What is the most versatile ingredient in your kitchen? Your answer is likely potatoes, and we couldn't agree more. Available year-round, potatoes hold a constant position in kitchens worldwide and serve as a staple food for many. Ever wondered why people stock up their pantries with potatoes? It's because of the countless recipes associated with this humble ingredient. From simple fries to exotic gnocchi, you can get as creative as you want with a handful of potatoes. Not only that, each region has its unique potato recipes. Today, we bring you a potato curry recipe from Bengal made with just three basic ingredients. Yes, you heard it right!
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Bengali Aloo Curry with 3 Simple Ingredients:
Bengalis have an undeniable love for potatoes. If you explore Bengali cuisine, you'll find them using potatoes in almost every dish, even for breakfast. Today, we present a recipe that is a popular part of a Bengali breakfast in local households. It's traditionally known as 'sada aloo torkari,' which translates to white potato curry. This aloo curry doesn't contain turmeric or complex spice mixes.
Bengali-Style Aloo Curry Recipe | How to Make Sada Aloo Torkari:
To make this dish, you only need potatoes, kalonji (nigella seeds), and salt. Heat some oil, add kalonji and let it splutter, then add potatoes and saute. Pour enough water and add salt to taste. That's it! Some people like to add slitted green chillies and a bit of sugar for added layers of flavour, but that's optional. Click here for the recipe.
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5 Ways to Enjoy Bengali-Style Aloo Curry:
1. Pair with Luchi:
This curry is best enjoyed with soft and flaky luchi or Bengali puri. Luchi and sada aloo torkari make for a popular breakfast in Bengali households on weekends. Some people also replace luchi with porota (paratha).
2. Pair with Roti:
If making luchi is time-consuming, you can replace it with roti for a quicker and healthier meal during weekdays.
3. Pair with Muri/Murmura:
The combination might sound unusual, but trust us, the softness of the curry paired with the crunch of murmura (puffed rice) creates a unique taste on your palate, leaving an unforgettable experience. Try it and decide for yourself!
4. Pair with Bread:
You can also make a sandwich with this aloo curry. Simply dry up the extra gravy and use it as a filling between two slices of toasted bread. For this recipe, we suggest toasting the bread with ghee instead of butter and adding some onion while mashing and preparing the filling.
5. Pair with Rice:
This aloo curry can also be enjoyed for lunch. Pair it with a portion of steamed rice and some papad, and create a quick and satisfying meal. Add some ghee while mixing the rice and aloo curry together.
What are you waiting for? Prepare this quick and easy aloo curry today and enjoy a fuss-free meal in between work. Meanwhile, here are some more aloo curry recipes for you to try.
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