Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Smashtos (manjacurry) - Yellow Potato curry for Dosa

Today, I've got an 'easy to prepare' recipe for u.. Am sure most of my frnds, especially the vegans wud wanna try this out. This requires very less oil and hence, health-friendly too! This one goes well with dosa, a south indian breakfast item. 

You'd require

Potatoes : 3-4 small ones.
Onion : 1 medium size finely sliced vertically
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
Green chilly : 4-5 nos. slit lengthwise
Garlic : 5 pods, cut into tiny pieces
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tspn
Oil : 1 tbspn
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Salt : as required

Preparation is as follows:

Even before slicing the onions, take a pressure cooker and boil the potatoes till u get 3 whistles. Peel off the potatoes and smash them and keep aside. 

Take a kadai or a non-stick pan and pour oil in it. Once the oil gets heated, put the mustard seeds into it to crackle. Then add the finely sliced onions and saute in medium flame. Add curry leaves. After 3-4 minutes, add the garlic pieces and saute till the raw smell disappears. Now, add a little salt  and then add 2 slit green chillies. Once the onions becomes golden brown, add the smashed potatoes and mix them very well. Add the remaining green chillies and saute for a minute. Now, add turmeric powder mixed with a little amount of water to make a 'not too loose, not too thick' consistency. Alright... lemme make it clear; you may add half a cup of water in case u need gravy or else, just a little amount would be enough. Cover and cook for 5 minutes in low flame in case more water has been added or else, 2 minutes cooking would be more than enough. Now thats what I call a quick n delicious side dish! 
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