Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spicy Potatoes

My friends parents were visiting from India and so I invited them over for lunch this weekend, thought of making a nice Maharashtrian meal for them. So I put together bunch of dishes. But I wanted some spicy vegetable to go with lunch menu. I came across a recipe in Sanjeev Kapoor's book made a few changes in recipe and it turned out good. Though this is not a typical "Maharashtrian" style vegetable but it went nice with the menu. And as the name suggest they are nice and spicy.


5 medium Potatoes
2 medium Onions
1 tsp Lime juice
1/2 cup water
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing.

For tempering

Mustard seeds
2 1/2 tbsp oil

Spice Mixture

2 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric  powder
1/4 tsp Kasoori Methi(dry fenugreek)
1/4 tsp Garam Masala


Wash and peel Potatoes, cut them into cubes(little bigger than usual). Blend together all the Ingredients in Spice Mixture with little bit of water to make a smooth paste.
Chop onions, same size of potatoes and saute them with little oil on high heat until they soften a little.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add potatoes, fry them a little and then add 1/2 cup water. Put lid on and cook potatoes until half done. Then add the above spice mixture and cook potatoes until they are fully done. Add the above sauteed onions and lime juice, mix together and garnish it with chopped Coriander.

1 comment:

  1. I tried this recipe and and my guests loved it. Thanks!!