Tama Aloo - one of my favorite dishes. I used to like while I was a kid, and I still do. Also, this is one of the dish I sure do make it yummy. Well, most of the times it works well. Anyways, back home, tama aloo is always there as one more dish during the feast. In our house, it used to be always there no matter if you have a feast or not, and I am sure that might be one of the reasons why I like it so much. The spicy and sour taste kicks in really well whether you serve just Tama Aloo or with beaten rice or even rice.
- Rajma - 1/2 cup
- Chana - 1/2 cup
- Black eyed peas - 1/2 cup
- Small Red Potatoes - 2
- Red Onions - 1 cup
- Water - 3 cups
- Tama (Sour Bamboo Shoot) - 2 cups
- Urad Daal (Kalo Daal) - 1/3 cup
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt and Chili Powder to taste
- Cumin Powder - 1 tbsp
- Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
- Vegetable Oil - 1 tbsp
- Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Ginger Paste: 2 tsp
- Garlic Cloves Chopped: 3 cloves
- Roma Tomatoes Chopped - 2
Optional: You can add lemon as per your taste
Steps to follow
Soak Rajma, Chana and Black eyed Peas overnight.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil on a medium heat. Add fenugreek seeds onto it.
When the seeds turn dark in color, add Urad or Maas or Kalo Daal into it.
After 2-3 minutes, add onions and stir until it's light brown in color.
Then add all beans and potatoes.
Cook for few minutes and then add all spices and ginger paste.
Cook for 5 minutes and then add water.
|Soaked mixed beans - also mix potatoes into it|
|Heat fenugreek seeds into vegetable oil|
|Fry Urad Daal|
|Add beans and potatoes|
|Add Ginger Paste and all other spices|
Also, add chopped garlic to the mixture.
Cover with a lid and bring about 6 to 7 whistles. Turn off the heat and let it stand for few minutes.
Open the lid of the pressure cooker. Turn on the heat. Add tama (sour bamboo shoot) and tomatoes and bring to a boil. You may want to add water from Tama's bottle which has sour taste where you would not need to add a lemon to bring that sour taste. Add about 2 - 3 tbsp.
Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and the Tama Aloo with mixed beans is ready to be served.
|Add bamboo shoot|
|Then add tomatoes|