Shahi Kaju Aloo Curry

Ingredients (for 4 servinngs)

200 gms Aloo (Potato)

3tblsp Cashew nut (Kaju) soaked in 1/4 cup water

1 tblsp chopped Ginger

1 tsp chopped Garlic

1/2 tsp Black Cumin Seed (Shah Jeera)

1 Bay Leaf

2 chopped Onion

a pinch of Turmeric

1/2 tsp red chilly powder

1/4 tsp Garam Masala

2 tblsp chopped Coriander Leaves

1/4 cup beaten Curd

1/4 cup Milk

Oil for frying and cooking

Salt as per taste

Method (How to make shahi kaju aloo)

Wash potatoes and peel and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Fry the potatoes to a deep golden brown and keep aside.

Grind cashew nuts, ginger and garlic to a paste in a grinder and keep this paste aside.

Heat 2 tbls oil in a heavy bottomed pan add black cumin and bay leaf saute for 30 seconds till cumin seeds stop spluttering.

Add onions and cook on low flame till onions turn light brown. Add turmeric, chilly powder, salt and garam masala and mix well.

Now add the ginger, garlic cashew nut paste and cook for 1 minute. Add yogurt and stir fry till water evaporates.

Add milk and about 1/2 cup of water to the gravy. Boil and simmer for 2 -3 minutes.

Add the fried potatoes and chopped coriander to the gravy and cook on low flame till the gravy thickens and coats all the potatoes.

Serve hot with nan or paranthas.