aloo masala (potato in indian spices)

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

A masala is a way to describe a mixture of spices. A masala can either be a combination of dried (and usually dry roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions and chilli paste. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavor.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4

Ingredients For aloo masala (potato in indian spices)

  • 2 lg
    potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • pinch
    asafetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1
    green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
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How To Make aloo masala (potato in indian spices)

  • 1
    Boil the potatoes until they are soft and let cool. Peel and chop the potatoes in small pieces.
  • 2
    Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If it cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • 3
    Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafetida. As the seeds crack, add turmeric, potatoes, green chili, and salt. Stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • 4
    Add lemon juice and cilantro. The potatoes should be slightly moist and not dry. Serve hot.
  • 5
    Try adding 2 tablespoons of shredded carrots and 1/8 cup of green peas to potato mixture.

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