Friday 6 January 2012

Baby Potatoes In Tangy White Gravy and the Winner of ‘Only’ Cookies and Cakes


Hi All!

There are days when my mind is not able to decide what to cook. I had the baby potatoes lying with me, so I knew I had to finish them, but how? That I was unable to decide! My MIL is visiting us and she told me that she wanted to have Mosaru Avalakki (dahi-poha) for  dinner. So, without knowing what I would make with the potatoes, I put them for boiling and simultaneously started preparing for the avalakki. I soaked the poha and kept all the other ingredients ready and while I was doing that, looking at the dahi/curds, I suddenly had a vague thought and then knew what I wanted to do with the baby potatoes. One ingredient led me to cook a very tasty, tangy and quick to make recipe, hence, decided to share it here.


I served it with phulkas but I’m very sure that it will taste great with hot parathas and even a lightly flavoured rice too.  I make something similar with Okra too which one can check here.

Since this was an unplanned dish and I was not too sure about the end result, I have not clicked the in process pictures.

I also want to thanks Priya Mahadevan of Now Serving, for gifting me such a beautiful Paper Mache bowl which I’ve used as a backdrop in the above pic. 




250gms washed and boiled baby potatoes

3/4cup curds

2-3 green chillies

small piece ginger

1garlic pod

1tsp cumin

handful of roasted and peeled peanuts (I always have them)

2-3tbsp clarified butter

salt to taste

a pinch of sugar (optional)


Prick the boiled potatoes, this ensures that the flavours are absorbed by the potato else cut them into half.

Grind together peanut, 1/2tsp cumin, ginger, green chillies and garlic. Now add the curds and give one or two pulses in the mixer to combine all the ingredients.

Add a cup of water to the yogurt mix.

Heat the clarified butter and put the remaining cumin seeds, once they splutter, tip in the potatoes, salt to taste and sauté.

Add the curd mix,sugar and bring the gravy to a boil. If you find the gravy thick, pour some more water and mix.

Cover the gravy, let it simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Serve hot.



Note- I’ve not peeled the potatoes as all the nutrition lies in it’s peel but one is free to use peeled potatoes also if garlic is omitted, this recipe can be cooked on fasting days.

For better taste use a little sour curds.

And now for the winner of ‘Only’ Cookies and Cakes, it is entry number 36


The winner is Ambreen. Congrats dear. Pls contact me with your address and phone number in India at within two days.

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divya said...

wat a fantastic recipe...absolute delicious curry..:)

Ramya said...

very nice and unique recipe

Anisha said...

Isn't it great when we come up with a new dish... It looks delicious!

Faseela said...

yummy gravy.......innovative recipe........Congrats to Ambreen

Torviewtoronto said...

Delicious looking curry
Congrats on the lovely bowl, congrats to Ambreen on the win

Archana said...

Wow what a tasty dish. Love it.

Sravs said...

delicious and wonderful gravy !! Congrats to Ambreen !!

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Deepthi Shankar said...

very yummy N such beautiful pics

Unknown said...

awesomeness, Pari :) The dish looks fab and I am so happy you like the bowl :) hugs, priya

Mythreyi said...

a nice companion to pulka or chapathi.. nice and new recipe

Yum! Yum! Yum!

kitchen queen said...

yummilicious tempting and inviting.

Rachana said...

A very delicious curry and congrats Ambreen :-)

Julie said...

lovely pics..Congrats to Ambreen!!

Erivum Puliyum

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

sounds exquisitely delicious pari..
excellent it..
A very happy new year to you & yours..:)
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious curry Pari:-) Love the way you clicked the picture. Congrats to the winner.

anjana said...

Delicious curry...lovely pic..Congrats to Ambreen !!!

cookbookjaleela said...

Congrats Ambreen delicious and cute small potato curry

Raji said...

Unique recipe and so beautifully presented...congrats to the winner.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Oh my god, I can't believe it. Thank you so much Pari! So thrilled to win such a fantastic prize! Unfortunately, I won't be able to give an address In India :(

BTW, Yummy & unique recipe! Best of luck to the new winner!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Very tasty and mouth-watering recipe my dear...

Prathima Rao said...

A delicious curry!!!! And congrats to the winner!!!
Prathima Rao
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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

wow, great photos! looks so inviting & i really like that paper bowl in the background :)

Christy Gerald said...

Awesome Baby Potato Curry Dear.Luks delicious.Yummy!

Sanjeeta kk said...

The baby potatoes in white gravy look rich and yummy! Happy 2012 to you and yours, Pari!

Unknown said...

pari, you are tantalizing me with all these delicious posts - congrats on your book - can't wait to check it out
hugs, Priya

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a wonderful looking gravy,simply inviting..

Rajee Mani said...

Lovely recipe !!


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