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Nov 20, 2015

Simple Potato Poriyal Recipe

This is one dish which i make atleast once a week. Actually I would say atleast twice a week. Because hubby loves it, i love it and every one in the family loves it. This taste great with rice, rasam, sambar rice, curd rice or anything you name it.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves: 4


Potatoes - 4 large peeled and cubed
Oil - 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry leaves a handful
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp (Optional)
Water a splash 


Chop up peeled potatoes, wash them in water and drain them.

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves and let them sizzle.

Now add in potatoes and toss well. Sprinkle in salt and turmeric and mix well.

Now simmer the flame to a low and cover with a lid, cook it for 5 mins or so.

Now open the lid and add a splash of water if it is sticking. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 mins.

Now open the lid, increase the heat and add in chilli powder, garam masala powder and fry it in oil. till it gets nice colour.

Serve with rice.

Take your potatoes

peel them

slice little thick

cut into french fries like

cube it

wash it in water to remove excess starch

drain them
heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, urad dal and curry leaves

add in asafoetida

mix well

add in the potatoes

toss well

sprinkle salt and turmeric powder

toss well

cover and cook for 5 mins

now if the potatoes are getting too dry and sticking to the pan

add just a splash of water
Cover and cook till potatoes are done
Now it is cooked

add in chilli powder

garam masala powder

toss well and brown it lightly




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