Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Celebrating ONAM - Spicy Potato Podima


SERVES 4

Ingredients:

·         Potatoes - 4, medium, boiled and cubed

·         Oil - 3 to 4 tblsp

·         Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp

·         Urad Dal / Black Gram Lentils- 2 tsp soaked for about half an hour (Optional)

·         Onions - 2, chopped finely

·         Green Chillies - 2 to 6, slit (depending how spicy you want it)

·         Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies – 2 to 3

·         Ginger - 3 two inch pieces, chopped

·         Curry Leaves – handful

·         Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp

·         Salt - 2 tsp or as per taste

·         Lemon Juice – ½ tsp

·         Hing / Asafoetida – a pinch

·         Coriander Leaves – Chopped for garnishing


Method:


·         Heat oil in a pan.

·         Add the mustard seeds and Urad dal and let it splutter

·         When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the chopped onions, green chillies, hing, turmeric, ginger and curry leaves.

·         Add onions and fry till onions turn translucent.

·         Add the cubed potatoes, required salt and about 1 cup of water.

·         Cover pan with a lid.

·         Sauté for about 10 minutes over moderate heat, and add lemon juice.

·         Remove the lid.

·         Transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

·         Serve with hot rice or chapatti.









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