Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Tangy Baby Potatoes in Onion-Cilantro Curry

 

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It happens some times with me that I intend to make some thing and then I find myself short of certain ingredients. Then I concoct something instantaneously and it turns out good. Earlier I had made lot of things like this and  would conveniently forget them. And then kids would demand Mom make what you made that day and I will have a complete question mark on my face, as I would fail to recollect what I concocted… I am glad with this blog, there will be  no question marks any more.

It was one such day when I was planning to make Dum Aloo and I had picked up these baby potatoes specifically for that. I boiled the potatoes and realised I was short of a major ingredient for my Dum Aloo ( I will surely post the recipe later) and I was stuck. I could have made the Dum Aloo easily in the basic onion-tomato gravy… but I was in no mood to use my dear Tomatoes. I desperately wanted to make something interesting and different. Now the grey cells in my brain started working and I again started exploring my refrigerator to find something more interesting. The things I found were a small bunch of coriander , a little ginger , some lime juice ,some tamarind paste, a few dry fruits and a few regular veggies which I did not feel like mixing in my Potatoes. I wanted a dish only with the potatoes. 

Finally, I thought the small bunch of coriander was inviting me and then I just knew what I had to do. I wanted to make something tangy using the coriander and tamarind. I know one would wonder what is interesting with these ingredients…but make this dish to believe with such regular things, such simple yet very tasty curry could be made.And this is what I did…

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I parboiled about 400 gms of peeled baby potatoes in water added with salt and turmeric. This imparts a nice yellow color to the potatoes.

Now I blended 3 medium onions coarsely . Heated some oil in the pan and put the blended onions in it and sauted them till light brown in color.

I added the very basic spices like chili pwd 1 tsp, 3 tsp coriander pwd, 1 tsp cumin pwd, 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd and salt to taste. Mixed them and cooked them for a while till the spices got nicely roasted.

Then the boiled potatoes were added and mixed properly in the spice-onion mix. The water was added at this stage to make a slightly thin curry and the curry was brought  to a boil.

In the chutney blender was taken a small bunch of washed and roughly chopped cilantro,3 green chilies, 5 garlic pods and half inch piece of ginger and ground  to a paste using a little water.

This paste was then added to the boiling curry. 3 tbsp tamarind paste was also added at this stage to provide the tang  and the pan was covered with the lid , the curry was let cook on a low flame till it thickened.

It was then garnished with cilantro and served hot with some phulkas and hot rice. Personally I loved eating it with rice.

This curry can be kept thin if it is to be served only with rice. It tastes good either way. The curry has the richness of all fresh flavors.

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32 comments:

Shaista Tabrez said...

HMMM...TASTY AND INVITING..

chakhlere said...

that looks yummy!! i loved the use of cilantro in it!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very colourful.....

Priya said...

YUmm!!!such a delicious and flavourful dish, will have it nonstop dear...so gorgeous!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!Potatoes looks gorgeous and yummy Pari!!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Absolutely delicious.

kittymatti said...

oh wow! I jus love these..looks superb!

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummm..this is simple and yummm indeed.

Katy ~ said...

This looks so satisfying; makes me smile from the inside out just to look at this tasty dish!

Ramya said...

Yumm!!Potatoes look delicious..new recipe with potatoes

Sanghi said...

Wow.. yummy coriander flavourish potatoes.. loved it!

Nandini said...

Yummy herby potatoes! Looks inviting!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an spicy and simple.....drool worthy recipe....Sometimes it happens to me too...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very tasty and spicy...Nice to have this with roti...Nice pic pari....

Parita said...

Potato curry sounds fantastic! Love your innovation!

sowmya.s said...

nice yummy subji with baby potatoes...looks delicious..

Pari said...

Thanks a lot all of you for all the encouragement. It means a lot to me.

Nags said...

this is my kinda dish. i saw something very similar in a cook book recently and have taken it down. i think cilantro wasn't there in that though, i shud improvise using yours :)

Mansi said...

Very interesting..ya, so many times we make dishes at the spur of the moment with available ingedients and they turn out to be yum...the baby potatoes look superb.

En Samaiyal said...

Looks Hot & Spicy ...very colourful..mouth watering dsih

rekhas kitchen said...

wow mouthwatering a perfect side dish mmmm tempting yaar

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy curry .. I love baby potatoes

Gita said...

Thats a tasty and flavorful dish...looks delicious :)

SriLekha said...

wow1 looks yummy1
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Khaugiri said...

Wow just loved it..........

Sireesha said...

Looks delectable and yummy:)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wat a detailed xplaination with pics. looks very gud.

Shri said...

Looks real delicious, Pari!Who doesn't like Potatoes?

jayasree said...

I love this kind of quickfix, yet tasty dishes. Thanks for sharing

Graziana said...

I love baby potatoes and just bought some tamarind... I think I'll try this recipe soon, thank you for sharing it with It's a Vegan World.

Rohini said...

Such a tempting recipe!! Will try out sometime. Came through Budding Blogger series.. Congrats, first of all!! You sure have a great space. Following you!
Pls do drop in mine when you have sometime! :)

Simply Life said...

Oh this looks so comforting and flavorful!

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