Recipe: Bharwan Aloo

Stuffed potatoes with cashew and raisin fillings!


4 medium sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into halves

For the gravy

2 1/2 tbsp soya oil
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
2 tbsp boiled onion paste
4 tbsp fresh tomato puree
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 1/2 tbsp fresh curds (dahi), beaten
salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh cream

To be mixed into a stuffing

1 tbsp finely chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
2 tbsp finely chopped raisins (kismis)
1/4 cup crumbled tofu (bean curd/ soya paneer)
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste

Other ingredients

2 1/2 tbsp soya oil for cooking
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) for garnishing


For the gravy

1. Heat the soya oil in a kadhai, add the ginger-garlic paste and boiled onion paste and sauté till the onion paste turns golden brown in colour.

2. Add the tomato purée, turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame till the soya oil separates.

3. Add the dry mango powder, garam masala, tomato ketchup, curds and salt and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes while stirring continuously.

4. Add the cream and mix well. Add a little water if the gravy is too thick.

5. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

How to proceed

1. Scoop out the potato halves using a spoon so that a depression is formed for the stuffing.

2. Heat the soya oil in a kadhai and cook till the potatoes are golden brown from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

3. In the same oil, add the stuffing and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

4. Divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions and stuff each potato with one portion of the stuffing. Keep aside.

5. Just before serving, warm the gravy and pour it over the potatoes.

6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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