Ooti and Aloo Kangmet - Manipuri Special


Today we are in one of the North Eastern state Manipur,the land of jewels.Due to its natural beauty the state is known as 'Switzerland of India'.
Manipur has a rich culture featuring martial arts and dance.Its an attractive tourist spot.
Manipur cuisines are simple and organic,healthy and uses chilly peppers for spiciness.The staple food consists of rice,vegetables and fish.
Today's recipe is a simple curry ooti made with yellow peas and dry potato curry called aloo kangmet.Both the recipes can be served along with rice.Adapted the recipe from here and here.Lets move on to the recipes.........................


Ooti

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2

Ingredients


IngredientQuantity
Yellow peas/pattani(soaked)1 cup
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Red chilly/varamilagai2-3
Green chilly/pachamilagai2(slit lengthy)
Salt1 tsp
Oil1 tbs
Ginger/inji (finely chopped)1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp
Bay leaf1

Method

Pressure cook the yellow peas for 2 whistles and keep it aside.Heat a pan with oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add in the bay leaf,green chilly,red chilly.Now add in the chopped onion and saute it till transparent.Now add the chopped ginger and mix it well.



Add this sauteed mixture to the cooked yellow  peas along with 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil and finally add the chopped
coriander leaves.



Serve it with white rice.




Aloo Kangmet




Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 2

Ingredients

IngredientQuantity
Potato/urulaikilangu2 (medium size)
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Red chilly/varamilagai2-3(broken)
Salt1 tsp
Oil1 tbs
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing





Method

Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker and peel the skin,mash it roughly and keep it aside.Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan and fry the red chilly till it becomes crisp.Crush it in a mortar.Now heat the pan with oil and saute the onion till transparent.




Now goes in the mashed potatoes and add the crushed red chilly,salt,mix it well.Keep it in a medium flame for couple of minutes,finally sprinkle the chopped coriander.



Serve it with rice.



Enjoy.............................................................













16 comments:

Both looks fabulous, i can have ooti just like that for my snacks and aloo kangmet with some rice, beautiful dishes from Manipur.

both are so great.. so tasty dishes

These two dishes look like comfort foods, simple yet flavorful. Good ones for the state.

Nice choices. Ooti seems to be a popular choice.

delicious choices - so simple and elegant

both dishes look yummy. i love the ooti and mashed aloo.. both appeal to my taste sense

Ah both the dishes look so good Nalini..great ones..we can easily include these in our regular cooking...

Both ooti and aloo looks very inviting...

Ooti was my first choice too..and this is a real good recipe..and the way you have presented, it is amazing, love it.

Simple and delicious Manipuri dishes. Clicks are great as usual.

Wow these are both a great accompaniments.

ooti and aloo kangmet from manipur have turned to me a very delicious combo there .. super yummy and loving the presentation again !!

Both the dishes look delicious. I made aloo kangmet too but a different version....

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