Friday, January 15, 2016

spicy baby potatoes

This dish has quickly become one of my goto dishes when I have guests over.
Easy to make and tastes soo good!
Perfect dish to go with this blog name :D :)

I first had this at my friend varsha's place. I used her recipe and clubbed it with couple of recipes I saw online and came up with this.
Here goes:

baby potatoes: 20
onion: 1 (roughly chopped)
bellpepper: 2 (roughly chopped)
garlic: 2 cloves
ginger: 2 inches
curry leaves: 2 stems
chillies: 2 (cut long and thin into 2 inch pieces)
salt: to taste
coriander powder: 2 tbsp.
chilli powder: 1 tsp.
turmeric: 1/2 tsp.

ghee: 3 tbsp.
canola oil: 1 tbsp.

to temper:
mustard seeds
cumin seeds

to make chili sauce:
red chillies: 4 (soaked in water)
onion: 1/4th (sliced)
garlic: 4 cloves
salt: to taste

First, boil the baby potatoes in pressure cooker.
After they are done, run them with cold water. Once they cool down, peel the potatoes and cut
they into four pieces each. Make small slits on the potatoes. This is so, they will absorb the spices.

To make chili sauce, grind soaked red chillies, onion, garlic and salt.

Heat ghee and canola oil together.
Temper mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
Now, add curry leaves, chopped chilli, ginger, garlic, roughly chopped onions and bellpepper.
Let them saute for a few minutes.
Add corianded powder, chilli powder and turmeric
Add baby potatoes and coat with the already added spices. Heat this on medium for about 8 minutes.
Now add the chilli sauce and saute for 5 more minutes.
Check salt and add more if needed.
Turn off the stove and let it sit for sometime before serving.
Enjoy :-)