Nita Mehta's Shahi Kaaju Aloo

Recipe by Metric Jester
READY IN: 30mins




  • wash potatoes and peel. Cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  • Fry the potatoes to a deep golden brown and keep aside. Grind cashews, yogurt, ginger, and garlic to a paste in a small coffee or spice grinder. Keep cashew paste aside.
  • Heat 4 tbsp oil (note: second amount of oil) in a heavy based wok/pan. Add black cumin and bay leaf. Wait for 30 seconds until cumin stops sputtering. Add onions and cook on low heat until onions turn light brown. Add tumeric and garam masala. Stir to mix well.
  • Add cashew-yogurt paste. Stir for 1 minute. Cook till dry.
  • Add cilantro / coriander. Mix well for a minute.
  • Add water to get a gravy. Boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the fried potatoes to the gravy and simmer on low heat. Cook on low heat till the gravy gets thick and coats the potatoes.
  • Reduce heat. Add milk. Mix well and remove fromheat. Serve with rotis or paranthas.