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Soya Aloo ki Sabji (Fresh Dill and Potatoes dry curry)

Posted by vivnidhi on July 11, 2008

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Soya Aloo ki Sabji

In Hindi, Dill is called soya.  Wonder why, huh. Anyway, fresh dill is quite a favorite with me. The most common preparation in my house is the one with potatoes as the picture says. Another great snack is when you mix dill with rice flour and coconut, make small flatbreads and pan fry. Sindhi Sai Bhaji needs Soya. Another most common use in north Indian homes is to knead it with whole wheat flour and make paranthas/flatbreads with it. And yes, it pairs pretty well with Methi/Fenugreek leaves too. The husband loves salmon with a side of dill dip.

Soya Aloo ki Sabji: (2 servings)

  • Potatoes 1 large or two medium chopped
  • Fresh Dill/soya 1/2 bunch cut fine
  • Ginger 1/2 ” piece minced or grated
  • Green chilli 1 cut fine
  • Oil 1 tsp.
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera 1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder/ haldi 1/2 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp.
  • Coriander powder/Dhaniya 1/2 tsp.
  • Dry mango powder/ amchur 1/2 tsp.
  • Garam Masala 1/4 tsp.

A cast iron skillet is great to cook potatoes in. It gives the potatoes a great crust which makes the dish delicious, so use it to cook the potatoes in if you can. Heat the skillet and add oil. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder to the oil.

When you hear the sizzling sound, add the green chilli and ginger. Saute briefly for 30 seconds and then add the potatoes and the dill. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover the skillet. Let it cook like that for 15-20 minutes till the potatoes look like they are done. You can stir a couple of times in between.

Lastly add dry mango powder and the garam masala. Mix well with a light hand. And soya aloo ki sabji is ready. This makes a fabulous side dish, whether with lentil soup or even a spicy curry. Its delicious to just snack on them too:). Tastes great with rotis, paranthas or even rice.

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Simple lunch: Soya Aloo ki sabji, daal, yogurt and rotis

I forgot to mention that we lost power for almost 34 hours last week. It was a nightmare, I had to heat milk on a candle for my son in my apartment. After 2 meals outside, we were tired of eating out and guess what, we fired our charcoal grill for an impromptu BBQ on 3rd July. The son was craving regular roti sabji………….so I realized I could cook up an entire Indian meal on our small grill. It was just fantastic……tandoori rotis and Rajma………..and potatoes with dill:).

Just mix all  the ingredients listed above in an aluminum foil. Make a sort of a pocket which holds all the ingredients and close it. Put it directly among the coals. In 15 -20 minutes, the potatoes are ready! You will open up to an aroma of asafoetida when you open the packet. Some may not like that but in a few minutes, the smell reduces and then the potatoes taste really good. This is on its way to Joelen’s Culinary adventures Grilled recipes.

This is also on its way to Sweetnick’s ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday cause this is certainly antioxidant rich:).

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15 Responses to “Soya Aloo ki Sabji (Fresh Dill and Potatoes dry curry)”

  1. kalva said

    Wow.. lovely…. Potatoes look crispy..
    Thanks Kalva, they were indeed crispy, treat with daal:)

  2. notyet100 said

    MY MOTHER USED TOPREPARE THIS AT HOME..LOOKS DELICIOUS,,,
    Yes, these are regular everyday potatoes flavored with dill but they taste so good, don’t they!!

  3. Love the platter..
    Thanks Divya.

  4. vanamala said

    oh!! healthy protein curry…nice one
    Hey Vanamala, fresh dill is chockfull of vitamin C but lacking in protein:( . Don’t confuse the actual soya bean with dill. Dill is called soya in hindi……….hence the confusion:) .

  5. Nithu said

    Your soya aloo ki sabji is mouthwatering Nidhi. SHould definitely be delicious with roti.
    It turned out quite nice. Thank you Nithu.

  6. Medhaa said

    Love this aloo, and loved the idea of cooking on the grill. How did you manage without power for so long.
    Yes , I should thank the thunderstorms that left us without power though it ended up making us quite creative. When I look back now, it was fun I think. But no, I don’t want that to happen again:) .

  7. Zlamushka said

    fantastic potato curry. I love dill, especially fresh. Nice entry. Btw. T&T round-up is up and running, so is July´s challenge. Hope to see you there …
    Thanks Zlamushka, great round-up!

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  9. Abdul Raheem said

    Wow!! Soya I like it very much. Try using with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) and with Brinjal (Eggplant). It taste good!!!!!!11111
    Thanks for visiting Abdul. I will try it with red lentils and brinjal.

  10. Deepa said

    Hey there, In Hindi, Dill is not called Soya, it is called ‘SUVA”
    SUVA BHAJI is used in sindhi sai Bhaji, methi & Suva ki Chaman ( made with Chawal, Akki rotis ( Flat rice pancakes) and of course lots of other ways… it is always used in moderation, as it the flavour is overpowering.. a handful goes a looong way…

  11. santosh said

    its a great dish i had till.a nice to prepare and wonderfull to give a surprise to my wife its a awesome recipee.

  12. Wow!! Soya I like it very much. Try using with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) and with Brinjal (Eggplant). It taste good!!!!!!11111

  13. its wondeful

  14. Rajiv Kumar said

    No Salt?

  15. rinki said

    pls soya ki sabji hindi me likhe

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