Potato Podimas


Looks like potatoes featured the maximum number of times in my blog posts. Not surprising though, owing to its versatility. Whenever we are confused as to what to cook; we end up making potato curry or aloo paranthas or sandwich, well most times. Potatoes are sure to lend a helping hand to entertain your surprise guests or make a quick meal.
This potato podimas(mashed potatoes) is a mildly flavored curry to go with hot & spicy sambar rice. This is a twist to the normal potato fry made with chilli powder and lots of oil.
A very simple, easy to make recipe!

Ingredients:
Potatoes - 4 medium (boiled, peeled and mashed)
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Ginger a small piece finely chopped
Lemon - 1
Curry leaves - a few
Oil,mustard,urad dhall, channa dhall - a tsp or 2 each for seasoning
Turmeric - 1 tsp (optional)
Grated coconut - 2 tsp (optional)
Hing - a pinch
salt to taste

Method:
1) Heat oil, season with the ingredients. When the mustard pops, add hing and turmeric.
2) Reduce the flame, add chillies, curry leaves, ginger, mashed potato and salt.
3) Add the grated coconut if you wish to, fry everything together for a while.
3) Switch off, squeeze the lime juice and serve hot with rice. Tastes great with sambar rice.



18 comments:

Nithya said...

Yummy Yummy potato :)

kitchen queen said...

My all time favourite potato podimas.The picture is very inviting and looks lovely.

jeyashrisuresh said...

we too make t in the same way,but we wont add turmeric powder.
Nice and simple one.potatoes in any form is acceptable.

Rohini said...

Looks soo inviting da.. Although a potato fan, I never made podimas till date.. Will try this soon :)

Priya said...

Just love podimas with curd rice, my fav combination...yumm!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! perfect..nice click too..
yummy yummy.

Saju said...

i love potatos...love ur dish!

Vrinda said...

Looks yumm..i use this in masala dosa for filling,will try with rice...nice click

Anupama said...

I make it the same way and just love it... adding the lemon makes it taste very good :-)

lata raja said...

Who doesn't love this??? Simple yet versatile dish. Appdiyae saapdalaam....

Valarmathi said...

Wow.....my favorite, looks yummy.

Andhra Flavors said...

radish sambar looks delicious.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Love potatoes.. I m sure Roshan is having a feast.
How was ur thank giving weekend? Hows ur job search?

Thanks for sharing awards with me ..Tc

Sree vidya said...

Thanks all for the lovely comments.
@ Sandhya: you are welcome dear. Weekend was just ordinary. didn't go out.Was at home only :( Job search.. still going on. Hope something materializes soon.
@Vrinda : Masala dosa filling is a bit diff. We add onions for that and do not mash the potatoes .

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow my fav dish.Only difference is we add lemon n avoid turmeric.Looks nice.First time here u have a nice blog.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

HIee Sri....
Wow.. I m glad u guys are loving the kanji.. Its definitely enegry packed and good for health...
Pound Cake is a total treat :)
Hope u get a good offer soon.....Have u been on a long break is it?

Will share the raitha recipe soon.. Punjabi's do use Potato's in raitha..

Ms.Chitchat said...

You have a wonderful space. Alu podimas looks yummy and sure tastes delicious too. Am following you.

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Divya Vikram said...

Ultimate comfort food Vidya! I make this often. Looks delicious.