Monday, September 8, 2008

Baby potatoes stir fry

This is something that i make as a starter for get together. This dish was invented out of sheer
necessity. When i was in the US, among the few veggies that i could eat, potato was one. And, apart from fries, mash, gravy, i learnt this starter which is a two in one. There were days when i made only this with some salad for dinner :) and the next day it became my sandwich filling.

Okay ! That was too much potato i guess. I like to prepare this with baby potatoes as you could pick each and relish. The following is the receipe


Baby potatoes - 1 Kg
Curry leaves - 10 nos.
Coriander powder - 1.5 Spoons
Cumin - 1.5 Spoons
Red chillies powder - 1 spoon
Salt - As per your requirement
Fresh coriander - one cup finely chopped
Oil - 5 tea spoons
Lemon juice - 1 Spoon (optional)

Method :

Bring water to a boil and add the washed baby potatoes with skin. They should be boiled until soft and not mushy. Drain the water and run cold water over the potatoes immediately to avoid further cooking. Add some oil to the Wok and add the potatoes and fry them until a little brown.
Add the dry ingredients to the potatoes and fry till the raw smell. You should slowly start noticing dark marks on the potatoes and they would become crisper. Add the coriander leaves at this point and turn off the heat. Add lemon juice if you wish to.

Alternately, you could use big potatoes, but ensure that they are cut into cubes and are in even shape. Ginger garlic paste is also optional and could be added just before adding the potatoes to the wok.

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