After starting the week with a Pakistani-inspired recipe, I thought I’d continue the theme with something authentic. This recipe for Egg and Potato Curry (Anday Aloo Ka Salan) sounded so good I couldn’t pass it up. It’s full of vegetables and spices and bound to be a filling, satisfying vegetarian meal. Plus I’ve never tried Pakistani food, and I love trying new things!
A typical Pakistani recipe … Delicious Egg and Potato Curry cooked with onions and tomatoes.
I was thrilled to see all the vegetables that went into this recipe. It’s full of potatoes, tomatoes, and onion, and they’re all easy to find. Most of the spices are too, except the black cardamom pods. I couldn’t find them at a local grocery store so I ordered some from Amazon.
I’ve never cooked with black cardamom, and I found it’s very different from the green cardamom pods I’m used to. Not only do they look different, but they have a more pungent smell. I actually didn’t care for the smell, and I was glad it didn’t carry over into the curry.
This is not a quick recipe, but I thought t was very much worth the time I put into it. I spent 20 minutes doing prep work (mostly slicing, chopping, and peeling vegetables) and 1 hour 5 minutes cooking, for a total of 1 hour 25 minutes. That does not include 20 minutes to hard-boil the eggs plus time for them to cool.
Most of the instructions are very clear, but there was a step that just said to add water without a measurement. I think the amount will depend on the pan you use. I used a 13” skillet and added 1 cup of water.
Speaking of my skillet, the type of pan was never specified. I really guessed here, and the large skillet worked out nicely. The only difficulty I had with it was frying the hard-boiled eggs. I had to roll them around a lot to try and fry them evenly. I didn’t totally succeed and had white, unfried ends, but most of the outsides fried to a golden brown.
Oh, I also made an equipment change. Instead of a blender, I used my food processor. It had a larger capacity than my blender and it’s more powerful. It puréed the vegetables and spices for the sauce in seconds without my needing to stop to stir or scrape down the sides.