Thursday, May 07, 2020

Spicy Potato Stir Fry

Cooking is really a stress buster many a times but sometimes the thought of what to cook for the day creates a lot of stress are certain days when you are in a full mood to do an elaborate cooking and those are the days you experiment on various cuisines and recipes that you have saved or kept aside to try out 'one day'. On the other hand there are days when you get really irritated at the thought of what to cook for the day, the days when you just don't feel like lagging around for a long time in the kitchen or rather days when just feel like ordering food from out and just laze out on your couch. During this covid struck period, when ordering food from out is also something we all feel a bit hesitant to do, you are left with no choices but to cook something for your family, then, on such days  make this spicy potato stir fry or potato mezhukupuratti. It's such an easy recipe and the aroma that spreads in the house while making this dish makes me really nostalgic. Potato cubes getting roasted in an onion and chili paste in the lovely coconut oil is just heavenly. My favorite combination to go with this potato stir fry is curd rice/thayir sadam. The spiciness of the stir fry goes well balanced with the cool curd rice..a really yummy combination. Though I thought of making curd rice with it as usual, later on I changed my mind and served it with some moru curry/ yogurt based curry, rice and pappad.

Check out how to make this potato roast that basically requires just three main ingredients- potatoes, onion and chili powder.

2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into one inch cubes
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2-3 tsp kashmiri chili powder(adjust the chili powder as per your taste)
3-4 Tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste

  • In a saucepan , bring plenty of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add the potato cubes, and allow them to boil for just two minutes on high heat. Remove the potato cubes and keep aside.
  • Coarsely grind the roughly chopped onion and chilli powder and keep aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add the coarsely ground  onion paste. Fry for two minutes on medium low heat.
  • Now toss in the potato cubes and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on a low heat until the potatoes get cooked.(Keep mixing in between)
  • Once the potatoes are soft and cooked, add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cover and cook again for two minutes more.
  • Open, mix well and fry for a few seconds more.
  • Serve hot with rice / curd rice / bread

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