Wednesday, September 4, 2013

SPICY POTATO GRAVY

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
How are you? Life is busy. We need to be very quick like the chefs in big restaurants. When we have kids, we should cook like a robot as we don't know when they get hungry and ask for something to eat. As mother's universal rule, we always want to feed them good home made healthy food and we should be prepared for the same. Why am I giving so much introduction to this post? Because I made this gravy on my younger daughter's demand which was surprising for me. She is a fussy eater, she likes very few food and suddenly she felt like eating chicken curry. When ever I make chicken curry, she eats only the curry as she does not like chicken. As the Shravan month is going on, this was the first time I stopped making non veg at home. I did not wanted to break this rule. So I convinced her that I will give the curry and went to kitchen to prepare something which tastes nearer to the chicken curry. Then I saw the potatoes. 
Here is the next story of my potato gravy. Its quick and very tasty. You will forget the chicken taste if you are a non vegetarian. 

Ingredients:
Potato : 3 big
Green chilly - 1, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder  
Curds or yogurt - 1 tbsp
 to make paste
Onion - 1 medium 
Tomato - 2 medium(check the sourness)
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp(fresh)
Fresh coriander - 1/2 bunch
Cinnamon - 1/4" 
Clove -2
Cardamom - 3 seeds
Pepper - 4 to 6

Method:
Boil the potatoes either on a gas stove with little water for 10 minutes or use Microwave for 5 minutes to boil the potatoes.(I used the microwave).
Once cold, peel and cut into small cubes. Keep it aside.
Mean while, take all the ingredients under"to make paste" label, grind into a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan or kadai, add the green chilly and ground paste and fry till it starts leaving its sides. Add salt, haldi, red chilly powder and curd. Mix well. Add the cubed potatoes and fry for some time. Add 1 cup of water and boil for few minutes. Add that extra tsp of oil and cook for two more minutes. Adjust the seasoning and remove from heat. 
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it with hot rotla or chapati or roti or naan or hot rice. We all loved it with chapati.It goes well with Puri also.




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