Friday, September 25, 2009

Spicy Potato Curry - For Rice

Spicy Potato Curry, I prepare this dish, whenever i am in short of vegetables and in need of curry with lots of kaaram. If you have tasted the chettinaad dishes. their main spice ingredient would be the Pepper..but it will be a hidden spice, dominated spice would be of red chili's. In same way, I have added Pepper powder here.

Spicy Potato Curry



Spicy Potato Curry Recipe

Spicy Potato CurryPrep Time10 mins 
Cooking Time: 20 mins  
Serves2
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeCurry

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 2 (peel the skin and cut into big chunks)
Red onion - 1 (medium size) - chopped very finely
Tomatoes - 2 - chopped very finely
Garlic - 3 cloves
Tamarind - a small lemon sized
Butter - 2 tsp's

For Tempering:

Sesame oil - 4 tbsp's
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red chilly - 3
Curry leaves - 10

List of Powder's:

Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Chilly Powder / Sambhar powder / Kuzhambu milagaai thool - 1 tbsp
Corriander Powder - 2 tbsp's
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves Powder - 2 tsp's (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp


Method:

Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of warm water for about 10 mins. then squeeze the tamarind pulp out and get the tamarind water ready.

In a thick bottomed pan, heat 4 tbsp's of oil. add mustard. when it crack's add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, garlic, red chilly and asafoetida powder. fry them for few seconds till the garlic gets sauteed.

Now add finely chopped onions, saute them till they turn translucent. add finely chopped tomatoes. saute the tomatoes along with onions, till they mix up along. You got to saute for at least 3-4 minutes, till they mix up.

Add salt to taste and all the powder's mentioned in the order. fry them well for 2 mins, till the oil comes out on the sides of the pan.

Now add chopped potatoes and mix them well with the masala's.

Add tamarind water and mix well with the potatoes. close the pan with its lid. let the flame be low so that the potatoes get cooked in.

After 5 minutes, open the lid, add the butter mix the curry well. add little water, as per the consistency you require and mix well. close the lid.

After 5 minutes, the potatoes would have cooked. you can check that by inserting a knife into the potato. if the potatoes are not cooked, cook for another 5-10 minutes and remove from flame. Now the spicy potato curry is ready.


Spicy Potato Curry with Rice

Trying to please Non-Vegan's with some spicy stuff's with vegetables alone is little difficult. but with the above dish, i am sure you can certainly impress them with the spiciness evolving in this dish.

Notes:

* The differences in the above recipe are, Potatoes getting cooked in the masala gravy. so you can expect tasty potatoes.

* Adding curry leaves powder will give you a secret taste..you can't sort it out.

* Instead of one red onion, add 10 finely chopped small onions. it will give a good taste to the curry.

Try this curry, i am sure this will become your favorite. do let me know how you and your family liked!

I got a very bad habit of doing every thing in the last minute. here this Spicy Potato Curry goes to The Potato Feast hosted By DK of Culinary Bazaar & ODE to Potato hosted by Dear Sia of Monsoon Spice. Now This Curry also leaves to RCI - Kongunadu, hosted by dear Priya.

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