Dahiwale aloo with rajgara puri for vrat

Dahiwale Aloo is a dish made with potatoes cooked in a yogurt-based gravy, and is often made during religious fasting periods such as vrat (Hindu fasting days) when certain foods are avoided. Rajgara Puri, on the other hand, is a type of unleavened bread made with rajgara flour, which is typically used during fasting days.

Here is a recipe for making Dahiwale Aloo with Rajgara Puri for vrat:

Ingredients for Dahiwale Aloo:

  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Ingredients for Rajgara Puri:

  • 1 cup Rajgara flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Water, as needed

Instructions for Dahiwale Aloo:

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  3. Once the cumin seeds start to crackle, add the potatoes and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add the yogurt and water, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
  7. Add the chopped green chilies and cilantro, and mix well.
  8. Serve hot with Rajgara Puri.

Instructions for Rajgara Puri:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Rajgara flour, salt and ghee. Mix well.
  2. Add water little by little and knead to make a smooth dough.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into small portions and roll them out into small circles.
  5. Heat a tawa/pan over medium heat. Once the tawa is hot, place a puri on it and cook until it puffs up and turns golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve hot with Dahiwale Aloo.

Note: You can use other flours like singhare ka atta or kuttu ka atta instead of Rajgara flour for vrat days.


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