Panch Phoran Aloo | Potatoes tempered with Panch Phoran

>>  Thursday, July 12, 2012

For the final day, I have something to share with the famous Panch poran spice blend that I posted for the Indian Basics. As always when we try something new, it ends up being experimented with potatoes. Aloos are such unforgiving things, that you can just about add anything and still get a delicious one out. When I had made this version of the famous Panch Phoran Aloo, I never imagined it will be such a hit with the elders at home. Both Amma and Athamma loved it and were saying that we should include this dish more often. 

I always stock Kalonji, well I got a packet of it, that's been with me for ages. At least it looks that way to me. Anyway knowing that I always have it at hand, making this dish wouldn't be such a hard thing to arrive at. Talking about Athamma, yes she is back home from her vacation. Maybe that's one of the reasons for the sudden showers this morning, it was such a plasant and chill morning, I actually slept in, only getting worked that I might be late for cooking the lunch box for kids. I rememebred then that it's a day off for the boys and half day for Konda. She has her sports day tomorrow and studies have been on the lean side for a week. 
Panch Phoran Aloo
Panch Phoran Aloo
Seeing Athamma back home, boys were elated. I commented on it to hubby dear on how jubiliant the boys look, he looked at me and said I should first look at myself. Well I said it's only true that we miss family right. Anyway I can now cook those dishes that I have planned for the rest of the week.

Coming to the recipe, it's the most simplest dish you can make, yet we wondered how we have never made it till now. This is again something I had first made couple of months ago being inspired by this recipe.

Panch Phoran Aloo

Ingredients Needed:

Panch Phoran - 1 tsp
Potatoes - 1 big
Salt to taste
Ghee -1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Red chili powder - 1 tsp

How to make the Panch Phoran Aloo

Wash and prick the potatoes, microwave for 8 mins for it to be cooked tender.

Soak in water and peel the skin. 

Heat a non stick pan, add ghee, temper with hing, panch phoran, saute well. Then add roughly crushed boiled potatoes and mix well. Cook in sim for 5 mins and it's done.


Original recipes calls for a pinch of sugar to be added and there was no chili powder. I can't imagine doing either so I have adapted to our taste. The only thing that mattered at the end was the fact that it tasted awesome.


Preeti Garg July 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

Awesome stir fry..... recipe

A Kamalika Krishmy July 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

ah atlast i get to see u post.. Simple stir fry and its making me feel hungry now

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM  

superb one...

Angie's Recipes July 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM  

A simple and very tasty potato dish.

Priya July 13, 2012 at 3:16 AM  

How flavourful this potatoes will be na..Loving it.

Nirmala Gurunathan July 13, 2012 at 7:59 AM  

Nice variation!!!just love potatoes....

sushma July 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

Potato is my fav veggi....I just love it in anyway it is cooked.

rekhas kitchen July 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM  

hummm I can smell the flavor of the Panch phoran masala that to with aloo yummm....

Usha July 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM  

You are right.. I guess one cannot for wrong with a potato.

Suma Gandlur July 14, 2012 at 5:15 AM  

Suitable for weekday rush hours. Easy to put together.`

Chef Mireille July 14, 2012 at 6:07 AM  

the thali looks so delectable

The Pumpkin Farm July 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM  

i tasted it yesterday (again) and decided to make it at the next given opportunty....u pushed my idea further...wud make it tonite, thali looks yumm

Jayanthi July 16, 2012 at 7:31 AM  

Lovely variation to the regular potatoes looks so good Valli. Love it.

notyet100 March 5, 2013 at 6:45 AM  

thanks a ton for the recipe,relished the meal like anything,

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