Friday, August 24, 2007

Jahni Aalu Posto

Orissa cuisine is totally new to me.. And I didnt know what to cook for Swapna's RCI Orissa Cuisine.. Firstly I settled down with rasgullas from Puri temple.. But ek se mera kya hoga :D So decided to try another recipe and went on for Jahni Aalu Posto using recipe posted here.. And it came out to be amazingly tasty.. Loved this simple and lovely dish.. Not much of a hassle to cook and tastes is different from the normal sabjis.. This will be a regular dish at my place now :) That is what you need to do when you get minimal Indian vegetables here and cannot repeat the same dish for more than twice a month :D Here's the recipe for a simple yet lovely dish from the Orissa Cuisine

Jahni Aalu Posto


Preparation Time:

20-25 mins

Serves:

2

What you need:

3 medium sized Ridge Gourd (Jahni/Dodka/Turiya)
2 Potatoes
2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
5-6 cloves of Garlic
3 Green Chillies
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Panch Phuran seeds (fennel,fenugreek, mustard,cumin and nigella/black onion seeds mixed in equal amounts)
2 tbsp Oil
Salt as required

How to proceed:

1) Peel and dice Ridge gourd and Potatoes
2) Soak poppy seeds in warm water for 10-15 mins
3) Heat oil in a pan, add panch phoran and chopped green chillies
4) When the seeds start spluttering, add turmeric and salt
5) Saute for 5-10 secs and then add the chopped vegetables
6) Let the vegetables cook
7) Grind soaked poppy seeds and garlic to a smooth paste
8) Cook the vegetables for 10-12 minutes and then add the poppy seeds-garlic paste
9) Cook for another 5 mins till vegetables are done
10) Serve hot with rotis!

15 comments:

Sreelu said...

Aarthi, Panch pooran and kuskus ,i make it with panch pooran but kuskus is new to me,thanks for the recipe

Asha said...

Oriya cuisine is really tasty and simple, isn't it? I would never have tried these if not for RCI Oriya. RCI rocks!:))
Looks yum ,with Luchis perfect!:)

bee said...

i know what yoo mean, arts. we made this once and were hooked. the bengali version has no garlic, but we love the garlic in this dish.

Arts said...

Sreelu,
Thank lokpriya for the recipe.. I follwed it frm there.. btw, brugge pics r lovely!

Asha,
I agree with you.. i would not have tried this dishes had it not been for RCI.. now i just love blogging and cooking! :)

Bee,
I totally agree.. Garlic tastes just good in this.. a bengali friend of mine said that they had similar alu posto but without garlic.. will try that as well :)

Manasi said...

I must try this!

TBC said...

Beautiful recipe! It is going in my "to make" list.

TheCooker said...

Completely agree with you, this is such a simple yet tasty dish that it has found a permanent place in our home.

Richa said...

barobar ahey, ek se tera kya hoga :) with everyone praising it so much, hv to try it when i get dodka! patra milale baraka, uttar laukarach daeen ;)

Arts said...

Manasi,
nakki kar.. khup soppi aahe!

Tbc,
Do try.. i m sure u'll love it!

Thecooker,
glad to know u agree wot me :)

Richa,
nakki nakki try kar.. awadel tula.. mal lasun awadat nahi.. tari hi bhaaji khup awadli.. take ur own time for the uttar! :)

Saju said...

Lovely, I have posted Jahni Alu recipe too, but with mustard instead of kuskus.
It will great to see the roundup!

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Suganya said...

If you are vouching, I will definitely give this a try.

Roopa said...

looks excellent dear! loved waperimenting oriya cuisine right its so lovely:)

Nupur said...

This is such a flavorful and comforting dish...using two of my favorite veggies :)

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