Lipatwa Aloo.

None of the homely, north Indian meals are complete without potato.

Lipatwa in english means wrap and this dish literally means potatoes wrapped in masala.

This easy to make dish goes very well with roti or puri.

Ingredients:

2 medium sized Potatoes (boiled,peeled and chopped)

1 Onion finely chopped.

1 tablespoon minced Garlic.

1 tablespoon grated Ginger.

1 medium Tomato finely chopped.

1 ttsp Cumin Seeds.

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder.

1/2 tsp Haldi Powder.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

1 tsp Amchur powder.

1 tsp Coriander Powder.

1 tsp Garam Masala Powder.

Salt to taste

1 tbsp Oil.

2 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped.

Method:

Clean,boil,peel and cut potatoes into pieces,keep aside.

In a pan, heat oil ,add cumin seeds and asafoetida. When the cumin seeds begin to splutter, add onion, ginger and garlic.saute well till onion turns golden brown.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 7-10 minutes or till you see the oil releasing from the sides.

Once the tomatoes are properly cooked, add red chilli powder, haldi powder, coriander powder,garam masala powder and mix well. Add tbsp of water to avoid burning of masala.

Now add boiled,peeled and chopped potatoes,salt and amchur powder,mix well.Now you will notice that slowly the potato pieces look covered in masala.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve hot with puri, parathas or phulkas.

Tip:This recipe calls for a little spicy masala, however, you can reduce the quantity of the chilli powder depending on your liking.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

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