Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Aalu (Potato) Pasanda (Video Recipe)

by Neetu

Hello guyzz, here comes one more rich  & creamy Indian main course Aalu Pasanda!!!  Slices of potatoes sandwiched with paneer (cottage cheese) and dry fruits and served with silky smooth Malai Gravy. You can make the same gravy/sauce for other Indian preparations as well. So, enjoy the post and do pour lots of comments… : )

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For Gravy:-
Onions: 2 Medium
Tomatoes: 3 Medium
Garlic: 3-4 Cloves
Ginger: 1/2 Inch
Cashew Nuts: 1 Tbsp
Poppy Seeds (Khus Khus): 1 Tbps
Oil: 4 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 Tsp
Salt: To Taste
Red Chilli Powder: to taste
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 Tsp
Garam Masla: 1/2 Tsp
Amchur Powder(Dry Mango Powder): 1/2 Tsp
Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves): 1 Tbsp
Milk: 1/4 Cup
Sugar: 1 1/2 Tsp
Water: as required
For Pasanda:-
Potatoes: 2 Medium thinly sliced
Water: to soak
Salt: to taste
For Stuffing:-
Cashew nuts: 1 Tbsp (Chopped)
Raisins: 1 Tbsp (Chopped)
Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 100 gms Grated
Salt: to taste
Red Chilly Powder: to taste
Garam Masala: 1/4 Tsp
Amchur Powder: 1 Pinch
For Batter:-
Corn flour: 1 1/2 Tbsp
Maida (Plain Flour): 3 Tbsp
Water: as required
Salt & Black Pepper Powder: to taste
Oil: to deep fry



This quantity will serve 3-4 people.



For Gravy:-

  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil, add cumin seeds, when it crackles add onions, garlic & ginger and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes poppy seeds and cashew nuts and cook for a min.
  • Add all the spices mentioned under gravy and cook till oil separates.
  • Remove from stove, let it cool down, then make a smooth paste adding water as required.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan, add the paste & 3/4 cup of water and cook covered till oil separates.
  • Switch off the stove, add sugar and milk, mix well, switch on the stove again and cook for another 2-3 mins.
  • Malai Gravy is ready now.

For Stuffing:-

  • Mix well all the ingredients mentioned under stuffing and the stuffing is ready.

For Batter:-

  • Make a smooth paste of coating consistency using the ingredients mentioned under Batter.

For Pasanda:-

  • Take one slice of potato, keep stuffing over it and cover with another slice of potato.
  • Press this with your hands.
  • Dip in the batter, first from the sides then center.
  • Deep fry in hot oil, on medium flame till nice and crisp.

To Assemble:-

  • In a serving platter, pour the gravy first, then arrange the Aalu Pasanda over it.
  • Garnish as per your liking.
  • Serve hot with your choice of bread.


Okay, that took a little while but definitely worth it, don’t forget to tell me how it turned out to be when you try this at your home. : )


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