A spicy side dish made using potatoes, flavored with red chilies, is Alu Kangmet. It is such a simple recipe that I thought twice before putting it here. It is served with Tan Ngang, which is a puri made with all-purpose flour (maida). The dish gets the heat from dry red chilies as well as mustard oil. It can pep up any meal in a few minutes and with a handful of ingredients. I like to make sandwiches with the stuffing of alu kangmet and believe me, they taste divine.
Potato recipes are so versatile. Every kitchen has its own potato recipe. There are a number of starters using potato, snacks made with potatoes, side dishes as well as gravies made using potatoes. This one is such a simple dish. It calls for just 4 ingredients in total. Here is all you need:
Boiled Potatoes: Unlike most of the side dishes using potatoes, boiled potatoes are mashed to make this side dish.
Red chilies: Dry whole red chilies are required. This is the main flavoring agent. You can adjust the quantity as per your choice.
Oil: Mustard oil adds its flavor and heat to alu kangmet. However, you can use regular cooking oil if you want.
Onions: I have not used onions for the recipe. You can also use chopped onions. Although I would not recommend that.
Make sandwiches using alu kangmet for a weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.
2.In a pan heat 1 tbsp of mustard oil (sarso ka tel) till smoking hot. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
3.Put on the flame of the oil. Add 2 whole dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch).
4.Fry on low flame till crisp. Take out once done.
5.Crush in a mortal pestle.
6.Again heat the same oil. Add 2 boiled and mashed potatoes, fried and crushed red chilies and salt to taste.
7.Mix everything and cook for 3-4 minutes.
8.Serve warm or at room temperature. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 2 minutes
COOK TIME 8 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
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