QUICK PALDA WITH FRIED ALOO CHIPS (POTATO)

There are a so many different ways to make Palda.

We always make this yogurt-gravy based dish, when serving Pahari food. Palda is one of my brother’s favorite dishes.

In my mother’s kitchen, we have two recipes for Palda – both are made with potato. There is a quick one and a cumbersome one. Both are equally delicious.

Here is the recipe for the quick Palda which uses homemade, thick cut, potato chips. Watch out for those fried potato chips – make sure you make plenty extra because in our home very few of them actually make it into the Palda. They are just too irresistible!

 
 
 
 

 


QUICK PALDAWITH FRIED ALOO CHIPS (POTATO)

Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 potatoes peeled and sliced in rounds to make chips

3” ginger

8 cloves garlic

5 cups of yogurt whipped

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Garlic and ginger paste

Pinch of asafoetida (hing)

¾ teaspoon of turmeric

3 teaspoons of coriander powder (dhaniya)

1 teaspoon of garam masala
 
 

Homemade Potato Chips:

  • Soak the sliced potatoes in salted water and set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes and deep fry till cooked to a semi crisp state. (should not be crisp like chips)
  • Set these aside.

 

 

 

 

Palda Gravy:

  • In large pot or wok, heat  4 Tbs of oil or ghee (clarified butter).
  • Add 1 heaped teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera).
  • When the cumin seeds begin to pop, add the ground garlic and ginger paste.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
  • Add the chopped onions and cook it for about 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and ¾ teaspoon of turmeric powder (haldi).
  • Add 3 teaspoons of coriander powder (dhaniya) and 1 teaspoon of garam masala.
  • Cook this for about 5 minutes.
  • Take it off the fire.
  • Add the whipped yogurt to the above mixture.
  • Add the fried sliced potatoes to the yogurt.
  • Mix it well and serve immediately.

 

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