One of the most popular dishes from Uttarakhand, the Aloo tamatar ka jhol is an easy and delicious preparation where tomatoes form the base gravy. The sweetness of potato and onion add to this flavourful dish.
2 potatoes boiled, peeled and lightly mashed
3 tomatoes chopped fine
1 inch piece of ginger
1 onion chopped fine
1 green chilly chopped fine
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala/ optional
1 heaped tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Finely chopped coriander leaves.
Heat oil in a pan. Drop in the cumin seeds and after they splitter add the ginger, green chilly and onion. Roast till the onion is translucent. Add the chilly, turmeric powders and the garam masala. Toss. Drop in the finely chopped tomatoes. Keep roasting till they are mushy. Add a couple of glasses of water, salt and the lightly mashed potatoes. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer till the tomatoes are well cooked… Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rice or poori.
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