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Friday, October 13, 2006

Potatoes With Coconut Masala

[1] Potatoes in a coconut, green chilli gravy


Potatoes 1/2 Kg, Onions 250 gm,
Oil as required, Salt to taste, Fresh Coriander 1 TB.

For The Masala:
Fresh Coconut 1/2 (grated), Green Chillies 4-5, Tamarind Pulp 1 tsp,
Garlic Flakes 5-6, Turmeric 1/4 tsp, Poppy Seeds 1 tsp.

Make a paste using the masala ingredients.
Finely chop the onions and boil and cut the potatoes into cubes.
Saute chopped onions in oil and then add the potatoes and salt. Now add the masala paste and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and remove.

[2] बटाटयाल आंबट ( potatoes in coconut gravy)


Potatoes 250 gm, Onion 1 no

For The Masala:
Coconut 3/4 no, Turmeric 1/2 tsp,
Dried Red Chillies 8-10, Cumin / Fenugreek Seeds 1/4 tsp,
Tamarind Pulp 1 tsp, Salt to taste.


Chop the onion finely. Saute the red chillies and cumin/fenugreek seeds in little oil and then add to the coconut, turmeric to make a smooth paste.
Peel and cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1" pieces . Take 500 ml water and add the potatoes with 1 tsp salt. Cook the potatoes till soft. Now add the masala and water to get required consistancy. Bring to a boil and remove. Saute the chopped onion in coconut oil till pink and add to the gravy.

P.S. If you add 3 tsp coriander seeds instead of cumin/fenugreek seeds then recipe is called Potato Ghasshi. The Ghasshi is given a tempering of garlic instead of onions.

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