Saturday, February 27, 2010

Potato Podimas

Potato, this vegetable is everyone's favourite because its quiet easy to cook and very delicious to eat.A lot variety of potatoes are available in the market . Among those,  the russet and white potatoes are good for our curries.We can prepare a thousands varieties of dishes with this vegetable.Another thing that you can eat this potato in mashed, boiled, fried and even baked form.That's the only reason this single vegetable has a very important role in everyone's kitchen. Potato is  unique because this is the one vegettable liked by all the people arround the world. Potato is very rich in proteins and carbohydrates So eating potato is very good for health. if you are very diet conscious please stay away from this, have it once in a week thats ok then go and  do your workout..

Today i thought i can share a wonderful recipe .Potato "podimas". This is  Tamilnadu dish. If you consider any dish you have some stories or memories behind that recipe,about this recipe i got this from one  of my friend Geeta..Last week she invited us for dinner and she prepared a lot of traditional tamil dishes..Even though all dishes were tasty and delicious, we liked the potato podimas and the karakulambu very much..The very next day i collected the recipe and tried it at our kitchen..It cameout very nicely..My hus really loved that dish (jury of my  cooking).Nowadays it is common in our menu..because its delicious and also very easy to prepare..So try it yarr...I think here in US, people have the another version of the same recipe ..that is mashed potato...

Cooking time : 15 minutes
Cost of the item : 2.99USD/5 Pound bag 

Potato : 4 nos(medium)
Pearl onion : 2 nos
Garlic : 3 pods
Ginger : 1 small size
Green chili : 4 nos
Coconut : 5 tbs
Turmeric Powder :  1/2 tsp
Black gram/uzhunnu parippu/urad dal : 3tsp
Curry leaves : 4 leaves
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Red chili : 1 nos (optional)
Lemon juice : 1 tsp (optional)

Prior to cooking:

  1. Peel of the skin and then add the Potatoes, Turmeric powder and salt and water(immerse the potatoe into water) in a pressure cooker and cook it for about 2-3 whistle.
  2. You can peel off the skin just after boiling the potatoes.(do not add turmeric powder at this time) just boil the unpeeled potatoes with salt and water..
  3. Cut the pearl onion garlic and ginger into very small pieces .Cut the green chili into 2 pieces.

Step 1:Mash the cooked potatoes very nicely.

Step 2 : Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seed ,Once it started spluttering add the black gram and red chili.

Step3 :Once the black gram get light brown color add the cut onion ginger garlic and green chili.let it fry for 1 minute then add the mashed potatoes.

Step 4: Stir the mix for 2-3 minutes in medium heat 

Step 5 :Add the grated coconut,stir well.Let the mix to cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6 :Just pour the lemon juice and curry leaves mix well and switch off the heat.

The delicious potato podimas is ready to eat.It would be  nice combination with Chapathi
Cook's tips
  • Do not heat after pouring the lemon juice into the mix.
  • Cook the potato first and peel off the skin ..this is the easy way...
  • Garlic is optional..My friend suggested its the secret ingredient for the recipe..So if u doesn't like the taste just leave it

1 Said:

Meera said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Also thanks for suggesting the accompaniments with Puttu. I really appreciate your feedback. Your blog looks wonderful.

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