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June 2011

Timbaktu Organic in Bangalore


Timbaktu-pack-shotDharani Farmers Co operative, the farmer owned co-operative from Anantapur District in Andhra Pradesh is back again to showcase its products under it's brand name"Timbaktu Organic".
Dharani's consumer base has been expanding rapidly in Bangalore . A number of outlets now stock their wide range of products.
  Their will be available at the SAMPOORNA stall at Chitrakala Parisad on 17th June-26 June 2011. Here you can stock up on all their organic , chemical free and nutritive products from superb virgin cold pressed coconut oil, their large and good quality Peanuts, a very healthy ragi malt, and Foxtail and other millets.

Place: Chitrakala Parishth
Kumar Krupa Road
Near Sivananda Circle
When: 17th-26th June 2011

How to make Dum Aloo


Chote alu
Now that baby potatoes are easily available in neatly packed 1kg bags I find myself making this recipe quite often.



1/2 kg small potatoes

1/2 cup oil

2 tej patta/ bay leaves

2 green chillies

1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds

1 tsp chilli powder

1" ground ginger

Juice from 2 onions

1/2 cup dahi/yogurt

2 tsp butter

1 tsp garam masala

2 tomatoes, chopped


Scrub the small potatoes very well.Heat oil and deep fry the potatoes.Remove from oil.

Add bay leaves,green chillies cumin, ginger, onion juice and dahi/yogurt. Saute for at least 5 -7 minutes stirring well.Add the fried poatatoes and half a cup water. Cover and cook till done.

Now add 1 tsp of roasted cumin, the butter, garam masala and chopped tomatoes.

Stir well and serve with rice or rotis.