Dhaniya Wale Aloo Basar is what you get when you randomly pick ideas off two classic recipes, dhaniya wale aloo and bhindi basar. Before all the words get intimidating for my non-Indian readers, let me just clarify that Dhaniya Wale Aloo is a simple recipe made using ingredients mostly available in your pantry. It translates into Potato Wedges stir-fried in a cilantro sauce. Interesting eh? Read on.
I was reading (may be re-reading would be the right word? For the nth time!) one of my favorite books the other day (Note: I am notmentioning names to leave it to your imagination with your favorite book). Halfway through, I had a few important tasks to take care of making it impossible for me to get back to it for a couple of days. When I did get back, for a fleeting moment, I forgot which of my favorite books I was reading. I mistook the protagonist to be the one from another series altogether. But of course, the fleeting moment, well… fleeted! 😛
However, it got me thinking and I came up with a brilliant merger between the two! Crazy?!! Yes. Interesting nevertheless! I am sure it would be a best seller and you would read on the cover pages how the New York times or the Tribune appreciated it 😛 I mean if half vampire-half were wolf stories can sell, why not half & half of my two favorite books? After-all, they are best-sellers by themselves right?
What I have come to realize is that, I probably have a genetic condition which has given way to a streak of madness in me, mixing up things all the time! I was browsing through recipes from a magazine and it struck again! The need to mix two things up! I must tell you. I have never had this so called Dhaniya Wale Aloo Basar ever before. I have never had either of the two dishes that make it up either. This was born just out of that madness to mix things up!
Oh well! Madness it may be. But Aristotle said “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness”! Am I humble or what! 😛 LOL. You promise not to judge me as long as I give you some innovative recipes. Right? 🙂
If I haven’t already said it, this one tastes absolutely brilliant! I am going to make it over and again! Here is the recipe for:
Dhaniya Wale Aloo Basar