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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

kukka thiksani umman/batata thiksani umman




  Easy Potato Curry/ kuka thiksani umman





Ingredients:
Potato-5-6 medium sized
Tomato -1(optional)
For Tempering
Oil-1tblsp
 Mustard seeds/kaduk/sarson-1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Fenugreek seeds/methi/uluva-1tsp
Red Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Dry red chilli-1-2
Salt
Water as per your gravy requirement
A pinch of tamarind
Hing/Asafoetida to tatse
Method:
1.Pressure cook potatoes.Peel, mash & keep them aside.
2.Heat oil in a kadai for the tempering.  Start by adding mustard seeds,allow them to pop up.

3.Then urad dal,methi seeds and dry red chillies,give a stir now add chilli powder , kashmiri chilli powder,hing and mix well.At this time you should maintain a low flame in order to prevent burning of the spice powders.

4.  Now add chopped tomatoes followed by  mashed potatoes and mix well.

 5.Add water( it depends on how much gravy you want) a pinch of tamarind, salt and give it a mix.

6.Bring it to boil.

7.At this point sprinkle a dash of hing , cover with a lid and switch  off the flame.

8.Our curry is ready.

9.Enjoy with wheat dosa/ rava upma...:)

Note:For a change
                 You can add grated carrots along with tomatoes..
                 Another option is to add lots of coriander for garnishing..
                Feel free to adjust the spice powders according to your taste.
                In this curry you can skip tomatoes too and follow the same procedure.
               Also you can add 3-4 shallots/pearl onion along with tempering.

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