Strange (strange because they can be kinda picky)... but after having Indian food in the house for so long now, my children are starting to dig it. I am doing a happy dance. I made this dish the other day and they actually ate quite a bit of it. It was POW!-kinda-flavorful. Delicious, creamy and kid approved- at least in my house.
Don't know about you but I really like saying the name of the potatoes, why? because I am just goofy like that. The idea for this dish came from here but really, I changed A LOT. Since my kids liked it and we liked it of course, I would definitely make it again- Hopefully, the next time with cilantro.
5 potatoes cut in chunks
1 large onion, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste (if I had some fresh I would have used them)
3 cups cottage cheese (because I had no yogurt)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 or 2 green cardamom pods
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cilantro – for garnish
In a pot, boil potatoes or place in water and heat in microwave.
While the potatoes are cooking prepare the gravy/curry. In a deep frying pan heat oil or ghee and add to it: cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick and split-open cardamom pods. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Now, add chopped onions. Sauté for at least 6 to 8 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the remaining spices – turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
Add in cottage cheese, mix throughly. Add mostly done potatoes to the gravy. Cover and simmer on low for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally.