Monday, March 17, 2014

Potato Podi Roast

If at all there is a vegetable universally liked by kids and adults, then it must be potato.How many recipes of this humble vegetable across the globe!! But the craze never ends.

For me , potato is a life saver.Whenever I run out of fresh veggies , he comes as a saviour.This is a typical South Indian style of potato preparation, where some freshly ground spices are used to elevate this simple potato curry to another level.When you bite a piece of potato, along with spices , the crunchiness from the roasted bengal gram and coriander will make you go for another load .

As this humble recipe pairs well with any kind of kuzhambu or rasam ,gives you the opportunity to make it anyday and every day.

Now lets head to the recipe..


Potato                            2 cups ( diced to slightly bigger cubes)
Turmeric Powder            1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder           1/2 tsp (adjust to your level)
Asafoetida                       1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds                 1/2 tsp
Split Urad                        1/2 tsp
Oil                                   1 1/2 tbsp
Curry Leaves                   few
Salt                                  to taste

To roast and grind

Bengal Gram                  1 tbsp
Dry red chilli                   1
Coriander seeds              3/4 tsp


  1. Heat a pan on medium high and dry roast the ingredients given under 'Roast and grind' until bengal gram turns golden brown and coriander seeds gives a nice aroma.
  2. Cool it and grind it to a coarse powder and set aside.
  3. Now heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add mustard seeds.
  4. When Mustard crackles , add urad dal and curry leaves.
  5. When urad turns golden color add the potatoes along with turmeric,red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt.
  6. Mix thoroughly so that each piece of potato is well coated .
  7. Keep cooking on medium heat, stirring once in a while.
  8. When the potato is 90% cooked , sprinkle the freshly ground  spices on top.
  9. Mix gently .
  10. Cook it on simmer for another 5 minutes.

Serve it hot with Rice and any Kuzhambu / Rasam and some papad.

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