Thursday, September 12, 2013


Yes, you heard it right... ever tried making dal with just boiled and mashed potatoes ? It is as tasty as any dal made with lentils.
Here is the recipe.

Potatoes - 2 large
Tomato ... 1
Ginger ... 1 inch piece (grated)
Garlic .... 1 tsp (crushed)
Green chillies .. 2 
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Amchoor powder .. 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp ( or as per taste)
Coriander leaves .. handful
Salt ..... to taste

For Tempering:
Asafoetida .. a generous pinch
Cumin seeds .. 1 tbsp
Curry leaves .. few
Dry red chillies .. 1-2 broken
Oil .... 2-3 tbsps

1. Boil and mash the potatoes. Add a little water and blend with a hand grinder or in a blender.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients. 
3. When they crackle, add the chopped tomato, green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute until the tomato is cooked.
4. Now add the blended potato and the required quantity of water. ( according to the consistency you like)
5. Stir in the salt and the spice powders mentioned in the list.
6. Finally add the coriander leaves. 
Serve with plain rice.

 Serves 4
Note: If you want to serve it with puris and rotis you can make the consistency thicker.

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  1. Both daal and aloo are my favs.. But never made aloo with dal.. Loved this recipe Shobha :-)

  2. Delicious dal. Didi, u make always delectable dish in simple way. Love it.

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  3. dal with my favorite vegetable looks so comforting...

  4. wow aloo ki dal looks super inviting and an delicious comfort food :)

  5. Thank you for linking the recipe to my event

  6. sounds new n who hates aloo can go vth this.(My kids)hahaa.nice cliks...

  7. This delicious combo i tasted in Bhubaneswar. Lovely presentation.

  8. Quite interesting! I love potatoes and definitely a next try in dinner... :)


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