Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ma'er Tomato Aloor Torkari

Every family has their own go to curry...which they eat in breakfast with chapatti or paratha. And when time is short...this is the curry, that goes with luchi too. It can be a simple potato fry, which we call Aloo Chorchori. Now, aloo chorchori can be of many types depending on the spice you choose for tempering. You can use cumin seeds or mustard seeds or nigella seeds or panch phoron. Frankly....I love them all.

simple bengali potato curry for chapati or ruti or luchi or paratha / bengali tomato and potato curry / aloo tamatar jhol

But my mother didn’t make this Aloo Chorchori that often...rather she used to make this simple tomato and potato curry almost on every Sunday to go with luchi...except in winter, because at that time Ma made Natun Aloor Aloor Dom. Whatever may be the reason...I like this Tomato Aloor Torkari, more than anything else. It’s perfect with luchi, and since it’s a very simple curry, it’s also perfect with any kind of stuffed parathas as well. Don’t worry, the recipe is a total “jol bhat” / easy job. Throw in all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook the cooker does phisssssss.........Let it stay for sometime like that and serve it right away!!!

Ma'er Tomato Aloor Torkari
Serves 2-3

simple bengali potato curry for chapati or roti or luchi or paratha / bengali tomato and potato curry / aloo tamatar jhol

2 medium ripe tomatoes – chopped
3 medium potatoes – peeled and cubed
½ inch ginger – minced
2 green chillies – chopped
A handful of green peas
A handful of fresh coriander leaves – chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp oil

Wash the potatoes until the water runs out clean.
In a pressure cooker throw in the cubed potatoes, chopped tomatoes, minced ginger, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, oil and salt.
Then pour in 3 and ½ cups of water.
Stir to give a good mix.
Now put the lid on and cook them on pressure until the cooker blows 3 whistles.
Put off the flame and let the steam escape.
After that open the cover and with a ladle gently mash some potato pieces.
Next put the pressure cooker on medium flame again.
Throw in the green peas and simmer the curry, until the gravy thickens.
Taste and adjust the seasoning and sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves over them.
Mix them together and put off the flame.
Serve hot with luchi / paratha / chapatti / puri.

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