Hariyali in Hindi is Green and Aloo are potatoes, so literally translated it means Green Potatoes. They have been so named because of the green chutney in which they are marinated and which gives them their distinctive colour. These can be served as a starter or hors d’oeuvre. They can also be used as a filling for sandwiches.
- 250 gms potatoes
- 1 small bunch coriander leaves
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 3 tbsps grated coconut
- 10 cloves of garlic
- Juice of one lemon
- 10 green chillies
- 1 tsp of oil
Deskin and wash the potatoes well. Slice them or cube them as per preference. Keep them immersed in water. Grind together the grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, coriander leaves and salt to a fine paste. Heat the oil in a pan. Drop in the potatoes and salt. Toss. Sprinkle water, cover and cook till three fourth done. Tip in the ground paste and mix well. Cover and cook on a gentle flame till done.
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