A traditional vegan recipe, Aloo Ke Gutke from the cuisine of Uttarakhand is prepared with mustard oil and a spice powder mix. The potatoes may be pressure cooked or cooked in an open pot. Here I have used vegetable oil and cooked the potatoes al dente.
2 tsps oil
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 Dry Red Chillies
A large pinch of Asafoetida
Juice of lemon as per preference
2 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves.
Peel the potatoes and chop them into chunks. Cook them till they are 80 percent done. In a bowl mix coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder with 2 teaspoons of water. This is to prevent the spice mixture from burning. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and red chillies. Toss. Add the mixed masala and salt. Toss for about half a minute. Tip in the potatoes and coat well with the masala. Allow the potatoes to cook well in the spices. Once it is done, switch off and garnish with lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves.
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