Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pudina Aloo/Minty Potatoes

Easter was totally a blessed one with our entire family here that called for a massive cooking. Now Kitchen is undoubtedly the most busiest part of the house with clinging pots and pans, kitchen drawers opening and shutting down, and lots of food on the kitchen counter. Every corner of the kitchen is being used and Moms are on a mission to give a clean sweep to my overstocked pantry. I am currently playing the role of a taste tester and less of a chef. Even Abbey is into full fledged cooking with frying pans and wooden spatula in the living room.

Coming back to minty potatoes, this was a fabulous side dish. The looks were quite deceiving like Easter eggs. We paired it with  Jeera rice, Shahi paneer, and was absolutely tasty. I believe it will go well with beef chops/lamb chops with the minty texture. The measurements were so accurate by the author and everyone in the family loved it. Try this for your next potluck ......

Recipe: Vidhu Mittal's Pure and Simple

Baby potatoes, boiled, peeled - 400 gm
Vegetable oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilli paste - 1/2 tbsp
Mint paste - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Amchur/Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
Mint powder - 1 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Mint, chopped - 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan for 30 seconds. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, ginger paste, green chilli paste, and mint paste. Cook for 10 seconds. Add potatoes and mix well. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, mango powder, mint powder, chaat masala, and garam masala. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Add mint, coriander leaves, and salt to taste. Mix and cook for a minute. Serve hot.


  1. Good, good and all the way good. I can't find mango powder over here, I think we don't have such an ingredient over at my place. Wondering if I can replace with a drizzle of lime juice? Assuming it should be ok.

    We love such dishes because any potato dishes are never enough. Let me gather the ingredients for this weekend and than served with sambar and fish sambal.

  2. yummy potatoes. perfect finger food.

  3. Yummy potatoes with full of flavor

  4. I love potatoes with mint, and this looks so good. Yummmm!!

  5. I love a mint and potato combo. But my version is a very simple one. Love your way of doing it.

  6. i just love this.. lovely combination of mint and potatoes..

  7. Looks absolutely smashing,Sebeena!! :)

  8. Very nice preparation. I make baby potatoes, but with methi/ spinach or just like that.. Have to try the mint.. Thnx for linking it up

  9. Potatoes with mint and chaat masala... WoW, great combo!

  10. Mint & potatoes... Looks so delicious......

  11. I am not a fan of mint anything but this sounds interesting and looks delicious. I would definitely like to try this dish.

  12. Flavour packed potatoes.Yummy!! :-)

  13. Flavorful potatoes dear

  14. absolutely flavorful. looks delicious

  15. I like this combination.. its full of flavour and delish!

  16. yummy combination of flavours looks wonderful

  17. this is one dish that will be wiped out clean in my home...unfortunately we do not get small potatoes :(

  18. love the flavours going on sabeena!thumbs up

  19. A pure simple and vibrant recipe./..

  20. Comfort food. Thats all I can say about this flavorful curry.
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  22. love these cute little babies...and the dish is really tempting. Do feel free to drop by my new blog - pick quicks when u get the time...glad if u wud be a follower there as well.

  23. it looks really cute..simple flavorful potatoes

  24. These look fabulous. As soon as we dig some new potatoes out of our garden, I'm trying this! Thanks for posting.




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