Apr 20, 2008

Potato podimas - kerala style

As I said earlier, potato is a favourite vegetable for each and everyone of us. This podimas is a famous side dish for kutti onion sambar (kutti vengaaya sambar). This is how we do this podimas in my mom's place. The main ingredients are as follows.....

  1. Potato - 6
  2. Fresh coconut - 4 tbsp
  3. Green chillies - 3 or 4 (acc. to taste)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Turmeric powder
  6. Oil - 2 tbsp
  7. Coconut Oil- 1 tbsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  11. Red chillies - 1 ( can also be avoided)
  12. Curry Leaves - 10 Nos.
First, pressure cook the potato adding a pinch of salt and turmeric powder and mash it. Remove the skin. Then grind the fresh coconut and green chillies together without adding water. The mixture should be dry and not like a paste. Take a wide pan, preheat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urid dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder. Fry it till it turns into golden brown. Now add the mashed potato to it, add salt and turmeric powder (if necessary, cos we have already added turmeric powder and salt while pressure cooking potato). Also add coconut mixture to it and mix it thoroughly with potato. Turn off the stove. Pour the coconut oil on top of the podimas. Now podimas is ready to serve. As I said before, this is awonderful side dish for pearl onion sambar.


Anonymous said...

sounds yummy

kittymatti said...

hi vidhya
I saw yr blog..Seems interesting.. How do I get to view all your recipes? I am unable to find a link to see the recipes..