Aloo in red sauce (potato in tomato sauce)

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan

By
@VasuorPree

When I ate the buffet menu at a restaurant in Texas, I fell in love with this particular dish...

here is my version of the recipe just for you!


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Serves:

6

Ingredients

2 large
potatoes (russet/steakhouse), boiled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 can(s)
hunt's tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp
sambar powder
1 1/2 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp
cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tsp
turmeric powder
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp
lemon juice
cooking spray (olive oil)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Take a baking dish, grease it with cooking oil spray, and arrange the potato cubes in the dish so as to leave at least a little gap between two pieces. Now spray the cooking oil on each piece. Preheat oven to 400 F and bake the potato cubes for 20 minutes until they turn golden brown.
2
Meanwhile, take a fresh pan, add oil and after the oil heats up, add the cumin seeds and let them fry a little say for about 2 min. Now add the tomato paste and since it is a dry paste, add ½ cup of water. Using a spatula, mix and blend the water and paste well.
3
Get the mixture to a boil for about 10 min on med-high, turn the heat to low and add the salt, turmeric powder, sambar powder and garam masala.Now slowly increase the heat, stirring the mixture with a spatula and stir in ½ more cup of water.
4
Now slowly increase the heat, stirring the mixture with a spatula and stir in ½ more cup of water. Cook till it comes to gravy consistency for about 15 min.
5
Now add the baked potato cubes slowly to prevent splattering of the gravy and then add the lemon juice. Bring it to a boil in about 5 min and turn the heat off
6
Transfer the contents to a serving dish and then add cilantro before serving. Serve Hot!!
7
Notes:

- To check the heat of the pan/oil, place your palm above the dish. If you feel hot air blowing considerably (to an extent which can dry a wet palm), that is the correct heat. Immediately turn the heat to med-low to avoid burning the ingredients and start cooking.

- For people suffering from reflux, you can use extra virgin olive oil for cooking

- Baking the potato reduces the fat by more than 50%

- Boiling the potato, before baking it reduces the baking time. However, if you want to directly bake the potatoes, preheat the oven to 400 F and bake them for at least 45 minutes to maximum 1 hr to get the golden brown coloration

- Generally adding the cilantro before serving, or using it for decoration will add a nice aroma to the dish. Stirring in the cilantro, will add a whole new flavor to the dish which some people might or not enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy