Chutney wale aloo or crispy pan fried potatoes dunked in Indian style green chutney or chimichurri sauce is quick and easy potato recipe that makes for a great appetiser or a side dish for your weekend breakfast or brunch.
Sometimes we all love simple and easy recipes up our sleeves for the days when you are not feeling well, for the days when you don’t want to cook, for the days when unexpected guests drop in for the days when you forget to grocery shop and your refrigerator is giving you those empty looks, you know what I am saying Don’t you 🙂
So for such kind of days all you need is log on to the internet in your browser type www.mytastycurry.com and start checking the recipes because I keep having such day’s on frequent basis and have lots of recipes just for these types of days 😛 just kidding.
In most of Indian homes even if we don’t have anything much in our pantry we still have humble potato. In my case I had a mix of some baby potatoes and some normal sized regular potatoes.
So these spicy chutney wale Aloo (chutney drenched potatoes) is a spicy and tasty potato recipe just for such days. Serve it as a snack /appetiser or as a side with any gravy this always end up being the star of the meal. And it is ever so easy to go overboard and eat too much before you realise it. So, watch out and don’t complain that I did not warn you 😀
But seriously, potato is something that is almost always available in the kitchen and these babies are so good and soak any flavour so wonderfully and make a great base for kitchen experiments that are successful most of the times. And if you can spoil a potato dish I judge you ! No really!! How can you spoil a potato dish!!!
And those of you who worry about potatoes not being a healthy choice, Read this post here http://www.mytastycurry.com/potato-and-egg-salad-with-an-indian-twist-recipe you will be surprised.
If you don’t have green chutney at home you can make this using this recipe or if you want you can use chimichuri sauce to make chimichuri potato similar way. Totally Up to you !
- 500 g baby potatoes ( I used mix of baby potato and normal potato)
- 2 Tbsps vegetable oil
- to taste salt
- 1/4 cup pudina chutney sauce green / Chimichuri
Wash the potatoes throughly with ample amount of water. Scrub with a steel wool piece to remove any pieces of dirt or soil if it is still there. Wash them once again and wipe with a dish cloth.
Now cut the baby potatoes in two halfs and rest of the potatoes into almost same size of chunks.
Heat up the oil in a thick bottomed flat pan I use an old kadahi ( wok kind of pan) you can use any thick bottomed pan if you don't have kadahi.
Now in hot oil add little bit of salt to taste and also potato chunks.
Cover the pan for 3-4 minutes with a lid and let the potato cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now remove the lid and keep it aside and let the potatoes cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat till potatoes are done and brown blisters start to appear and outer skin starts to blister.
At this time switch off the heat and and serve them hot with drizzle of green chutney or slathered in chimichuri sauce.