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Tandoori Aloo Gravy

Tandoori aloo gravy is easy to make but tastes so delicious. If you are a fan of smoked flavor in your dishes then this gravy is a must try. I was waiting to get charcoal to try tandoor dishes as I don’t have a tandoor oven. So when I made homemade tandoori masala I decided to try tandoori dishes and asked hubby to get some charcoal. If you are wondering where to get charcoal, try asking your neighbor ironwala they will be happy to give you.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil + as needed
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 no onion finely chopped
  • 10 nos cashews
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves to garnish finely chopped

For the marinade:

  • 25 nos baby potatoes
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp tandoori masala powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp besan flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • To begin with first pressure cook baby potatoes along with salt and water for 3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Let pressure release by itself.
  • Prick to check if its cooked. It should be soft.
  • Peel off the skin. If your potatoes are big then slice it. I had very small potatoes so added as such.
  • To a mixing bowl add curd along with salt and spice powders.
  • Mix it well.
  • Add cooked potatoes.
  • Mix it well. Set aside to rest for 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan – add the aloo pieces alone.
  • Toss and cook. Roast until golden brown. Once golden brown remove and set aside.
  • Now in the same pan add jeera let it crackle then add onion together with salt.
  • Saute until golden.
  • Now add the remaining marinade curd mixture.
  • Mix well and let it boil for few mins until oil separates. You can adjust spice and salt level at this stage. If you prefer add more red chilli powder.
  • Soak cashews in hot water for 10 mins.
  • Make a paste and add it.
  • This gives thickness and richness to the gravy. Boil for 2 mins.
  • Now add roasted potatoes.
  • Mix it and cook for few more mins until oil starts to separate.
  • Now burn few charcoal pieces directly in flame. Be at a safe distance while doing this as it might splutter. Switch off.
  • Remove from fire using a tong place it in a small bowl.
  • Place this bowl inside the boiling gravy. Add ghee to it.
  • It starts to smoke.
  • Immediately cover with lid. Let this cook covered for 1-2 mins.
  • Open garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Finally give a quick mix and switch off.
  • Serve hot with jeera rice!

How To Make Tandoori Aloo Gravy Recipe :

tandoori aloo gravy recipe pressure cook baby potatoes

1.To begin with first pressure cook baby potatoes along with salt and water for 3 whistles in medium flame.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe let pressure release

tandoori aloo gravy recipe prick to check

3.Prick to check if its cooked. It should be soft.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe peel off skin

tandoori aloo gravy recipe prepare marinade

5.To a mixing bowl add curd along with salt and spice powders.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe mix well

6.Mix it well.

add potato

7.Add cooked potatoes.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe mix well

9.Mix it well. Set aside to rest for 30 mins.

add aloo

10.Heat oil in a pan – add the aloo pieces alone.

roast aloo

11.Toss and cook. Roast until golden brown. Once golden brown remove and set aside.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe add tempering

12.Now in the same pan add jeera let it crackle then add onion together with salt.

saute until golden brown

13.Saute until golden.

add remaining marinade

14.Now add the remaining marinade curd mixture.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe boil

15.Mix well and let it boil for few mins until oil seperates. You can adjust spice level and salt level at this stage. If you prefer add more red chilli powder.

soak cashews

16.Soak cashews in hot water for 10 mins.

grind to paste add it

17.Make a paste and add it.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe boil

18.This gives thickness and richness to the gravy. Boil for 2 mins.

add roasted potatoes

19.Now add roasted potatoes.

cook for few mins

20.Mix it and cook for few more mins until oil starts to seperate.

burn charcoal pieces

21.Now burn few charcoal pieces directly in flame. Be at a safe distance while doing this as it might splutter. Switch off.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe remove from fire

22.Remove from fire using a tong place it in a small bowl.

place bowl inside
starts to smoke

23.Place this bowl inside the boiling gravy. Add ghee to it.
24.It starts to smoke.

cover with lid

25.Immediately cover with lid. Let this cook covered for 1-2 mins. Tandoori aloo gravy almost ready.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe garnish

26.Open garnish with coriander leaves.

tandoori aloo gravy recipe switch off

27.Finally give a quick mix and switch off. Tandoori aloo gravy ready. Serve hot with jeera