Monday, 13 January 2014

Diced Potatoes

Add these super quick and easy diced potato recipe to your collection; It is red, green and can be spicy if you want.

Serves 8 when accompanied with other food.

4-5 medium potatoes;  I kg/2.2 lbs, peel and dice equally

3 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp red chillie flakes
A large handful of  fresh curry leaves
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
11/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic paste
3/4 tsp ginger paste
1 cup finely chopped browned/fried onions
juice 1/2 a lime
3 ozs water

In a deep skillet heat the oil. Add  in order; the curry patta/leaves, turmeric, mustard seeds, salt, chillie flakes, and the potatoes. Toss them about till you can see them turn a nice yellow, sprinkled with the red and dotted with the green. Lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes until half done.
Now add the ginger, garlic and onions. Toss it again and cover. Continue to cook for another 20 minutes. Uncover, put the flame higher, add the water, it will sizzle, absorbing all the water very quickly, squeeze the lime juice all over. Shake the pan and voila, ready to serve and eat.

All potatoes cook differently. Test the potatoes to make sure they are cooked through and for seasoning.
If you don't have curry leaves, add  a handful of freshly chopped coriander and sprinkle at the end to replace the green.
Eat this with a delicious tomato, ginger and lime chutney!

Read more about Parsi food its history, traditions and stories in my cookbooks The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders and The Art of Parsi Cooking;reviving an ancient cuisine.

No comments:

Post a Comment