Potato podimas (6 servings)




potato podimasIngredients

Ginger (grated)  1 tbsp

Green chillies (finely diced) 6

Turmeric powder  ½ tsp

Salt  1½ tsp or to taste

Curry leaves 5 sprigs

Cilantro leaves  1 tbsp (finely cut)

Lemon juice  2 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Chana dal t tbsp

Cashew nuts  6 or 8 (optional)

oil  2 tbsp


  1. Boil the potatoes till well cooked, cool in water and peel them.  Mash the potatoes coarsely to get crumbled texture.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and temper the mustard seeds. As they start spluttering,  add chana dal and as color starts changing add the finely diced chillies, turmeric powder, and curry leaves, and saute for a few seconds. Add ginger, cashew pieces and saute for a minute on a low flame.
  3.   Add the mashed potatoes and saute for a minute or so and add salt and cook on low fire keeping the wok covered.
  4. When the mix has blended well remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves and add lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Serve when hot. Makes an excellent side dish foe Vengaya sambhar.

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