Monday, February 4, 2013

Potato Phata Phat Curry

#PotatoCurry : This curry can be called #PotatoPhataPhatCurry since it is the simplest & the easiest recipes of potato and can be prepared phata phat ( Quickly ).
If you are cooking with a four burner stove, keep rice in cooker on the first burner, rasam on the 2nd one and start doing this curry on the 3 rd one. All can be cooked within half-an-hour.
At the end of the recipe I have added #spinach to make the curry more nutritious and fiber rich.

Potato Curry

Ingredients :
Potato                                     : 2 or 3 medium size
Sambar powder                        : 1 tsp ( adjust )
Turmeric powder                      : 2 pinch
Salt                                          : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
Mustard seeds                           : 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal                                  : 1 tsp
Oil                                           : 2 tsp
Spinach chopped                     : 1/3 cup [ optional ]
Curry leaves & Coriander leaves : little ( Optional )

Method :
Wash potato thoroughly.
Cut the potatoes into halves and then thinly slice them with skin into equal thickness pieces.

Potato halved sliced potato

Keep a kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.
When the oil becomes hot splutter mustard seeds.
Then add urad dhal and roast until it turns golden color.
Now add cut potato slices and saute for a minute.
Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt.

saute potato turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt added to potato

Stir well to mix the powders with potato.
Sprinkle little water over it and close with a lid.

sprinkle little water over potato close kadai to cook potato

Keep stirring in between by opening the lid.
When the potatoes are cooked well remove the lid.
Keep stirring at regular interval to completely dry out water and till the curry turns slightly golden color.

Potato phata phat curry Potato phata phat curry

If you are not worried about the amount of oil intake, add 1 or 2 tsp of oil to get a tasty crispy spicy potato curry.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

Potato Curry

To make this potato curry more nutritious finally add chopped spinach.

spinach chopped stir spinach with potato curry

Keep the flame at HIGH and stir well for a minute.

Potato curry with spinach

Then transfer into a serving bowl.
Tasty healthy fiber rich potato curry with spinach ready to taste.

Potato Curry with Spinach

Goes well with rasam & sambar rice and also with curd rice.
Instead of potato chips have this hot phata phat curry as evening snack.