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Indian Steamed Potatoes/ Aloo Dam


Serves 2-4

  • 1 lb (450 g) potatoes

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece cinnamon

  • 2 tbs chili powder

  • 1 tsp ghee

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 4 floz (110 ml) yoghurt

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of garam masala

  • 1 tbs fresh coriander, chopped

  1. Peel the potatoes, prick with a fork and leave to soak in water for at least an hour.

  2. Make a paste with the onion, ginger, coriander seed and cinnamon and reserve while you drain the potatoes and rub them with the chilli powder.

  3. Fry the potatoes until golden in the ghee, remove and fry the paste.

  4. Add the salt, bay leaves, turmeric and yoghurt. Cook through, then return the potatoes together with a little water.

  5. Cover and let the potatoes steam in the yoghurt mixture until cooked; about 15-20 minutes.

  6. Serve sprinkled with garam masala and fresh coriander.

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