Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ginger Potatoes

Potatoes are simply the easiest to cook with. I am a big fan of this tuber and can have it in any form. This was a staple in my cooking, but have started limiting it in the last couple of years.
Almost every cuisine has something made with potatoes. In Indian cuisine, every region has a different version of cooking with potatoes

My love affair with potatoes took a break when I got married and discovered that TH didn't like potatoes, It was beyond me to figure how a person did not like potatoes!
Thankfully, over the years, I have managed to convert him completely. He now longs for a simple potato sabji with his favourite rasam rice, when he's back from a long travel

This is the latest recipe from my Ma, which is simply superb.
Its got the sharp taste of ginger and the tangy flavour of the chaat masala

ginger potatoes
Aug '12: This is an updated picture, since I lost all my blogger pics

Ginger Potatoes

What you need -

15-20 baby potatoes
large piece of crushed ginger
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powser
1 tsp chaat masala / amchur powder (dried mango powder)
salt to taste

What you do with it -

Boil water with salt in a large vessel
Scrub the potatoes well and poke them with a toothpick
Immerse in the boiling water
Allow it to cook slightly, for about 10 mins or so
In a deep bottomed pan, heat 2 tsps of oil
Add crushed ginger, cumin, cumin powder, chilli powder and salt
Mix well and add potatoes to this
Saute for about 7-8 mins till the potatoes are done
Sprinkle chaat masala and toss
Serve as an appetizer or with rice and dal


Anonymous said...

Sounds absolutely yummy! Hubby is a potato freak too so we really have to watch how much we consume!

Prathima Rao said...

This looks so delicious & lip smacking!! Bookmarked...

Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Unknown said...

Have always used garlic but never ginger,since I have potatoes lying around in the house will make this soon, have bookmarked it!

Love those skewers... and ur better is the first one I know who did not like potatoes :) am glad u have converted him!

great-secret-of-life said...

never tried potato with ginger before.. Sounds very interesting

Anonymous said...

Sound delicious, I will try it! Awesome picture BTW


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