Dinesh and Bawa

Dinesh and Bawa


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Yogurt Potatoes

Here is a recipe for making the very humble potato in an easy and very different way:

Take 5 biggish potatoes, wash them throughly, if you havea scrapper, scrape em, otherwise just wash them well, do not remove the skin. Then plonk them into a pressure cooker with some water and salt and a dash of butter and cook until well done... typically 3-4 whistles and simmer for 10 minutes after. WAIT until the cooker has cooled down, and remove the cooked potatoes. (You can use the water to cook rice with a potatoey flavour :))

Mash them up, but dont make a paste of them, leave some of them chunky, use your hands to do it, just squeeze them...

Put a pan on the stove and add some ghee or oil and heat till nice and hot... quickly add 1 dried red chilly, some curry leaves (7-8), some whole jeera(2 teaspoons or more according to your taste) and some mustard seeds (2-3 teaspoons or more according to your taste) and wait until they crackle and pop... i remove the red chilly at this point, you can choose to keep it in ... Add the potato mixture to this and mix well... some salt may be added as well... stir well so everything combines

The next step needs to be done just before serving:

Heat up the mixture (if not already hot) and add a full box (400 ml) of dahi (yogurt) to it. Lower the gas and stir in throughly... add some shredded coriander, decorate with some finely chopped pieces of tomato... Serve immediately with hot rotis or toasted whole wheat bread...

The dahi adds an enchanting subtle flavour to the whole thing... Its really nice! Dont add any red chilly powder or turmeric to it, then the dahi's coolness is compromised...  

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Rekha said...

Yummmmmmmyyyyyy :) Jai GuruDev!

Pankaj said...

Jai Gurudev,Bau!
Last evening on the eve of Guruji's B'day, Shivang and me decided to get going with the Yogurt Potatoes that looked so yummy here on the blog.
We quickly went grocery shopping and then began with boiling the potatoes.Both of us being 'hostellites', did manage to boil 2kgs. of potatoes! :)
Once that was done, we went on with preparing the flavour base for it.Ya, bau, the red chillies remained in there till the end. :)
Of the three batches that we prepared that eveing, we had the last of it giving off the first two to our friends.
They loved it! After all that hard work [excuse me, here :)],the taste of the yogurt potatoes was like..hmmmmm...
Bau,the cook inside me, expanded his kitchen within,yesterday. :)
looking fwd to more of such yummy treats.
Jai Gurudev!

Siddharth said...

Oh bawa...help me...i tried making Yoghurt Potatoes for the 2nd time...but in vain!
It becomes like a vegetable as in very very thin...nothing even close to what it's picture says!
I stay in a PG so I keep experimenting! Some tips :)

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