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Potato Curry

 

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As I had mentioned earlier, potato is one of my favorite vegetables. The beauty of potato is that it can be cooked in so many ways, and each method brings out a superb dish! I have already posted Potato Tikka, Potato Wedges, Potato ChipsPotato Fry, but this version of Potato curry is a no-onion no-garlic Tamil brahmin style preparation. It is one of the quickest ways to prepare Potatoes. My mother-in-law prepares a different version of this, by adding okra as well.

Here is the recipe for TamBram style potato curry:

Potato Curry

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Side Dish

Ingredients:

Potato – 5, cut into small cubes. Soak them in water to avoid them changing color

Sambar powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Rice flour – 1 tsp (optional)

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Split Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 1 tbsp

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Method:

  •  Add oil to a pan. When oil is hot, add the items under ‘to temper’ and let it crackle. Add the potatoes and saute for 3-5 minutes

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  • Add turmeric powder, sambar powder, coriander powder, rice flour and salt and cook till they are golden brown

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 My Notes:

  • You can add ginger garlic paste while adding potatoes, to reduce gastric problems
  • Adding rice flour gives nice crispy texture to the potato. Chickpea/Besan flour can also be used
  • You can use chilli powder instead of sambar powder

Oven roasted Cheppan Kizhangu (Colocasia)

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Ever since childhood days Cheppan kizhangu fry is one of my favorite side dishes. With a crispy outer layer and soft inner layer, Cheppan kizhangu fry is so addictive. When my mom came to visit us, I asked her to prepare this. While she was cooking i was standing behind her and told her to add less oil.  Generally I am the one who tells her to add more oil and make a crispy fry, but oven cooking has influenced me a lot. That day she casually asked if we can bake this. Then I was wondering why had I not tried baking Cheppan kizhangu. Next time when I bought this, I baked it, and was happy with the result. From that day onwards, I started baking for two reasons – less oil, and I need not spend much time in the kitchen

Baked Cheppan Kizhangu fry:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time :  30 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Side Dish

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Ingredients:

Cheppan Kizhangu (Arbi/Taro Root/Colocasia)– 4 (I used big Arbi)

Chili powder/ Sambar powder – 1/4 tsp (I used sambar powder, Adjust according to your spice level)

Hing – a generous pinch

Salt – as needed

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/8 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Chickpea flour/ Gram / Besan flour – 2 tsp

Rice flour – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Cooking Spray (I used PAM olive oil spray)

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Method:

  • Wash and cook Arbi. I steamed them for 10 minutes. Cook till they are fork tender. Cool them, peel and cut into pieces (Generally it is cut into circles, but since the arbi I used was big I cut them into cubes)
  • In a bowl, add Arbi, sambar powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder. Coriander powder, rice flour, gram flour olive and salt. Combine well and refrigrate them for 10 minutes
  • Preheat the oven 400 degree fahrenhait
  • Take a baking tray and place aluminum foil. Grease with a cooking spray and spread the marinated Arbi mixture
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning the Arbi slices after about 10 minutes

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My Notes:

  • Adjust baking time according to the texture you need for the Arbi