Taroi Aloo Tarkari (Sinqua And Potato Curry)

Here’s a special curry for my Valentine Sudhir a wonderful husband and dad to our daughter Mishka because just like L’oreal you’re worth it!!😊

Red the color of love.❀️Ok now I’m not really into this Valentines ritual because when you have been married as long as I have Valentines day just doesn’t exist. Soon after we got hitched and the lovey dovey honeymoon period was over it all flew out the window like a punctured balloon tai tai phissss!!!

My husband likes to believe everyday is Valentines day and he doesn’t feel the need to buy $5 flowers and chocs from the local woolies when he can cook two minute noodles at home for me. He would rather buy me a years worth of cleaning supplies instead hehe. πŸ˜„He’s not the least bit romantic and the day he decides to turn up home with a bouquet of red roses I’ll do a double cartwheel from shock! There’s no doubt the next day you will find me rummaging through his pants pockets, and sniffing the collarsπŸ’‹ like a sniffer dog for obvious clues woof!!🐢

Taroi, Turai or Tori in hindi is also known as Chinese okra or Sinqua. It has ridged skin and zucchini/courgettes like texture inside. When buying look for Sinquas which are bit spongy to feel when pressed. If it’s hard it could end up bitter. It should be kind of sweet tasting once cooked.

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Why is this a Valentines special curry because it’s turned out a little red..well you know red hearts, red roses, red lipstick, red lingerie, red satin sheets(ooh la la). This dish also has a bit of red..lovely red tomatoes!!πŸ…

Cook this delicious curry and serve it to your loved one. Throw in a few red chillies and it could get red hot right on the dinner table.πŸ˜‰Enjoy being red! Happy Valentines Day!!

1 Chinese Okra/Sinqua
1 Small Potato
1/2 Onion
1 Medium Tomato
2-3 Garlic Cloves
1-2 Small Green Chillies
4-5 Curry Leaves
Pinch Of Mustard and Cumin Seeds
2-3 Tbspn Oil
Salt To Taste

β€’ Wash and peel Sinqua. Cut it into medium bite sized cubes.
β€’ Wash and peel the potato and cut it into small cubes.
β€’ Crush garlic, chop chillies and tomatoes and slice onions finely.
β€’ Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. Once it starts to pop dance add onions, garlic and curry leaves.
β€’ Allow onions to brown then add chopped tomatoes into it and stir for couple of minutes before adding potatoes into it.
β€’ Turn the heat down and cook potatoes until half done (spoon break test required) add a little water if you find its getting too dry.
β€’ Finally add the cubed Sinqua in with the potatoes and cook until done.

This dish is best served with roti/chapati.



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