Aloo Tamatar or Easy Potato Curry for Pulao is a simple to make side dish for any rice and it serves best with roti as well. This surely gets done in a very short time.
Though I have been making this easy aloo tamatar for so many years, and have shared some of the versions I mostly make, I seem to have missed out the simplest one I make often. I started making it when Hubby Dear said he likes the aloo tamatar that he used to have in Delhi.
So I make this side dish when I make pulaos or want to make a quick side dish for rotis as well. This gravy uses the simplest ingredients and yet tastes great. I made this to pair with a couple of Pulaos I made during the April Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi Mega BM. This gravy surely doesn’t mask the taste of the pulao, yet pairs well instead of making the rice dish very dry.
As I said while making the Rice dishes for April, I also decided I might as well make some side dishes that I can feature later. So I ended up making some handful of gravies that are useful this month. May was a tough month for me as I couldn’t manage most of the themes. With BM#100 meet coming up, I seriously have to plan properly now.
We are starting a new BM Edition #101 where for Week 1, I am doing 1 Ingredient, 3 dishes. I picked up Potato which seems to be the most common ingredient to use!
Step By Step Pictures for making Aloo Tamatar
Aloo Tamatar | Easy Potato Gravy for Pulao
2 medium Potato / Aloo
1 cup Tomato
1 medium Onion
3/4 tsp Cumin Powder roasted
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
3/4 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Handful Coriander Leaves
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required
How to make Aloo Tamatar
Wash and slash potatoes on over and microwave for 4 to 5 mins. Soak in water and peel the skin. Cube into smaller pieces.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, saute the onions, then ginger garlic paste till well done.
Cook it on high flame, add tomato puree. Add salt and turmeric. Simmer with the lid slightly covering it.
Then add all the spice powders and stir everything together and slightly cover with the lid. Cook for 10 mins till you get a thick consistency.
Add water as required, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 mins.
Serve with Pulao or Roti.