Afghanistan - Borani Kachalu | Afgan Potato Salad

In my previous post,Aush / The Lentil Noodle soup from Afghanistan, I had mentioned about a potato salad from Afghanistan. This is a cooked salad, a type of curry, that is very different and it has yogurt in it!!!

Potato Salad...

Adapted from The Spice Spoon
Serves - 2

I used:

Potatoes- 3,peeled and cut into 1/2 " discs
Tomato puree- 3/4 cup
Chili powder- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Garlic -2 pods minced
Ginger- a small piece , minced
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Yogurt- 1/2  cup
Dried mint powder- 1/2 teaspoon

In a bowl, whisk yogurt with salt and add dried mint leaves. Mix and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add teh minced garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute. Add the tomato puree and then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder and mix well.Add the potato discs and mix so that the tomato and spices coat the potatoes.Add salt, sprinkle water and cover and cook till the potatoes are soft . If there is water even after the potato is sooft, cook uncovered till the dish is dry and the puree coats the potato.

Let the potato cool completely. Before serving, drizzle the yogurt-mint mixture and serve as a side / salad.

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