Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potato Podimas | UrulaiKizhangu Podimas | Urulai Podimas

Potato podimas, a simple stir fry made with potato and flavored with garlic & coconut.I like this potato podimas more than the normal potato curry( with red chili powder). I still remember that there was a time,i like only potatoes and this podimas was my favorite(still it does).I didn't mind to have them in lunch box daily.
If you have cooked potatoes in hand, then you can prepare this dish under 15 mins.
It's very mild in spices and dominant in garlic & coconut flavor,it goes well with any spicy kuzhambu and rice.Generally i paired them either with Puli Kuzhambu or Sambar. This podimas taste best when you use pearl onions instead of big onions,but today i have used big onions only as i don't have stock of pearl onions.

Potato Podimas

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Potato - 3 medium size
Onion -1 small
Grated coconut - 11/2- 2  tbsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Green chili - 1 to 3 
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste

To Temper
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Split Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few


Procedure
Cook the potatoes in pressure cooker for 3 whistle. Once cooled peel the skin and cut into small cubes.Cut the onion into thin slices, slit the green chili and crushed the garlic and keep everything ready.Heat the oil in a pan and temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper". Then add the onions,green chili and saute  until  onion become translucent.Then add potatoes along with salt and saute it well.
Mashed the potatoes slightly with the ladle and then add grated coconut along with coriander leaves. Saute it till all blends together. 
That's it, Quick & Tasty Potato podimas is ready.  
Notes:
  • If you want extra spice, grind the green chili and add it. But don't add too much, the mild sweetness from coconut gives great taste to this dish.
  • If you wish , you can add ginger garlic paste, instead of crushed garlic.

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