Handi Cooking – Aloo Chutneywale (Stuffed Potatoes in Tangy Chutney Sauce)

Our next recipe in handi series is an outstanding vegetarian curry called Aloo Chutneywale. This is an original recipe from famous chef Arvind Saraswat where potatoes stuffed with paneer are simmered in a tangy chutney. This dish is certain to leave the palate tingling.

What we liked most about this dish was that it was a refreshing change for a curry flavor. The sourness and tangyness of the chutney in the gravy made it very addictive. The tough part that needed a little patience was scooping out the potatoes and filling them. By the time we finished cooking this recipe we were completely exhausted but the experience was very rewarding nevertheless. An important aspect of cooking this recipe was 100% open pot cooking. At no point, while cooking, should the pot be covered with a lid. Watch our video for the recipe along with enjoying the latest number from Himesh.

Ingredients Summary

Serves – 8; Total Time – 2 hours and 30 minutes

Potatoes – 1.2 Kg or 2.7 lb; Oil for frying; Coriander leaves – 240 gm or 8 oz; Mint leaves – 100 gm or 3.5 oz; Raw Green Mango – 50 gm or 2 oz; Paneer – 200 gm or 7 oz; Green Chili – 15; Ginger – 8 gm or 1/3 oz; Cashewnuts – 16; Ghee – 1 cup; Onion – 250 gm or 8 oz; Black Cardamom – 1; Bay Leaf – 1; Ginger Garlic Paste – 10 tsp; Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp; Red Chili – 1.5 tsp; Yogurt – 300 gm or 10.5 oz; Tomato – 150 gm or 5 oz; Cashewnuts (for paste) – 50 gm or 2 oz; Garam Masala – 4 tsp; Salt – to taste;

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Handi Cooking – “Raspberry” Matar

Our second recipe in Haandi cooking is “Raspberry” Matar (peas). This delicacy is on the menu of very few select restaurants in India. A vegetarian delight of paneer balls – “raspberries” – and green peas, cooked in a mild and rich gravy, which penetrates the “raspberries” or paneer balls to make them juicy like a fruit.

We extremely enjoyed cooking this recipe. The mild saffron flavor with richness of cashew, yogurt and cream made the gravy taste very addictive. Went down very well with naan. The three-time bhunao (sautéing) process in the cooking was a little time-consuming but worth it. If anyone has to try just one recipe from all our posts until now, please try this one. It’s worth the time and effort. Please watch our video for the recipe and hope you will leave us your feedback.

Ingredients Summary

Serves 4; Total time: 2 hours        

For “Raspberries”:

Paneer – 3/4 lb or 350; Green Chilies – 4; Ginger (chopped) – 1 tbs; Saffron – 1 tsp; Milk – 1/4 cup or 60 ml; Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp; Salt – 1 tsp; Corn starch (flour) – 1/2 cup; Oil – for deep-frying;

For Gravy:

Green Peas – 3/4 lb or 350 gm; Ghee (clarified butter) – 2/3 cup; Onions – 4 (medium); Black Cardamom – 1; Bay Leaf – 1; Green Chili (chopped) – 4; Ginger (chopped) – 1 tbs; Ginger-Garlic paste – 5 tsp; Fresh Tomato Puree – 1 cup;  Yogurt – 1 cup; Cashew – 50 gm or 2 oz; Red chili powder – 1 tsp; Coriander Powder – 1 tsp; Cream – 60 ml or 1/4 cup; Garam Masala – 1 tsp; Salt – 1 tsp; Fresh Coriander (chopped) – 1/3 cup;

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