Monday, July 22, 2013

Uralaikizhangu Podimas


Potato is a very versatile vegetable, with lovers world wide. It is one vegetable that is loved by kids and adults alike. My family for one loves potatoes in any form, be it a spicy curry, gravy or some crispy fritters. My younger daughter, just can't wait till the curry gets ready. As soon the potatoes are cooked and out of the cooker, she will be ready for her share. She loves eating plain boiled potatoes. 

Potato podimas or mashed potatoes - Indian style, is a very simple dish, that can be prepared in a jiffy if you have boiled potatoes ready in hand. A very flavorful and delicious curry, that pairs beautifully with plain rice and rasam. The perfect comfort food for a rainy day, no no for any day.




Serves 3 to 4
What you'll need
  1. Potato – 4 to 5 Medium sized
  2. Green Chillies – 1 or 2
  3. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  4. Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  5. Oil – 3 tsp
  6. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  7. Spilt Urad Dal – ½ tsp
  8. Channa dal – 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  10. Salt to taste

Method
  1. Pressure cook the potatoes. Cool, remove skin and mash them coarsely.
  2. Heat a Kadai with oil, splutter mustard seeds, channa dal and urad dal. Once the dals turn golden add, chopped green chilles, grated ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add turmeric powder and then add the mashed potatoes and salt.
  4. Mix well and cook uncoverd for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Mix and serve hot with rice and rasam.



Note:
  1. There is a variation to this method. My mother sometimes, coarsely grinds a little coconut, green chilly and ginger without any water. And adds it to the mashed potatoes. No lemon juice is added to this version.








21 comments:

PT said...

i follow the same version but also add garlic to it.. delicious..

Sona S said...

love potatoes in any form. podimas looks yum.

renu said...

i love ur click.. the black and red contrast

Wer SAHM said...

picture perfect recipe...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Yummy and my favorite one... it goes well with tamarind rice...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

very easy to make yet flavorful potato curry.

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/fish-corn-balls.html

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Looks great...sounds very yummy.

Roshni said...

one of my fav potato dishes :-) love your presentation

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

very delicious and tasty one

kitchen queen said...

simple and awesome potato podimas curry.

Gayathri Ramanan said...

looks delicious..my mom prepare them on the same way..

Nithya Naveen said...

yummy podimas.. Love your clicks..

Rasi said...

def one of the most versatile veggies.. and this podimas is such a welcoem chnage to the usual fry!

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Looks absolutely delicious Kaveri.Love the clicks especially

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Podimas look simply delicious. Must try this one out soon.
deepa

Nagashree said...

Any day, any time :-). Love the turmericy color.

sangeetha pn said...

Good one kaveri.. Throughout I could find many kerala vegetarian specials.. Quite happy to follow you!

Maha Gadde said...

nice cliks n luking yummy too..

Swathi Iyer said...

Urulaikiahzanu podimas very nice kaveri.

Raks anand said...

I love the simplicity of this recipe, yet the flavors are unbelievable!

Chitz said...

I too am a huge fan of this recipe.. Amma makes it often for chappathis :)

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