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Spiced Potatoes in Tamarind Sauce (Daum Aloo)

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Category: Vegetarian, Indian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 tb Tamarind paste
  • 2 c Water
  • 8 sm Boiling potatoes
  • 1/4 c Corn oil
  • 1 md Onion; thinly sliced
  • 2 ts Minced fresh ginger
  • 4 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1/2 ts Dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 ts Ground turmeric
  • 1/2 ts Ground cardamom
  • 1/2 ts Ground fennel
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt


Dissolve tamarind paste in 1 cup water. Let stand 30 minutes. Strain. Boil
potatoes until just tender. Cool completely, then peel. Using wooden
skewer, pierce each potato in 4 places. Heat oil in heavy large skillet
over medium heat. Add onion and cook until crisp and lightly browned,
stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet. Add potatoes
and brown well on all sides. Remove from skillet. Pour off all but 1
tablespoon oil from skillet. Add ginger and garlic and stir 1 minute. Stir
in pepper flakes and turmeric. Blend in 2 tablespoons water. Mix in onion.
Add potatoes, tamarind liquid and remaining 14 tablespoons water. Stir in
cardamom, fennel, cinnamon and pepper. Cover and simmer until sauce has
thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

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