Chef’s Nectar, “Organic Aloo Palda” Himachali delicacy !😋

Childhood favorite dish which is very common in every house in the Himachal Pradesh.

One of the best organic recipe in Himachal you know yoghurt you will get at home, potatoes you can get from your fields, so have a famous delicacy of aloo Palda in pahari-style potatoes which cooked in a creamy yogurt gravy with fragrant spices like cloves and cardamom. Tempered with whole coriander seeds.

Ingredients For making the Aloo Palda

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and chopped into finger fries
  • 1 cup onions sliced
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 strip of cinnamon bark
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds.
  • Pinch of hing (asafetida)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 50 gms Boondi personal favorite
  • 2 tablespoons of raw rice and 3 green cardamoms (grind with 4 tablespoons of water)
  • 6 cups of yogurt whisked
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • Salt to taste

Making of Aloo Palda

  • 1. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee.
  • 2. Add 1 black cardamom, 1 strip of cinnamon bark, 5-6 cloves, pinch of hing and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and whole coriander seeds, once cumin start crackling Add the sliced onions
  • 3. Add 2 teaspoons of coriander powder, ¾ teaspoon turmeric,
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 5. Add the potatoes and mix well.
  • 6. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes till potatoes are almost cooked.
  • 7. Mix the ground rice with the whisked yogurt.
  • 8. Add the yogurt mixture to potatoes and keep stirring on medium heat till the gravy comes to a boil.
  • 9. Let it boil additionally for 5 minutes.
  • 10. Adjust the seasoning add cilantro and serve hot along with steamed rice. It’s very delicious and nutritious dish as you know yoghurt has got so many health benefits. Enjoy this Himalayan dish with the local ingredients !!

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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