|PREP TIME: 10 MIN||COOK TIME: 30 MIN||SERVES: 2|
Fried potatoes are a staple dish in my Nepali Dal Bhat Set. Winter brings many varieties of potatoes (aaloo) from around Nepal to my current home in Pokhara. There are seemingly never-ending ways to eat potatoes but this recipe is absolutely one of my favorites. During the winter season, I can finally find some green garlic (lasoon) in the market. Green garlic is very seasonal so the window to enjoy this green goddess is very small here in Nepal. I have also enjoyed a variety of garlic on my mountain trips to Panchase and Mardi Himal. I have noticed that most mountain family grows garlic and mustard greens.
Note: During garlic season you can also find dill in Nepal. I add both the spices to remix my fried potatoes. The combination is utterly mouth-watering. They are naturally gluten-free and are so versatile that you can create as many dishes as you want everyday.
|Potato: 2 large (300g)||Oil: 4 tbsp|
Cumin Seed: 1 tsp
Garlic Leaves: 1 big clove
Green Chillies: 2 medium
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 3/4 tsp
- Wash potatoes and garlic thoroughly and drain the water.
- Dry the potatoes and cut them into thin, long sticks.
- Cut the green garlic 4 inches above the roots.
- Remove the root part and cut the garlic into slices.
- Heat a pan on medium and add oil.
- Add cumin seeds and slices of garlic.
- Add potatoes and green chilies.
- Mix and close the lid for around 2 minutes.
- Take the lid off and mix, then close the lid. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Mix every minute to ensure that all sides are cooked evenly and thoroughly.
- Add salt and turmeric. Mix, then close the lid and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add green garlic and mix again.
- Cook for 5 minutes and turn the stove off.
- Insanely mouthwatering fried potatoes with perfect garlic flavor are ready to serve with your favorite Nepali Set or sourdough bread. This dish also makes a great topping on any sandwich or even pizza. I made aaloo ko bhujiya (fried potatoes) with gundruk ko jhol and dhaniya ko achaar (cilantro sauce)