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Aloo Rasedar

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This is a dish that my husband has always praised. It used to be served at his college, and so has always been associated with good memories. However, I wasn’t very familiar with UP cuisine, and wasn’t able to search this recipe out. Recently though, my husband came by the name, and I was finally able to re-create this dish!

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Aloo Rasedar

This is a typically UP dish, and does not use onion or garlic. It makes a great side to parathas or puris, and is easily prepared.

Ingredients
  • 4 medium potatoes/aloo
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin/jeera
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Method:
  • Peel and boil the potatoes till they are very well cooked and can be easily crumbled.
  • In a wok, heat some oil and add the jeera and dhania powder.
  • add finely chopped ginger and saute for a half a minute on low flame.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric and braise till the tomatoes are completely cooked and mashed.
  • Mash some of the potatoes and add along with salt and mix well.
  • add water and braise till it reaches the consistency you want. The gravy will come from the mashed potatoes and tomato mix.
  • Here you can add dry mango powder/amchur powder and garam masala. Keep braising till the gravy comes together.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

This gravy is best served hot. Since it doesn’t really take very long, its a perfect breakfast/dinner dish.

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Review – Gokul Kuteera, Indiranagar, Bangalore

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Review – Gokul Kuteera, Indiranagar, Bangalore

We’ve been trying to explore a few vegetarian restaurants around home. Some have been ok, and some not so great. So this weekend we decided to go a little further and check a restaurant that had great reviews.

This brought us to Gokul Kuteera, Indiranagar which had pretty nice reviews online, and the menu online was also pretty tempting.

We reached around 2pm and with a pretty good appetite. Parking was a bit of an issue and there is no dedicated space. We found space for the bike in the footpath/parking space of a previous building. But most people would need to pass the restaurant and park in the lane on the left.

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The main entrance of the restaurant

Ambiance-wise, the restaurant is pretty ordinary. There was a small air-conditioned room inside the main restaurant, which was where we were seated. The place was pretty crowded.

For starters, we opted for the vegetable sheekh kabab and spicy sweet corn manchow soup. The soup was pretty loaded with pepper and was quite thick. In fact, with the amount of vegetables and noodles it had, it was more of a spicy stew. Though I must accept, it was very satisfying. The sheekh kababs were the perfect match for the soup. It was light and tasty and the chutney served with kababs was a delight!

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Spicy sweet corn manchow soup and veg sheekh kababs

The main course was 2 butter rotis each with green peas masala and veg ginger masala. The servings of the curries was pretty large, and we felt that we could have ordered just 1 curry and it would have been enough. Both the curries were pretty mild and tasty.

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Butter rotis with green peas masala and veg ginger masala

For dessert, we opted for the hot chocolate fudge with vanilla and butterscotch each. And it was YUMM! Both the desserts were topped with a whole lot of cashew nuts, which was a surprise given the pricing. The ice cream itself was of good quality, as was the chocolate sauce. The serving size was great, making this the ideal end for a great lunch.

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Hot chocolate fudge with butterscotch and vanilla ice cream

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Close-up of the cashews 😉