Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spicy South Indian flavored potatoes

      I had once tasted some lovely spicy potatoes in South Indian style.I kept asking the friend for the recipe but some do not like to share it.I always had this taste in my mouth. This week end I had invited a friend's husband over for dinner and he is from South India.Since his wife is away I thought he would like some curry from his cuisine.I tried making from my imagination and what turned out was wonderful.So I am glad this recipe found place on my blog now.
Potaoes chopped in 1"cubes                          5-6 nos
Chopped onions                                            1 no
Halved  garlic                                                 8-10 pcs
Chopped ginger                                             1/2 tbsp
Bay leaf                                                         1 no
Cinnamon stick                                             1" pc
Pepper corns                                                 6-8 nos
Cumin seeds                                                  1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds                                                1/2 tsp
Hing                                                               1/4 tsp
Cumin powder                                               1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                                          2 tsp
Chilli powder                                                 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder                                               1/4 tsp
Fennel powder                                               1 tsp
haldi                                                               1/2 tsp
Rasam powder                                               1 1/2 tsp
Oil                                                                  2 tbsp
Curry leaves                                                   8-10 nos
Chopped tomatoes                                         2-3 nos
Tamarind pulp                                               1/2 bowl
Poppy seeds crushed(optional)                      1 tsp
Coconut paste                                                2 tbsp
salt to taste
Heat oil and add hing, cumin,mustard seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon and pepper corns and let them crackle.
Add curry leaves,chopped garlic and ginger.Turn in the onions and let them color well.
Add the potatoes and cover to cook for 4-5 mins.Turn once in between.
Add the spices and poppy seeds and mix well.Add the chopped tomatoes and salt.
Add 1/2 cup water and cook till almost done.
Now add tamarind pulp and coconut paste and cover to cook till potatoes are soft but not mashy.
Top with ciriander and serve hot with rice, paratha or even puris.

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