Sunday, February 15, 2009

Potato Curry

I like variation in the preparation of everyday vegetable. At times, I like to eat a dry preparation with chapati/poli, this is especially on weekdays, for lunch or a vegetable prepared with a gravy with all different Indian spices at others. I like to eat gravy on weekends when I am relaxed at home, gives me a feeling of comfort food.

One of such recipe is potato curry. Easy to prepare, not much of a hassle.

Here is what you will need- :

Boiled ,peeled potatoes- 2
Yogurt- 4 tbsp.
All purpose flour- 2 tsp.
A pinch of asafoetida
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp.
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp.
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp.
Paprika- 1/2 tsp
Chopped ginger- 1/2 tsp.
Green chillies -2 chopped
Canola Oil- 2 tbsp.
Bay leaf- 1
Chopped Cilantro- a handful.
Salt to taste

Chop the potatoes in to cubes. Keep aside.
In a bowl, mix yogurt, turmeric, paprika,coriander powder, chopped ginger and green chillies chopped. Mix everything together. Keep aside.
Over the stove, on a medium heat, add canola oil, in a minute, when the oil is hot add cumin seeds, let them splutter.Add asafoetida,  then add all purpose flour. Wait until the flour slightly changes the color. It will take about 1 minute. After it changes the color, add the yogurt paste you kept aside.
Keep stirring medium heat until the mixture starts to leave oil. Add some water after about 4-5 minutes.
Heads up: Keep stirring after you add yogurt mixture. Since you are heating up yogurt, if you stop stirring it might curdle on you.
Keep stirring after adding water for about 2-3 minutes. now it's time to add potatoes.  Heat for 2 more minutes. Add water and change the consistency of the gravy if you want.Now add cilantro. The last thing you want to add is salt. Keep the lid on it, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Potatoes  are already boiled so it won't take much time. 
Get ready to eat with rice or with chapati/roti. It goes really well with bread as well.

My apologies for not been able to provide you step by step shots for this recipe. So here is the only one I got.

I hope you will like this one...:)


Trupti said...

potato curry in yogurt looks very delicious

Neha said...

Its one of the favourite at my inlaws place.., I say ,potato in any form is delicious...

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