Aloo Cochin (anise flavoured potato curry)

2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dried red chillies, torn
2 stalks curry leaves
675g potatoes, chunky cut
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tomatoes, diced
3 tsp coriander powder

Heat 2 tbls oil and sizzle seeds, dried chillies
and curry leaves. Add potato and garlic – stir 2 minutes.
Add ground spices, sugar, salt and tomatoes – stir.
Add up to 1/2 cup water – cover and cook 8 minutes.
Uncover and stir until dryish and potato is cooked.
Add coriander powder.

Inspired by puttu eatery, Fort Cochin – Kerala


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