish.
Garnish with some fresh cilantro, fresh cream, chopped onions and mint leaves.

For roti dough I added milk instead of water along with salt, ajwain (carom seeds), 1tbsp oil, and little ricotta cheese. The rotis came out real soft thus called the “Naram rotis”.


42 comments:

Roopa said...

Sharmi, am i first one here oohh.. i am drooling i just love this baby potaoes dish! Beautifull presentation girl :)

Sushma said...

The baby potatoes in that thick gravy looks so delicious...

lovely Shahi recipe..

Sushma
http://www.sunkiran.com

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,
Wow............Great dish with my all time favorite aloo.
Nice presentation with great photo too:)
Thanks for sharing.
Take Care.
Bye.

Ayesha Seerin said...

Thats a feast !..
Love the pics.
Nice presentation

Bharathy. said...

wonderfully updated,colourful,attractive pics,Sharmi...you reaaly ROCK:)
Love the presentation of pizza and the veggies..love ur blog:)

archana said...

I am bookmarking this recipe. I liked the gravy.Good recipe Sharmi :)

N said...

awesome photos and such unique recipes! have blogrolled u :)

thanks for the visit n the comment!

Sreelu said...

Sharmi,

Looks so yummy !! wow i bet this tastes great!!!

Sia's Corner said...

cashews always enhances the flavour and to get thick gravy. very royal dish sharmi and i guess this gravy will be perfect for koftas too.

Reena said...

sharmi, drooling at your dishes is what i do. love your pictures and presentation. anything with aloo..love it!!


Reena
http://spicesofkerala.wordpress.com/

WokandSpoon said...

I'm so impressed you made roti!

sunita said...

Simply delicious...love the peshawari aloo...

Asha said...

Sharmi,we think alike!!;D

I posted a Pakistani dish too.I was reading Peshawari Murgh yesterday and here I see it.It looks delicious,I will deftly try it.Naram Roti itself making me drool.Thanks Sharmi.

trupti said...

That is one good looking recipe...and I do love the naram rotis...I make mine with milk everyday.....so much softer and better that way....potatoes cooked like that are so yummy..this would be a good dish for a party too....
have a wonderful weekend, Sharmi.

trupti

Cynthia said...

Hi Sharmi, another winner of a dish. I find it interesting that you boil the potatoes before cooking it in sauce gravy. I usually let mine cook from the beginning in the sauce/gravy. I must try it your way and taste the difference.

bee said...

sharmi, your dishes are always unique and well presented. i have to say his again - i love your blog.

Sandeepa said...

Those potatoes look so beautiful. You are extremely creative you know

DEEPA said...

Sharmiii YUMMY Yummy ...Aloo and roti ..excellent man ....Nice Pics man

Maneka Nirmal said...

liked the recipe so much..its realy different from other recipes...that potatos looks so good in the rich creamy sauce. thanks dear.

Sharmi said...

Dear friends, thanks you so much for your lovely comments.

Richa said...

hey aloo looks awesome! love the baby alu preparations, will surely try this!
thanks & have a great wknd!

Shivapriya said...

Lovely presentation and Aloo looks delicous. My mom sometimes adds milk to make rotis but adding chesse is very novel idea:).

Chinni said...

Sharmi,lovely and attractive pictures........

Vani said...

That looks delicious! Am bookmarking the peshawari aloo recipe.

Jyothi said...

Hi sharmi, Nice pics and good presentation too. I love potatoes very much. You gave me a nice lovely dish. Thanks for sharing.

Jeena said...

Hi Sharmi, nice recipe it looks wonderful :)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi ur bowl is good..and potato curry is too good...ur potatos r looking cute...thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Hi Sharmi -- what a rich and delicious dish! Looks absolutely beautiful, and a must-try for me. Thanks for sharing it :)

Vcuisine said...

Well presented and the aloo is tempting. Looks delicious. Viji

Radha said...

Looks delicious !! :)

Pravs said...

Sharmi, looks just toooo delicious :D
Will have to look out for baby potatoes now...very tempting.

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,

Potato gravy along with roti looks delicious..Nice presentation..

Sia's Corner said...

where r u sharmi? taking break from blogging? :)

Mandira said...

the peshawari aloo looks super delicious. Great presentation too!

Kribha said...

Sharmi, I absolutely love this dish Stunning presentation. Great dish to show off at a party.Thanks for sharing.

Sushma said...

Hello Sharmi,

Long time no see.. Hope you are doing good.

Regards

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

The baby potatoes looks YUM!....very nice one...

Jeena said...

Hey Sharmi this potato recipe looks so delicious. I love potato with spice - I am going to try your recipe next time :) I don't think I can get pomegranite powder or aniseed powder either, would fennel seeds work?

Sharmi said...

dear Jeena fennel seed and Aniseed are the same right? ya you can use anything. have a great time!!

Thank you so much dear friends for your valuable comments.

padmalata said...

Nice photos and beutiful presentation. I bet the name suits the recipe, well one doubt do you grind the cashews dried or blanched?
LMK

Sharmi said...

Dear Padma, I used dry cashews.
Thank you Dear.

Arundathi said...

Made this last night and it was divine! Thank you! And my husband thanks you too! :)