Aloo Palya (4 servings)

Goes well with puris or chapathis

Boiled potatos 1/2 kg

2 large onions

2 tsp grated ginger or 1 tsp ginger paste

2 green chilies (slit)

2 large tomatos cut finely

3 tsp finely cut coriander leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp jeera powder

1 tsp jeera seeds (cumin)

1¼ tsp salt

1½ tbsp oil

1 tbsp besan  made into a paste in 2 tbsp water

Peel the boiled potatos and crumble them to give coarse pieces.

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they start spluttering, add the finely cut onion and saute. When the color starts changing, add the chilies and ginger and saute again for a minute or so. Add the masala ingredients: turmeric powder, jeera powder, dhania powder, chili powder and mix well.

Add the tomatos and salt and saute till the tomatos are cooked. Add tthe besan paste and cook for a minute before adding a little water (1/2 cup) to the mix. Add the  mashed potato and stir well.Allow to cook for five minutes on low flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

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