Friday, March 13, 2015

Simple Potato Fry


Potato is the common vegetable which is consumed by people in almost every part of the world I guess. This special  vegetable can be cooked and served in  n number of ways . Potato goes well with many other vegetables and few types of lentils. I prepare this simple potato fry along with Rasam most of the time. If you have not read my earlier post (another simpler version of potato fry) Please check out  Quick and Easy   "Pan Fried Potatoes"  too!!

Serve this dish along with Hot Rice and Rasam. Potato fry with "Paprupu Sadam" is also a good combo.

Ingredients
  • 3-4 medium size potatoes
  • a pinch of turmeric/haldi
  • 3 tbsp fresh grated coconut/kokos raspeln
  • 1 tsp red chilly flakes
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • salt as required


 For Seasoning:
  • 1 fresh green chili/ red chilly, chopped(optional)
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 1 dry red chilly chopped into halves
How to Prepare ?
  • Pressure cook the potatoes (just 2-3 whistles) along with little salt.Make sure you don't cook the potatoes completely, because later you have to chop them into cubes.
  • Peel the skin of boiled potatoes and chop them into small cubes. 
  • Prepare the seasoning .Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds and urad dal. Fry till the mustard seed pops out,now add curry leaves, jeera,dry red chilly and fresh green chilly. Fry for few seconds.
                                                            
  • Now add chopped boiled potatoes and turmeric powder.Saute for a minute.Add red chilly flakes,salt and gently mix so that all the spices get combined well with potatoes. Saute everything together for 2 more minutes.Keep checking the pan in between and add sprinkle little water if required.
  • At the end and grated coconut/kokos raspeln and lemon juice give a quick gentle stir.Switch off the flame.Goes well with rasam,hot rice and spoon of ghee.
                       

Note/Tips
  • You can add onions and tomatoes in this dish.If you use tomatoes you needn't use the lime juice.