Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cook a pot of Curry Day : Potato Curry

Potato Curry

Dry ingredients:
3-4 pcs red chilli
1/2 tbsp coriander seed
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp whole black pepper
2 tblsp coconut flakes

First, dry roast and grind the dry ingredients above. Do not add water. This will be the Masala Powder for this dish. Set aside.

*sidenote: In case you are reading this in preparation of the Cook a pot of Curry Day event on the 21st of August, you are at the right place.  Do note that this dry roasting process may give off the smell of spices, so please be considerate and switch on the kitchen exhaust when cooking ;)

Main Ingredients:
2 big potatoes (peeled, washed and dice into cubes about 2cm. Keep immerse in water)
1 big onion (cut length wise)
1/8 tsp tumeric
3-4 pcs of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1tsp Mustard
1tsp black lentil (aka Urad Dal/black gram) [mung beans OR azuki beans OR pigeon peas can also be used as a substitute]
2tsp cooking oil

How to

-Heat oil in saucepan and add mustard and urad dal. Then add curry leaves and onions.  Stir fry till onion turns golden brown.

-Drain and add the cut potatoes, salt and tumeric to the saucepan. Fry in medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

-Add in the grounded masala powder and add just enough water to get the potato cooked.

-Mix well and cover with a lid in medium heat until the potato becomes cooked. (Keep turning to avoid burning the ingredients)

-After the potato is cooked, sir-fry it till most of the liquid evaporates.

-Serve with rice :)
Here are some pictures of the ingredients, just in case they go by different names in your region.

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Urad Dal (aka Black Gram, Black Lentil, Vigna mungo)

Cumin Seeds


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