Ghee Roasted Potatoes. Asli Ghi Aloo. Desi Ghi Aloo.
Yeah, you guessed it right, had nothing to do with’ on the other day. So, usual…was playing with my food, as I went throwing in few things in the pan, a new dish was born! Anyhow the result is important, technically it lacks any description tho’, but I just wanted to call it ‘Ghi Alu’. All I did is, got carried away with desi ghi, which happened to be very aromatic(you know). I agree, I agree…its sacred food’ back home and one shouldn’t abuse it. But you see, my chances of using our ethnic stuff and native vegetables are meek here (the only nearby Indian store is 150 miles away). Being a nostalgic gastronomic person…I have to treat myself, once in a while! Aaah, why am I confessing so hard over 6 teaspoons of ghi!!! Am I guilty?
Non-Vegetarian’s take a look here:
Golden Potatoes 2-4 large – sliced/cubed, whatever
Ghi/ghee/clarified butter 6-8 spoons
Garlic powder 1 spoon
Turmeric 1 pinch
Pepper powder 2-4 spoons/ or even more’ as required
Curry leaves toastd and crushed
Cumin seeds 1 spoon.
In a wide pan, melt 2 spoons of ghee. Add cumin seeds and wait till they splutter.
Add potatoes, Cover and cook briefly. Once it is done, soft and tender…remove the lid. Add all the other ingredients(except remaining ghee). Now fry over high.
Add ghee whenever you feel like, once they are done crisp and aromatic, remove from heat.
Serve steaming hot:)